Hook: it will, perhaps, be better to group under one head the chief varieties of hooks, though they are used for various purposes. They may be enumerated as follows:--
Boat-hook: this occurs in but one coat of arms.
Or, an annulet beset with three boat-hooks in triangle sable--BROBACH.
Sable, a chevron between three fish-hooks argent--MEDVILLE.
Argent, a fesse sable between three fish-hooks gules--PENKERCH, co. Lincoln; also BOSDON.
Flesh-hook: a fork for the purpose of taking meat from the cauldron. The first figure is perhaps the more correct in form. The second figure is sometimes erroneously blazoned a Pike-staff.
Argent, a fesse between three flesh-hooks sable--PENKERIDGE.
Argent, three flesh-hooks(fig. 2) sable, two and one--WALLEY.
Pot-hooks, which appear to be the same as the hangers are borne only by German families; at least no example with a true English name has been observed. One of the forms it takes is given in the margin.
Argent, a hanger, or kettle-iron, expanded gules--KETTLER.
Argent, a double-hooked hanger closed in pale sable--ZERTSCHEN.
Rope-hook: this occur in but one coat of arms.
Argent, a chevron azure between three rope-hooks sable--ROPE-MAKERS' Company, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Tenter-hook: two forms of this charge occur, as shewn in the margin.
Sable three tenter-hooks argent--CLARKE, or CLERKES.
Argent, three tenter-hooks sable--CLARK.
Argent, a fesse between three tenter-hooks sable--PENERECHE.
Argent, two tenter-hooks[elsewhere harts' horns] in saltire sable--LACHAULT.
Gules, three thatcher's hooks in fesse argent--CHOWNE, Kent.
Sable, three thatcher's hooks in pale argent--CHOWNE, Berks.