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Eric Fick




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PostPosted: Sun 08 Jan, 2012 10:55 pm    Post subject: Looking for a shield         Reply with quote

I saw the "show us your shields" thread and was wondering if anyone could suggest a place to purchase a 14th cent heater or pavise shield made of linden would and as historically accurate as possible. thanks
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Eric Fick
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Kel Rekuta




Location: Toronto, Canada
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PostPosted: Mon 09 Jan, 2012 6:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What is your budget for this? People make plywood shields rimmed with dog chew toy rawhide and find it expensive and a lot of work. A couple years back Thomas Hayman tried to sell a very well crafted pavise, appropriately constructed for the 15thC for something like 175 pounds and had trouble finding a buyer. That might have paid him a pound an hour after material cost.

The woodwork is simple but appropriate glue has to be used as well as numerous layers of gesso over canvas for a pavise and rawhide for heater. Material cost and labour make reproductions of period shields prohibitive.
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