Pheons, or arrow heads, which Skinner derives from the Saxon floene, are more common than the whole arrow. They were made of fine steel, barbed and scalloped on the inside, to increase the difficulty of extraction, and were furnished by a tenant to his chief in acknowledgement of petit serjeanty.

– From Inquiries into the Origin and Progress of the Science of Heraldry in England by James Dallaway, p463 (1793)

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