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Viking shield by jarkko1 Viking shield by jarkko1
Viking shield. Boss is hand forged steel and wooden parts are made from fir. Front of shield is painted with tar and behind with flax oil. It is rimmed with leather.
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Acerasas Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome shield! Whats the weight and diameter?
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Artisan Crafter
Thanks. Weight is about 3,7kg and diameter 81,5cm. I have also shield made from aspen with birch burl boss, it haves about same diameter, maybe slightly more, and its not only rimmed, but also faced with leather.
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TheSkilledCraftsman Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Really nice construction and looks quite strong. 
The tar looks really nice. Gives it a really nice color 
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks. Its made to be so authentic as possible.
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enteecee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Beatiful work! Should't it have a canvas or leather facing, though? I assume you're familiar with Hurstwic.com?
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Artisan Crafter
All viking age shields didn't have any facing, some had. I have another shied with leather facing and wooden boss, which were also used back then. I know hurstwic.
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Koyukionna Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
awesome
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EgilSterkr Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Kuinkas paksua lautaa olet käyttänyt kilvessä?
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