Sword, P. 38, f. 19.
In blazoning a sword in coat armour, itsposition must always be mentioned ; whether the point is upwards or downwai-ds, towards the dexter or sinister, etc. See example?. P. 31, f. 30, to 35, and P. 9, f. 21. When the handle and pommel (i.e. the knob affixed to the handle) are of a dilfereut tincture, it it is termed hilted and pommelled. The hilt includes the entire handle and guard, but if the hand part is of a different tincture it is blazoned as the grip. e.g. a sword erect ar. grip vert, hilt and pommel or. the crest of Pollard. The Crest of Roundell is a sword in pale ar. hilt and pommel or, gripgu.
If the blade is wavy it is termed a swordwavy P. 38, f. 19. If with fire round the blade, it is said to be inflamed, or flammant, sometimes it is called a flamiug sword, f. 21. If blood is depicted upon the blade, it is said to be imbrued. P. 36, f, 13. See Terms. Broadsword, Curtana-sword, Cutlass, Kapler, Scimitar, Seax, Tuck, etc. The sword is frequently used as the Emblem of Power. See Curtana. Two Swords in Saltire, the Emblem of St. Paul.