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wicker shield
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(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

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Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
(The Taming of the Shrew: Act 1, Scene 2)
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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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