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Dictionary of Vexillology: K (Kaiserliche Kriegsflagge - Kommandowimpel)

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KAISERLICHE KRIEGSFLAGGE
An Imperial War Ensign – but see ‘war flag 1)’ and ‘war flag 2)’.

Rank Flag of a Marshal of France 
Kaiserliche Kriegsflagge / War Flag of Germany, 1903 – 1919 (fotw)


KAMON
See ‘mon 2)’.

[kamon]
Imperial Standard of Japan (fotw)


KERNELLED
See ‘embattled’.

[Kernelled flag]
Flag of La Solana, Spain (fotw)


KHANDA
A blue emblem, usually on a triangular pennant with saffron field and symbolic of the Sikh religion (see also ‘pennant 2’ and ‘religious flag’).

[Sikh khanda]
The Khanda of the Sikhs (fotw)


KENT VANE-FLY
See ‘bob’.

Kent vane-fly
Kent Vane Fly/Bob of the Thames Barge Sailing Trust, UK


KING’S BROAD PENNANT
See ‘broad pennant 4)’.

King's broad pennant
King’s Broad Pennant until 1973, Greece (fotw)


KING’S COLOUR (or COLOR)
See ‘colour 2)’ and ‘colours 2)’.

King's colour - Barcelona regiment 1810  Kings Colour of the RAF
King’s Colour of The Barcelona Regiment 1810, Spain (fotw); Kings Colour of the RAF 1947 – 1952, UK (fotw)


KING’S JACK
See ‘His Majesty's Jack’.

King's jack
Union Jack 1601 – 1801, UK


KLEESTENGEL (or KLEESTENGELN)
In heraldry see ‘cloverstem(s)’.

kleestengel kleestengel
Flag and Arms of Javůrek, Czech Republic (fotw & Wikipedia)


KNATTERFLAGGE (or KNATTERFAHNE)
See ‘vertically hoisted flag 1)’ and its following note.

flapping flag
Knatterflagge/Vertically Hoisted Flag of Sankt Wolfgang, Germany (fotw)


KNIGHT BACHELOR
1) In current UK usage, a title given when the recipient receives a knighthood that is not attached to any specific Order of Chivalry.
2) In English usage, now obsolete, see ‘pennoncier’.

[Knight bachelor]
Lance Pennon of a knight Bachelor (or Pennoncier), England 1415


KNIGHT BANNERET
See ‘banneret 2)’.

[banneret]
Lance Pennon of Sir Robert Knolles. Knight Banneret c1360, England


KOMMANDOWIMPEL
See ‘masthead pennant 1)’.

[example]
Kommandowimpel/Masthead Pennant of Germany (Wikipedia)


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