NORMAN KITE SHIELD
Norman Kite shield made of plywood, covered with canvas.
Norman Kite shield made of plywood, covered with canvas. The shield is painted with a green-yellow artwork which can be seen in the Bayeux tapestry. The Bayeux tapestry shows the conquest of England by the Normans and the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
There are three strong adjustable leather-straps fixed at the backside of the shield, which allows you to wear it at the arm or hang it over the shoulder as well. At the back-side you also find a leather-covered padding to cushion the impact of strikes against the shield.
The steel boss is unmounted. You have to do it yourself, either with the six screws with round heads or with own rivets or nails.
With it's just 2850 grams this shield is quite light and suitable for re-enactment.
- Material: Plywood
- Thickness: approx. 1 cm
- Height: approx. 134 cm
- Width: approx. 56 cm
- Weight: approx. 3.25 kg