Description of the
Kite Shield is a perfect project for a high school student learning
how to work with sheet metal, a historian who would like to display
their family crest on their living room wall, a person who needs
part of a costume, or a medieval enthusiast. The shield uses either
20 or 18 gauge cold rolled sheet metal and leather for the handle
and straps. All manufacturing techniques, except for drilling of
the holes, are as they were in medieval times. As would be done
by a medieval armorer The shield is 24", and 32" tall
and very comfortable to hold when strapped to your arm. The shield
can be finished in countless ways and can include countless possibilities
of crest, medieval emblems or designs.
These plans, part of the armory collection,
include templates, material list, list of tools required, working
drawings, and step by step how-to instructions for making the shield.
Click on the image to the right to see a copy of the first page
of the plans. This fist page will give you a list of tools and materials
needed to complete a kite shield.
Click on image to the right to see the first
page of the plans.