A strike, or strake, is a matrix of tin or pewter nodules of equal weight, fastened by thin strips and attached to a handle for easy carrying; the pewterer snips off as many nodules as needed to fill a melting pot. It’s a period charge, found in the arms of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers, c.1480 and 1533 [Bromley & Child 197]. The handle is to chief by default. See also gridiron, portcullis.
Gerhart von Altenberg bears as a badge: A strike argent.
Theonis de Zeeuwe bears: Argent, three strikes sable.