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 August 4, 2012
Quiz Time!

David: Question: What piece of hardware is named after a device carried by medieval knights?
(a) Grommet
(b) Escutcheon
(c) Snipe hinge


Answer: (b) Escutcheon
In furnituremaking, an escutcheon is a small, applied plate or insert that protects a keyhole opening from damage. The term probably derives from heraldry, where an escutcheon was a shield or plaque that depicted a knight's coat of arms. If you think of the end of a key as being the equivalent of a lance, it makes sense!