[ANSTHRLD] Keys and crow

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Wed May 11 16:14:25 PDT 2011

On Wed, 11 May 2011, Crandall <crandalltwo-scalists at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I found this, but no cited reference.
> Key -- by default keys are palewise, however there is some confusion
> between mundane and SCA heraldry as to the location of the wards
> (the part that goes into the lock)

It's probably a direct quotation from the Pic Dic.  Thing is,
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warded_lock> says that wards are part of
the lock mechanism, not part of a key.  But that article cites
absolutely no sources and, in a couple of minutes of searching,
I wasn't able to find anything authoritative.  A couple of minutes
more suggests that "bit" is the correct word for the blade at the

Dannet de Lyncoln
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

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