In heraldry, sable is the tincture black, and belongs to the class of dark tinctures, called "colours". In engravings and line drawings, it is sometimes depicted as a region of crossed horizontal and vertical lines, or else marked with sa. as an abbreviation. The name derives from the black fur of the sable, a species of marten.
Azure Shield is an artifact in Tyranny. Background [edit | edit source] This shield was traditionally an object of ceremonial importance. Champions of Azure carried it during times of cultural significance - the signing of treaties, declarations of war, meeting of diplomatic envoys and celebrations of past victories.
The BOuche shield is a Shield used in Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Shields are used in conjunction with with short weapons such as an Axe or Shortsword, with the shield covering the left hand and forearm, while the striking weapon is in the right hand (Henry is right-handed).
A kite shield is a large, almond-shaped shield rounded at the top and curving down to a point at the bottom. The term "kite shield" is a reference to the shield's unique shape, and is derived from its supposed similarity to a flying kite, although "leaf-shaped shield" and "almond shield" have also been used in recent literature.
A pavise (or pavis, pabys, or pavesen) was a oblong shield used during the late 14th to early 16th centuries. Often large enough to cover the entire body, it was utilized by archers and infantry soldiers. The name is thought to come from the city of Pavia, Italy. Of European origin, the pavise was large, square and convex.
Types of crosses in heraldry. The cross is a basic design used from pre-historic times. Its use was enormously expanded in the form of the Roman instrument of torture later known as the Christian cross from the 1st century AD with the development of Christianity. From the 11th century, and increasingly during the age of the Crusades, a variety of forms of cross symbols were developed for the ...
Targe (from Old Franconian * targa "shield", Proto-Germanic * targo "border") was a general word for shield in late Old English. Its diminutive, target, came to mean an object to be aimed at in the 18th century. The term refers to various types of shields used by infantry troops from the 13th to 16th centuries, or earlier.