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RE: The Aluminum alternative to wooden shields
Poster: "Garrett, William" <WGarrett@sierrahealth.com>
an addendum: Sir Valeron always hit me, he hardly damaged my
shields..........his squires, all built like him but not as accurate,
mulched my shields.
> Poster: "Garrett, William" <WGarrett@sierrahealth.com>
> Usually I'm pretty stuffy on the topic of using modern materials for armor
> and whatnot.
> However after having 5 wooden shields turned to mulch in a four month
> (Anyone here know of Sir Valeron do Pico from Western Seas?) the last one
> being 3 days before Estrella, I decided to buy an Aluminum shield.
> That was five years ago.
> had to restrap it once, and the edging needs replacing from time to
> time....needs it now actually.
> And I've repainted it periodically.
> But other than that, no fuss no muss.
> Lord William Ringlancer of Locksley.
> Who is trying to make his rig as period as possible, but will keep his
> Aluminum shield.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jason & Shannon Smith [SMTP:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Friday, November 20, 1998 11:47 AM
> > To: Merry Rose Tavern at Cheapside
> > Subject: Re: Curved plywood for shields.
> > Poster: "Jason & Shannon Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Greetings All!
> > I just constructed a 1/2" shield using the gluing methods spoken of
> > (Titebond works well!) To edge the shield 1" flat, aluminum strips were
> > used. It was (WAS) holding up very well... then came Thorbrandr.
> > Count Thorbrandr managed to destroy my new, shiny shield by hitting the
> > only
> > edge that was not covered with the aluminum. Grrrrrrrrrrr...
> > Ah well, back to the presses!
> > Andrew
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