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    What To Wear To Your Next Highland Charge?

    Hot of the workbench-

    A Targe modeled on the one captured at Culloden which currently resides in the Tower of London.
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    Plied core, padded deer hide rear, 7-8oz leather, solid set spike (which I had to blunt a bit after I'd machined it, as I made it WAAAY too pointy),
    as well as ~750 brass tacks.

    The original-
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    artificer Pronunciation: \är-ˈti-fə-sər, ˈär-tə-fə-sər\ : noun : 14th century :a skilled or artistic worker or craftsman
    Artificer Custom Sporrans
    *Home of the Original Kenneth MacLeay Sporran Project & Functional Brass Cantles*

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    I've seen it on fb this morning and asked myself if there is something you can't do.

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    Great work Scott. Looks like you're all set for the next uprising.

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    That is truly magnificent. What would you charge for something like that?

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    Absolutely beautiful. I'd never think of taking that thing into battle . . . it might get scratched.
    " Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly." - Mae West -

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    Awesome work, as always! Far better looking than the copy I own (which I'm certain is Indian made), as your leatherwork is infinitely better, and no doubt overall far more historically accurate in its construction:



    You continue to to amaze! (And I think you may just have created demand for another product line!)

    Cheers,
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    You never cease to amaze me, my friend. As with each of your projects, the historical accuracy and attention to minute details are deeply impressive. Aesthetically, the colour, tooling and the metal craftsmanship are truly beautiful. I can only imagine how wonderful the actual feel of this artwork is to handle. I echo Mr. Maxwell's view that you have likely created a new, and highly desirable product line. One which, I am sure would be of interest not only to serious re-enactors and casual collectors, but to museums, filmmakers and Art collectors. Congratulations, Scott on yet another Masterpiece.

    Well done. Very well done, indeed.
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    I seek the things they sought." ~ Basho

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    Any chance we could see photo(s?) of the backside? Beautiful work, by the bye.
    waulk softly and carry a big schtick

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunMaxwell View Post
    Awesome work, as always! Far better looking than the copy I own (which I'm certain is Indian made), as your leatherwork is infinitely better, and no doubt overall far more historically accurate in its construction:



    You continue to to amaze! (And I think you may just have created demand for another product line!)

    Cheers,
    Check this site out http://www.targemaker.co.uk/

    I would say your targe is probably made by Joe and not made in India. Joe's work is hand crafted and has a world wide reputation as being of the highest standard. I hope this helps you identify the maker.

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    Astounding craftsmanship! That is a truly magnificent piece of work.

    I'll second (third?) the request for a shot of the back, if that would be possible.

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