[ANSTHRLD] Keys and crow

Crandall crandalltwo-scalists at yahoo.com
Wed May 11 16:41:09 PDT 2011

Bittings are the term used for cut keys that engage tumblers. (modern lock) 

However I cannot find another term for those keys which engage wards (in a warded lock) 

"Is a puzzlement"

Crandall, Olde Phart 

"In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong." -John Kenneth Galbraith

--- On Wed, 5/11/11, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:

> From: Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com>
> Subject: Re: [ANSTHRLD] Keys and crow
> To: "Heralds List, Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <heralds at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 6:14 PM
> 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
> tip.
> Dannet de Lyncoln
> -- 
> Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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