The Scottish Highlander's main means of defence in battle was his targe.

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THE HIGHLAND TARGE
& SHIELD WORKSHOP

CUSTOM MADE HIGHLAND TARGES

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clan crested custom highland targes

Created from my workshop in Scotlands’ Capital, Edinburgh. I am dedicated to keeping alive the ancient art and tradition of Highland Targe (Shield) or Scottish Clan Shield making. The Highland Targe was an integral part of the Clan warriors armoury, at close quarters the Targe used in conjunction with the famous bladed weapons of the Clans such as the basket hilted broadsword and the long dagger or dirk made the Clan warrior a formidable adversary. The Targe was also often seen as a badge of rank the more intricate the design the higher the status of the man.

My clan shields are made using a hardwood base covered with leather or hide, they are from start to finish handmade, every stud or embellishment added individually. Every one of my shields are unique, I never make two the same or mass produce so you can rest assured that your Targe or Shield is one of a kind. All my shields come complete with arm and wall hanging straps.

Embed yourself onto Scottish history. Specific commissions are welcomed, simply let me know which colour of leather you require and any design features you would like i.e. clan emblems ,heraldic shields, family motto’s, masonic symbols, corporate logos e.t.c and I will be happy to en-corporate these onto your targe, on completion you will be emailed a photo of your targe for your approval before dispatch.