Charge!

Season's Greetings!

As my gift to my faithful users I would like to present you with this list of over 150 new charges! I would like to credit the Traceable Heraldic Art resource for all of these new additions. I have modified the DrawShield to work with the images from that site, once they have been re-named to match DrawShield naming conventions. I am intending to add almost the whole catalog over the coming months. My grateful thanks to all the original artists and the curators of the Heraldic Art website.

I am in the process of updating the "charge finder" and the indvidual pages within the reference section of the user guide but until that is finished the complete set of new charges can be found below.

Architectural Features

  • well frame
  • quadrate cornice
  • bascule (drawbridge counterweight)
  • bridge of two/three arches
  • fountain stone
  • millstone
  • pavilion / tent
  • well

Symbols, Emblems, Religious Items

  • triskelion of spirals/sprials
  • triskele
  • valknut
  • labyrinth
  • nesselblatt (stylised nettle leaf)
  • crozier
  • passion nail
  • rosary / paternoster
  • thyrsus (emblem of dionysus)

Geometric Shapes

  • 2 annulets braced
  • 2 annulets conjunct
  • annulet of chain
  • annulet of rope
  • (compass rose has been split into two charges) compass star & compass rose
  • octagon
  • mascle ploye
  • mullets or 5/7/8 points voided and interlaced

Knots

  • quatrefoil
  • heneage
  • stafford (same as de-lacy?)
  • wake

Musical Items

  • musical note
  • bagpipes
  • drumstick
  • hautboy
  • lyre
  • organ pipe
  • recorder
  • shofar

Weapons

  • ukrainian trident head
  • broad axe
  • throwing axe
  • battering ram
  • bow and arrow nocked
  • bow and arrow drawn
  • chaine-shot
  • club
  • mace
  • salmon spear
  • ragged staff
  • wreathed staff
  • tilting spear (now distinct from spear)
  • truncheon
  • sledge hammer
  • thor's hammer / mjolnir

The Natural World

  • cloud
  • lightning bolt
  • stone
  • flint stone
  • sunburst

Trees, Flowers, Plants, Fruit

  • acanthus leaf
  • ash tree
  • bamboo pole
  • beanpod
  • beech sprig
  • bush
  • carrot
  • pair of cherries
  • cherry sprig
  • chrysanthemum leaf
  • columbine flower
  • daffodil
  • elder sprig
  • elder sprig fructed
  • fig leaf
  • foxglove
  • forget me not
  • garlic plant
  • gillyflower
  • grape leaf
  • holly leaf
  • holly sprig fructed
  • ivy leaf
  • ivy vine
  • ivy wreath
  • jasmine (flower)
  • laurel leaf
  • linden leaf
  • linden tree
  • oak sprig fructed
  • olive sprig fructed
  • peony
  • plane tree
  • pumpkin
  • radish
  • rue flower
  • rue sprig
  • shamrock
  • strawberry leaf
  • strawberry flower
  • strawberry plant
  • trillium (flower)
  • turnip
  • stalk of wheat

Clothing, Household Items

  • bag / pouch
  • bellows
  • alquerque board
  • nine/twelve mens morris board
  • boot
  • leather bottle
  • breadloaf
  • bucket
  • camail (armour)
  • jester's cap
  • cap of mercury
  • cup
  • cushion
  • dice
  • domino
  • embroiderer's broach
  • fleshpot
  • gauntlet clenched
  • morion
  • helmet closed
  • jester's bauble
  • lamp
  • comedy mask
  • tragedy mask
  • pestle and mortar
  • needle
  • threaded needle
  • pennon
  • pitcher / ewer
  • ribbon (for the narrow bend use riband)
  • pair of scissors
  • saltcellar
  • padlock (new - original is available as shacklebolt)
  • pair of shears
  • weaver's shuttle
  • spoon
  • spool of thread
  • trivet
  • ball of yarn

Tools, Farming, hunting

  • pair of calipers
  • shepherds crook
  • crook of basel
  • eel basket
  • fish hook
  • harrow
  • hawk lure
  • mallet
  • mattock
  • plummet (plumbob)
  • saddle
  • shackle
  • sickle
  • spade
  • staple
  • stirrup
  • trestle
  • wagon

Ships

  • caravel
  • coracle
  • ship's wheel
  • rudder

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