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Radovan Geist




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PostPosted: Sun 06 Apr, 2014 11:12 pm    Post subject: Show Us Your Bucklers!         Reply with quote

I havenīt found a similar thread on this forum, therefore: show us your bucklers. Anything from I.33 types, Talhoffer bucklers, to small Scottish targe, and Renaissance hand-pavise.

Here is mine small "collection" - all are made by me, so theyīre far from perfect (but they are functional:))

1. The painted buckler has a wooden core with two layers of heavy linen, steel umbo (blackened) and a leather rim sewn through the wood. It was made fairly recently.

2. The round steel buckler is couple of years old (in fact, one of the first things I made myself for fencing) and has seen some heavy use on trainings and stage fencing. Itīs made from 2mm sheet steel, with steel handle, covered by leather.

3. The small hand pavise was made this winter from an old piece of sheet steel I found lying in a garage. Itīs inspired by a piece from Brussels Military museum.



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Mark Griffin




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PostPosted: Mon 07 Apr, 2014 1:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Love the square one Radovan, nice work.
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Mon 07 Apr, 2014 4:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I love the square one also. One mans junk, in the right hands, becomes another mans treasure. Beautiful!....McM
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Phil D.




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PostPosted: Mon 07 Apr, 2014 7:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are a couple of my older bucklers...first an A&A round targe...and an "India" buckler gone ancient...
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Radovan Geist




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PostPosted: Mon 16 Oct, 2017 11:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now they got a new brother - a simple Italian targa made from 2mm thick steel sheet.


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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Tue 17 Oct, 2017 4:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not very fancy, neither is the rest of my kit, but well made...


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Timm Radt




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PostPosted: Tue 17 Oct, 2017 9:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This thread just comes at the right moment! Only I recently finished my historically incorrect buckler (made of a bamboo plate I bought at a swedish furniture-maker, a piece of juniper-wood, a shield-boss, machine made linen and rawhide which I ordered in the internet). Here is the result...

Cheers!



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Guillaume Vauthier




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PostPosted: Tue 17 Oct, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey, funny, I build my own this year! Here it is, with my Maciej Kopciuch type XII/XIV:



The base was cut into a maple board, 12mm thick, then covered with a linen canvas on both faces using white glue. Then I put some rawhide all around, and added the forged boss, which is peened with iron nails.
The handle was made with an ash pole (with a square cross-section).

It is between 1,1 and 1,2kg for a ca. 30cm diameter. Pretty nice, I like it! Happy
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Tue 17 Oct, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I guess I need to get off my duff this weekend and start putting mine together. Right now it's two circles drawn on a piece of 1/2" ply, and a 14ga. boss collecting dust on a shelf. I'm thinking of going non-traditional by putting a steel rim around it instead of rawhide. We'll see. Wink .....McM
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Guillaume Vauthier




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PostPosted: Wed 18 Oct, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Moore wrote:
I guess I need to get off my duff this weekend and start putting mine together. Right now it's two circles drawn on a piece of 1/2" ply, and a 14ga. boss collecting dust on a shelf. I'm thinking of going non-traditional by putting a steel rim around it instead of rawhide. We'll see. Wink .....McM

Actually there's a few historical examples of bucklers circled with iron... so that's historically accurate !
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Dan D'Silva





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PostPosted: Wed 18 Oct, 2017 11:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is a small shield I made about five years ago. It's in the style of a Scottish targe, using Tandy Leather's pattern, but it's only about 10 inches across and has grips like an Indo-Persian dhal. Unfortunately, the thin leather grips are very uncomfortable to hold.


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