This handmade shield measures 15" from outer edge to outer edge. A wood core has been laminated between two thick pieces of leather. An image of a lion has been hand carved on the front. The Lion in battle imparts bravery and smarts to whomever holds the shield. The perimeter is rimmed in metal domed studs. And on the back, a handle made from a hardy piece of leather is kept in place by two copper rivets that go completely through the shield.
This shield is meant to be played with and enjoyed. The more it's used, exposed to sun, dirt, and fun, the more the leather will patina with rich colour tones. Let your child(ren) enjoy their fantasy with something they will be able to pass onto their kids many... many years from now.
This sword is made entirely of leather, stitched together (this is NOT a wooden sword). It measures 20 1/2" from tip to tail with a Lion stamped on the front side crossbar and the “made by alejandro” logo (can be seen on the elephants) branded on the backside crossbar. Between two sword-body pieces of leather is a stiffening rod that allows the sword to flex, but not break. The handle has been wrapped in a suede-leather lace for a comfortable, solid, secure grip. All the edges are blunt and cannot be made into an edge.
A great piece for boys and girls, this sword is a great piece to add to any little Saxon's armor for creative play, or reenactment, and is meant to be used and enjoyed for years to come. Leather is a great material because it acts like a cushion to absorb the blows from the hours of active play and it will still hold itself together. This sword will not break, splinter, or fall apart in pieces as do plastic, wood, or foam.
The sword belt is a wonderful companion piece for the sword. As your little soldier walks around inspecting the troops, or just eating lunch, his / her sword is securely in place ready to be drawn at a moments notice. The sword belt is 36" long and is easily adjustable to go either around the shoulder or the waist, depending on the height of the child(ren).
*A 10” extension piece for the sword belt can be purchased separately, which is great for the giant-like children.*
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