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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 Latin “Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum”, “If You Wish Peace, Prepare For War”. The Celtic hounds along the inside ring stand vigil awaiting what may come. The hand hammered brass boss has been etched with a similar cross to accent the shield. The back is covered with fur and has adjustable arm straps with reproduction brass...

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The Celtic Cross Highland Targe

The Celtic Cross Targe A Highland Targe by Mike Pruette This is the Celtic Cross 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 surrounded by a border of brass nails. The Celtic dragons and triquertas in the background are encircled by Celtic knotwork. The hand hammered brass boss has been etched with a similar cross to accent the shield. The back is covered with fur and has adjustable arm straps with reproduction brass buckles. This targe is 19 inches in diameter...

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The Henderson Targe

The Henderson Targe A Highland Targe by Mike Pruette This is the Clan Henderson Highland Targe by Celtic Leatherworks. Leather shields like this one were carried by Highland warriors for personal defense. The foreground of this targe features a magnificent cross embedded with knotwork. In the quadrants surrounding the cross are the Henderson clan crest in the upper left, and the shield elements from the Henderson coat of arms in the bottom right. In the upper right is the Scottish thistle opposed by the Lion Rampant. These elements combine Scotland and Clan Henderson into one. The hand hammered brass...

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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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