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wicker shield
(11-11-2017, 09:02 AM)Gunthamund Hasding Wrote: Now it also largely depends if the wicker is dry or not. If fresh it has a lot of water and I suppose is pretty heavy.

That's another thought. Might the wicker shields be soaked before a training session to increase their weight?
Michael King Macdona

And do as adversaries do in law, -
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
(The Taming of the Shrew: Act 1, Scene 2)
Not really. It sheds water pretty well but it can depend on the material used. You'd really have to use it while still green to increase its weight significantly.
Author: Bronze Age Military Equipment, Pen & Sword Books

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