A mancatcher, or catch-pole, is an implement for restraining people at a safe distance: in war, to pull soldiers from horses; in peace, to capture escaping felons. It consists of a long pole with a spring-loaded collar at the end. The mancatcher was a period artifact – the illustration is based on a 16th Century German example [Stone 434] – but it was not used in period armory. The mancatcher is palewise, collar to chief, by Society default. For related charges, see pole-arm, streitgabelklinge.
Malachi Tay bears: Azure, a chevron argent ermined vert, overall a mancatcher issuant from base Or.