Rare 17/18 C Turkish Buckler Battle Shield - 7733
We offer for sale this is a very rare example of a 17/18 C. Ottoman/Turkish arm war shield (Buckler). The shield is based on a central wooden core, bound with a spiral of cane or thick rattan and covered with colored cotton threads. The central piece is covered with steel dome and the outer circumference is made of steel ring. The central dome and the outer ring are connected with 25 reinforcing steel bars. Total diameter is 10 ½ inches, height 3 inches. Good condition to age. A small 2 ½ X 1 inch area of the spiral cane is damaged and missing. Inner handles missing. Some threads are torn and the colors faded. This is a real war shield, late 17 or early 18 C. Very rare and uncommon, at a bargain half market value price.