The full-size shields are constructed by hand, using plywood with a fabric covering painted over with multilayered white, and also feature leather arm padding and adjustable strapping.
The leather is attached using copper riveting.
The wee shields are similar in most respects, except a single straight sheet of thicker plywood base is used, and leather strapping is a simpler, non-adjustable design.
My shields are not mass produced, and therefore will likely not be free from some imperfections, e.g. they might not be accurate to laser-level specs.
I believe this lends itself to the shields possessing a somewhat personal, down to earth quality.
I strive to craft these shields to be pleasing to the eye, and able to be utilized as weapon of (simulated)war, though they are not made of metal, and as such, the amount of **wear and tear your shield will endure, will certainly vary from person to person, and use to use.
Also, I get asked frequently if left-handed shields are possible, and the short answer to that is, ‘absolutely!’