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Recently I found myself in need of a proper 'door of Óðinn' (Old Norse kenning for shield). Thus I had to gather some wood and hide, heat up the forge and make one.
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I made this #Viking #shield primarily based on those found in the #Gokstad ship burial, but also remnants from other archaeological finds and information in the writings of Theophilus 'On Diverse Arts' Chapter 17 (c.1100).

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Many years ago I got as far as making a shield board. I decided to continue from there. The board from pine measured 89 cm diameter & was 8,5 mm thick at the center. This was thinned down to 5,5 mm approximately 1,5 cm from the edge, then to 1-2 mm at the very edge.
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