Targe

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Targes are generally, but not always, round shields between 18 in and 21 in (45–55 cm) in diameter. The inside of the targe was formed from two very thin layers of flat wooden boards, with the grain of each layer at right angles to the other. They were fixed together with small wooden pegs, forming plywood. The front was covered with a tough cowhide, which was often decorated with embossed celtic style patterns. This was fixed to the wood with many brass, or in some cases, silver, nails, and occasionally brass plates were also fixed to the face for strength and decoration. Some targes had center bosses of brass, and a few of these could accept a long steel spike, which screwed into a small "puddle" of lead that was fixed to the wood, under the boss. When not in use, the spike could be unscrewed and placed in a sheath on the back of the targe.[1]

Variations

ItemSource isRare itemIs incomplete
Aldamdin targe crafted to resemble a stylized spiderAccents for the Arachnophile (4)Accents for the Arachnophile (5)true
Azure targe emblazoned with the crest of the Clerics' GuildTreasure map/Prizestrue
Azure targe embossed with a shipwreck spilling hordes of glistening jewelsMahchoe's Men's Shop (3)Mahchoe's Men's Shop (4)true
Baroque gold-on-niniam targe (1)Su Helmas: Revealed!/End loottrue
Baroque gold-on-niniam targe (2)Su Helmas: The Forbidden Temple 424/End loottrue
Blackened steel targe embellished with a complex tyrium-studded designWorn and tattered mapGlass egg framed with delicate strands of gold/prizesTreasure map/Prizestrue
Blackened steel targe riveted with golden lirums around the edgeMahchoe's Men's Shop (3)Mahchoe's Men's Shop (4)true
Cowhide-covered small targeCowsmoopolitan (4)true
Dark iron targe with an engraved bossGlass egg framed with delicate strands of gold/prizestrue
Darkly enameled wooden targeStruan's Weapons and Armortrue
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References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Targe

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