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Leo Todeschini
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Jan, 2015 9:19 am    Post subject: kite shield reproduction by Tod         Reply with quote

Hi All,

I recently finished this kite shield for a client and I hope you like it.

The core of the shield is formed from ply and both inside and outside lined with linen canvas bonded on. Both sides are then scraped with a gesso like material and painted with a base coat,

The shield then had a rawhide edging tacked in place with forged nails. The strapping is in veg tan and riveted in place, again with forged nails and arm pad is in loosely quilted linen.

The straps are set to be adjustable and the shield can be held with the arm in two positions and the guide strap can also be adjusted to length for foot or horse combat.

Finally the shield was painted in Templar colours.

I made a second shield at the same time that is also harnessed, but without a rawhide edge, as they did not always have this feature and it has been painted with a base coat only. The unpainted shield is for sale.

The shields are around 14mm 5/8" thick and are 1.2m 4' tall

Tod



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PostPosted: Sat 31 Jan, 2015 1:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As always, fantastic work. Thanks for posting!
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Jan, 2015 10:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now that is awesome...
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Feb, 2015 2:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

I do like making shields - just don't get to make that many.

Tod

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Feb, 2015 6:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's very nice Tod, I like the Templar colors on that. Both shields look very well made.

Somewhat as a matter of idle curiosity for now, but probably could help me out later is I wonder if you send shields overseas and how much that has cost in the past? Seems like a very large and expensive item to ship!
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