Streitgabelklinge (Period)

A streitgabelklinge is a charge from German heraldry: the name translates to “war fork blade”. It’s the head of a war-fork, a weapon combining prongs for stabbing with blades for slicing or catching [Stone 450, s.v. military fork]. The streitgabelklinge is a period charge, found in the arms of Lynnser, mid-16th C. [NW 22]. Its points are to chief by default. For related charges, see fork, mancatcher.

Heinrich Eberhart von Thorn bears: Sable, a streitgabelklinge argent.

Konrad Mailander bears as a badge: A streitgabelklinge Or.

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