Project Category: Reproduction

The MacKay Targe

The MacKay Targe A Highland Targe by Mike Pruette This is a highland targe based upon the targe made for Sir Donald MacKay in 1623. The original is in the collections of the Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, University of Glasgow. This reproduction was made by Mike Pruette with Celtic Leatherworks. The front is hand tooled based on the original designs. The center brass boss is hand hammered and etched to resemble the original. The brass shield spike is 8 inches in length. The back is covered in brindle cow fur and has adjustable arm and hand straps and...

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The Highland Targe

The Highland Targe A Highland Targe by Mike Pruette This targe was based on a sketch from the booklet “Highland Targets and Other Shields by James Drummond. It is 19 inches in diameter and constructed with a 3/4 inch plywood core. The tooled Celtic designs on the front are accented by the hand hammered etched brass boss in the center and 7 inch removable brass shield spike. The back has adjustable straps, a spike sheath, and brass rings for hanging on a guige strap or wall. This targe is fully functional, but is intended as Celtic art. It will...

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The Perth Targe

The Perth Targe A Highland Targe by Mike Pruette The original Perth Targe is in the Perth Museum, and was illustrated in James Drummand’s “Highland Targets and Other Shields” which was published in 1873. This targe was based on a sketch from the booklet “Highland Targets and Other Shields” by James Drummond. It is 19 inches in diameter and constructed with a 3/4 inch plywood core. The tooled Celtic designs on the front are accented by the hand hammered brass boss in the center. The back has brass rings for hanging on a guige strap or wall. This targe...

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The West Highlands Targe

The Red West Highlands Targe A Highland Targe Reproduction by Mike Pruette The West Highland Targe is a reproduction shield based on the extant targe found at the West Highland Museum in Fort William, Scotland. I have reproduced this targe in both red and black. The Red shield is 19 in. round and is 3/4 in. thich and weighs 10 lbs.  The front is covered in red vegetable tanned leather. It features a brass nail design in a geometric pattern. The brass boss in the center is hand hammered. The Black shield is 19 in. round and is 3/4...

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