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Kenneth Powell Hutchison




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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2009 12:05 pm    Post subject: round sheilds right or wrong at the time?         Reply with quote

simple question really
can I use a 30" round shield for 14th century combat. I only as I am moveing more towards 14th century as I have gone to sca from larp, but have limited budget so trying to reconstitue all my kit.

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Gavin Kisebach




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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2009 12:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey Kenneth,

It depends on the shield. "Round shield" covers a surprisingly divers range, from the bronze age aspis to the 18th century leather targe. Can you clarify what kind of shield you are using, and in what context / region / culture you plan to use it?

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Kenneth Powell Hutchison




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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2009 2:29 pm    Post subject: my sheild         Reply with quote

the shield was originaly designed for use during the dark ages, Norse/saxon type. it is flat and has a glued canvis over cover with a central boss. 30" diameter 12mm ply.
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Gavin Kisebach




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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well Kenneth as far as I am aware center boss planked round shields had gone away entirely; even in the far reaches of Scandanavia. Pretty much everyone would have been using enarmed heater or wankel shaped shields by that point, if memory serves.

I'm no expert in the 14th century though, so perhaps someone else knows otherwise, but I think you'll need a new shield.

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Kenneth Powell Hutchison




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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2009 11:57 pm    Post subject: ty         Reply with quote

thank you for your help. i am most grateful. guess its time to go and buy 4 sheets of four mm ply and wind the wife up again.
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jan, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You might also want to check out this thread:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?p...ght=#54969

There are only two kinds of scholars; those who love ideas and those who hate them. ~ Emile Chartier
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Kenneth Powell Hutchison




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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jan, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject: ty         Reply with quote

once again thank you, thoou found this thread earlier today which made me think.



http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=15390

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