The Troth Targe

The Troth Targe

The Troth Targe A Highland Targe by Mike Pruette This is the a commissioned Highland Targe by Celtic Leatherworks. This leather shield was carried by the Highland warrior for personal defense. The foreground of this targe features a magnificent cross encircled by the...
The Highland Targe

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 Perth Targe

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...
The West Highlands Targe

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...
The Celtic Dragon Targe

The Celtic Dragon Targe

The Celtic Dragon Targe A Highland Targe by Mike Pruette The Celtic Dragon Targe was a labor of love. I wanted to combine Celtic knot work with Celtic dragons with a bit of Kells influence. The larger design on this targe worked great with these elements and turned...
The Cross Targe

The Cross Targe

The Cross Targe A Highland Targe by Mike Pruette This is one of my favorite Scottish targes. I wanted to include Celtic elements and incorporate them around the cross. The center boss is hand hammered solid brass. It is 19 inches around and weighs about 10 pounds. The...
The Tandy Targe

The Tandy Targe

The Tandy Targe A Highland Targe by Mike Pruette After deciding that I would make myself a targe, this is what I did. It features a straight cross design with a circle of celtic dragons.  The center boss is hand hammered solid brass. It is 19 inches around and weighs...
The Thistle and Cross Targe

The Thistle and Cross Targe

The Thistle and Cross Targe A Highland Targe by Mike Pruette This custom commission was a collaboration of the clients desire for a thistle and cross.The knot work inside of the cross was inspired by the stone cross monoliths that dot the Highlands. This Highland...
The Beast of the Highlands Targe

The Beast of the Highlands Targe

The Beast of the Highlands Targe A Highland Targe by Mike Pruette The Beast of the Highlands targe features modern Celtic elements blended with old world style to create this gorgeous shield. It was a commissioned targe.   This 25 in. round targe is 3/4 in. thich and...
The Walker Targe

The Walker Targe

The Walker Targe A Highland Targe by Mike Pruette This gorgeous targe was commissioned to give as a wedding gift. It features four Pictish animals surrounded by Celtic knot work with the cross of St. Andrew filling the center. The boss is hand hammered and etched with...
The Teela Targe

The Teela Targe

The Teela Targe A Highland Targe by Mike Pruette This targe is an original design featuring a Celtic snakes motif. The center boss is hand hammered solid brass that I’ve etched with a spiral snake design. It is 18 inches in diameter and weighs about 8 pounds....

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