Knife: knives are not unfrequently borne in arms, but they have generally some precise designation, e.g. the shoemaker's knife, the pruning knife, and the shredding knife, but it is difficult to find good examples to shew the correct drawing. In the insignia of CROWLAND Abbey they are sometimes blazoned as S.Bartholomew's knives.
Butchers' knives are borne by the foreign families of KOHLER, KROSIG, and WINCKEL in Saxony, but no English examples have been noticed.
Gules, a knife argent, haft or--BLOOD.
Azure, three knives argent, hafted gules--KNYVETT.
Gules, three knives argent--WORSYCKE.
Quarterly first and fourth gules, three knives erect in fesse argent handles or, second and third azure, three scourges erect in fesse or with three lashes to each--CROWLAND, Benedictine ABBEY, co. Lincoln.
Argent, three shoemaker's knives gules--HACKLET.
Azure, a cutting-knife proper ensigned with a marquess's coronet or--CORDNERS' Company, Edinburgh.
Argent, three shredding-knives sable--ABBOT, co. Salop.