Battle Shield brooch

November 30, 2008

Wear this for protection? In this day and age, you must be prepared. This shield uses the Celtic knot as a central theme, inlaid in fine silver, with three finer tringular shapes inlaid in 24K gold. The central boss is brass, and the body of the pin is steel, polished and fire blued. The back of the pin has a sterling catch, and nickel pin for strength. Diameter is 1 5/8″. The steel body will rust eventually, turning slowly brown, with bright highlights from use. The silver and gold will stay bright. This piece should age beautifully.sheild