Viking/Saxon shield

Viking or Saxon round shield - 70cm 298" diameter

The shield is constructed from 12mm or 1/2" plywood, tapered down across the face to 6mm or 1/4" at the edge.  The inside and outside faces are covered in bonded linen canvas, filled with gesso and then painted lime white - ready for your motif!

The handle spar is made from ash and riveted in place and includes a veg tan guige strap, the boss is hand raised steel and the edge is finished with a rawhide rim.

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