A mash rake is a tool used by brewers, with a long handle and cross-barred tines. It was used to churn the mash and keep it well mixed while steeping. The mash rake was the attribute of St. Arnold of Soissons: the illustration was taken from a mid-15th C. image of the saint, in the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent. A similar artifact, possibly a mash rake, is found in the arms of Meilenhofter, mid-16th Century [NW 47]. For related charges, see fork.
The Baron of Mordenvale’s Company of Brewers bears: Per chevron vert and gules, two mash rakes in saltire Or.
Iago Cabrera de Cadiz bears: Sable, a mash rake Or.
Giles Ballard bears: Gules, a mash rake argent.