chevron rompu

The chevron is one the major shapes used upon a shield, known as ordinaries, being in the form of an inverted ‘v’ shape A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Chevron. There is a special, and rather striking variant known as the chevron rompu, where rompu appears to mean “broken”. There have been several variants observed over time, but all of them involve the central, upper part of the chevron being broken away to create a very distinctive effect A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P125.