Viking round shield
82cm /32" diameter, constructed from 10mm ply, tapered down to be 5mm at the edge. Front and back covered in bonded linen canvas, gesso filled, painted lime white.
Edges formed from rawhide sewn into position.
Boss is hand raised steel. Handle spar is ash, clenched into position with hand forged nails.
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