A pick is a mining tool for breaking up rock, soil, &c. It is found in the canting arms of Pycot, 1357 [DBA2 483]; it may also be termed a “pick-axe” or “miner’s pick”. The pick’s head was usually shown single-pointed in period emblazons; the point faced dexter by default, as in the illustration. Double-pointed picks were seldom found in period armory, but an example is seen in the canting arms (dial. Italian ponzón, “spike”) of di Ponzo, mid-15th C. [Triv 283]; this variation of form is left unblazoned in the Society. For related charges, see axe, hammer.
Gerwald of Devon the Miner bears: Per chevron inverted azure and argent, in chief a pickaxe bendwise argent, a base embattled vert.
Francisco Sanchez Pancho bears: Sable, two pickaxes in saltire argent.
James Odo bears as a badge: A pickaxe Or.