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SD-40 Footman Pavise "Saint Omer" 14th cent. - wooden planks
Availability: for order - up to 8 weeks
Source: Pavisse shown on the picture ilustrated Battle of Saint Omer in 1340 from manuscript:
Grandes Chroniques de France 1375-1380, Bibliothèque nationale de France, BNF Fr 2813

Dated: 1370-1430

Height: 120 cm

Width: 54 cm (measured along the circumference)

Technology of production is based on the existing original shields:

 Thickness of planks: 10-13 mm

Width of planks : 50-60 mm

Weight: ca. 3,8 kg

Material: poplar glued planks.

To finish the shield you need to cover it with parchment, linen, gesso then paint it and fix the leather handles and belts.

Recipe for gesso You can find in the "advices" section

Possible pick up in person at the event only. We do not ship this product.


Medieval shields were made from glued wooden planks, usually butted against each other without any dowels or tongues. The planks were usually 40-80 mm wide and 10-13mm (somethimes up to 15mm) thick. Shields were made of linden, poplar or birch wood. What made them springy and resilient was a layer of parchment leather and linen applied with bone glue. The linen was covered with gesso - a mixture of bone glue and chalk powder - which served as a ground layer for the coat-of-arms and simultaneously added to protection. Coats of arms were painted with egg temperas, today usually replaced with acrylic paints. Straps and cushions were usually attached last, after the painting was done, so that if they could be replaced without damaging the painting and the linen and leather layers.

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