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M. Eversberg II




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PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct, 2008 4:43 am    Post subject: Show Us Your Shields         Reply with quote

Come to this thread with your shield, or on it. In spite of the shield being the principal item of kit for warriors throughout most of European history (can't speak of the East, though), we often overlook this wonderful item to focus on the killing instruments, or the impressive coats of maille and harness of plate.

So, be they round Saxon or Viking shields, tiny bucklers, flat top kites, or what have you, I say we should post up all the shields we have!

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Phil D.





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PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct, 2008 7:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Couple of pics ...


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PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct, 2008 7:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I look forward to seeing what members post here Happy


Phil, that's a beautiful shield. Can you share a little about it? Did you build and paint it yourself?
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct, 2008 7:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My Rotella:


http://www.myArmoury.com/bill_othr_mrl_shield.html?7

I have about a billion bucklers these days of all kinds, but most are just bare steel. This Purpleheart one is the only one that's been painted:


http://www.myArmoury.com/bill_othr_ph_buck.html?10

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct, 2008 9:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can contribute a couple of my Bronze Age shields. First a Nipperwiese-class bronze shield from Long Wittenham, England, about 15 inches in diameter:




Next a wooden shield copied from that found at Cloonlara, Ireland, about 20 inches in diameter:



It's a single piece of wood, stained with red ochre.

Oh, and if you've never seen a Roman scutum before, here's mine!



Enjoy,

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct, 2008 9:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

One more...small buckler.
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's my latest one...


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PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct, 2008 12:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gods above, Phil! Those are some beautiful shields. Did you do that yourself, or was it a custom job?

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Darrin Hughes




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PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct, 2008 11:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tony, I like the shield design. Huginn and Muninn seem to have brought a friend along Happy

I've posted this pic before showing off the sword, but here's my heater shield from Mercenary's Tailor.



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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2008 12:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Darrin Hughes wrote:
Tony, I like the shield design. Huginn and Muninn seem to have brought a friend along Happy


Thanks for comment Darrin. As with your shield... 3 objects seem to work better than 2 and it never hurts to carry a spare Raven! Big Grin

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2008 4:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/2289883510_5aa7f710e1_b.jpg
i've got a few more around here too unpictured and a few unfinished
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2008 4:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is my targe. The weapons pictured with it are mine, except for the dirk. This shield was given to me by friends and was used, at one point, as the model for a lapel pin issued by the Loch Norman Highland Games. The tartan tacked to it is Clan Keith, longtime enemy of the Clan Gunn. We signed a treaty in 1978.


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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2008 5:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

An early one. I have used reenactor fighting in Moesgaard.

The back:

A medieval heater I use in combat

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2008 8:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My Viking plank shield:





It is make of 6mm thick spruce planks. Painted with milk paint. Rawhide edge is laced on with linen cord.

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2008 8:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

M. Eversberg II wrote:
Gods above, Phil! Those are some beautiful shields. Did you do that yourself, or was it a custom job?

M.


Thanks.

I do the custom finish on all of the shields.

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2008 8:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ancient...
"A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world." -- Louis Pasteur

"A gentleman should never leave the house without a sharp knife, a good watch, and great hat."
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2008 9:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are a few I have made in the past three years.



















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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2008 9:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

And a few more.







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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2008 10:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There's some really gorgeous shields here!

Here's mine:


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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2008 1:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's my Cameron of Locheil Targe, by Joe "Targemaker" Lindsay....


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