This hand made shield is made of top quality birch plywood, stained dark and varnished with a ring of hand tooled leather around the center in a celtic motif. The center boss is hand formed 18 gauge mild steel, riveted to the shield with solid steel rivets. The grip is hand forged with a shaped oak grip. The forearm strap is made of stout 8/9 oz vegtan leather and the shield edge is wrapped in matching leather. And for added comfort in your pillaging, there is a padded leather bolster running the length of the shield behind the grips.