The Scottish Culloden Targe, as a restored recreation, is based on a historical piece that was captured during the Battle of Culloden in 1746, during the Jacobite Rising, and has since been kept in the Museum of Royal Armouries in the Tower of London. The targe was a classic shield of the Scottish troop, possessing a small size that allowed it to be carried and used with ease. This particular recreation is rather ornate in its look, being made entirely from wood and hand-dyed leather. It features embossed designs on its front, as well as concentric circles formed from numerous brass rivets. A star pattern of brass rivets adorns the center of the shield and wraps around its central brass boss. The targe comes complete with a leather strap and handle on the back, as well as a small sheath for holding the removable central spike (which can be affixed to the front to make this shield into a spiked targe). The shield has a diameter of approximately 19 inches, and weighs about 5.7 pounds. For a historical shield to complete your highland attire, look no further than this Scottish Culloden Targe, as it will bring a great deal of appeal to your style, while also serving you well as a historical collectible and display piece, in your down-time.
- Modeled After an Actual Museum Piece
- A Classic and Ornate Looking Scottish Shield
- Made from Wood and Fine Leather
- Decorated with Embossed Patterns and Brass Rivets
- Features a Detachable Central Spike
- Back Has an Arm Strap and a Grip for Holding
- Diameter: 19 Inches
- Weight: 5.7 lbs.