Highland Targe

Approx. Period: 1700 AD
Length: 0.40m Width: 0.40m

The Highland Targe was the battle shield popular with highland foot soldiers. It was used as protection against sword blows and spears. The targe could also be used as an offensive weapon when fitted with a central spike. Many different designs can be found with some highly decorative examples from later periods.

The Highland Targe is constructed from oak planks. It is covered with tooled and embossed leather and decorated with brass studs. The central boss is fitted with a removable spike for us in battle. The Targe is held with a wooden hand grip and a leather arm loop for additional security.