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Alec Cawdor




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PostPosted: Sat 13 May, 2017 10:17 am    Post subject: 1450 Bucklers - English/French - Styles & Makers?         Reply with quote

Couple of questions....

What type of bucklers would have been popular circa 1450 in the English/French regions?

Recommended manufacturers for sturdy, historical examples?
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Fisher Lobdell




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PostPosted: Sat 13 May, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

With that date any wood, or all steel round buckler of whatever size you want is probably fine.
Though in the 14th century you'll want to have a wood one with a steel boss.

And you could have just searched it on http://manuscriptminiatures.com it doesn't really need a thread.

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Zach Gordon




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PostPosted: Sat 13 May, 2017 6:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think a thread like this is perfectly acceptable! That's the whole point of this forum, to ask questions, to share, and to learn! Just searching for images in 'manuscript miniatures' can't tell you everything! If it could, we wouldn't need myArmoury.
WTF?!

That said, www.arms-n-armor.com make a nice metal one.. Though I don't like the handle. There are a bunch on Kult of Athena. Not sure what people here like?

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Radovan Geist




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PostPosted: Sun 14 May, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You can always try to make your own buckler from wood, with a steel boss. Itīs not very difficult. For the red-white one, I have used an oak plank (some 10 mm thick), cut a round shape with a hole in the middle, covered it with two layers of linen on both sides, soaked well in a wood glue. I did not have proper pigments at that time, so itīs painted with oil colours. The rim is from leather (however, rawhide would have been much better). I have used a steel boss bought in a LH shop. A nice project for a weekend:)

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Guillaume Vauthier




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PostPosted: Mon 15 May, 2017 2:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is indeed a very nice project, and not so long to do. I'm currently building my own one right now. A simple maple board (12mm thick), rawhide, linen and a steel boss ordered on web.

I have another buckler planned for later this year, but inspired by an historical one kept in the Royal Armouries (Leeds). It will have iron (or soft steel) circlings, and a spiked boss.
I'm currently looking for someone able to make me a spiked boss like that!
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Alec Cawdor




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PostPosted: Mon 15 May, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hmmm, for some reason, I was thinking they were all some sort of thin steel.....

I contacted Arms and Armor, but they no longer carry/make the bucklers, which is why I am on the look-out again.

This is to go along with my Archer kit (Currently involves a Yew bow, Albion Kingmaker, and Bollock dagger)
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Alec Cawdor




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PostPosted: Mon 15 May, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Also, regarding whether or not a thread is required for this; I believe it is.

I am looking for reputable makers of bucklers, not necessarily just research.
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Fisher Lobdell




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PostPosted: Wed 24 May, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry...I did not realise that you were looking for manufacturers and construction methods. Blush
I thought your question was just on what they looked like...........(now I'm the jerk Confused )
I think it would be okay to just get one of the shield bosses off KOA and make the rest out of wood.
And DO make a thread on WHATEVER questions you have.

1 Peter 5:8 - Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Absence of evidence is not necessarily the evedence of
Absence. Ewart Oakeshotte.
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