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Gobbo Shield

Epic Armoury, Ruinous
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  • Description

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Supplies can be hard to come by while you travel from place to place. So, when you stumble upon the remains of a merchant wagon overturned and the owners missing, you are eager to pick through the broken crates.

Most of the clothing is too large for you, and the food has spoiled. However, you notice just beyond the road there appears to be an abandoned Gobbo Shield. Any other goblin might question such luck, but as you inspect the shield and see that it’s in good condition, you take it for yourself. There’s no sense wasting good protection.

DETAILS

Epic Armoury’s Gobbo Shield is a light, flat latex shield with wood and steel details. The shield is shaped like a waning crescent moon, featuring a hand painted steel rim, shield boss, and Maltese cross. Detailed brass studs secure the metal to a wood base, textured and painted to look like realistic woodgrain.

Featuring a reliable and comfortable punch-grip, feel confident that this hard EVA foam and latex shield will withstand the continued abuse of a LARP with regular latex maintenance. Defend against your enemies and make this Gobbo Shield a part of your epic fighting style.

HISTORY

  • Round wooden style was predominantly used in the early European Middle Ages using light, non-splintering wood such as linden, fir, alder or poplar
  • Iron rim was sometimes used as a way to reinforce the shield

Fitting guide

  • Strong latex coating on hard EVA foam, which does not flex in combat
  • Made from durable closed cell foam that does not shred
  • Handle is made of EVA foam and soft leather for a firm grip
  • High safety, approved by the top organizations

This product is handmade and hand-painted and therefore unique. As a result, when compared with similar item numbers, this product can have natural deviations in pattern, colour and shape, which are not considered defects or faults.
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Measurements are all in cm if not stated otherwise.

Brand:

Epic Armoury

Universe:

Ruinous

Materials:

Hard EVA foam

Product type:

Shield

Release date:

03/01/2008

Maintenance

All latex-coated products need a certain degree of maintenance. For this we recommend using maintenance silicone, which can be purchased separately in the LARP Accessories section. Epic Armoury Maintenance Silicone is an easy, spray-on application, 100% pure and acid-free making it safe to apply. We recommend using Maintenance Silicone on a regular basis. It maintains the latex-coat’s flexibility and prevents it from drying out, keeping the product wear and tear resistant.

Store your latex shield in a cool, dry environment. Use a simple sheet or towel lining to prevent it from touching a plastic or rubber surface to prevent your shield from adhering to other products.