Fork, (fr. fourche). Forks of various shapes, and varying in the number of their prongs, are borne as charges, such as pitch-fork, dung-fork, and hay-fork. The shake-fork is a conventional charge, and will be found in its alphabetical order. The forks used for fishing, &c., have been noted already under eel-spear. There do not appear to be any special rules in depicting the various forks named.
Argent, three dung-forks two and one, prongs in chief, sable--WORTHINGTON, Yorkshire.
Argent, three dung-forks gules--SHERLEY or SHORLEY.
Sable, three pitch-forks in pale argent--PYKE, co. Somerset.
Argent, three two-pronged forks sable, two upward and one downwards--WALLEY, Harl. MS. 1396.
Argent, three three-pronged forks gules--CHORLEY.
Argent, three five-pronged forks sable--WORTHINGTON.