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Hiram the Incredible

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Leather Shield Cover
« on: February 24, 2011, 07:25:38 pm »
Leather? I see nothing on it, didn't know if this type of covering was ever discussed or brought up... and the rules don't say otherwise. I'm ok with it.. you?

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Re: Leather Shield Cover
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 07:28:29 pm »
I think it would depend on how thick the leather is. If the leather is to thick the corners of the shield would be pretty darn hard. If it passes a shield check though I would allow it
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Re: Leather Shield Cover
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 08:59:45 pm »
I'd be fine with garment leather, though I would defiantly want a test done first before being 100% though in the end, my wallet has the final say on what is to be used as a shield cover and most of the time, it says walmart sheets.
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Re: Leather Shield Cover
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 09:44:10 pm »
Agreed. Leather looks awesome, but in the end the wallet overrules that no sweat.
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Re: Leather Shield Cover
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011, 10:54:59 pm »
OMFG... I got a picture to send you Hiram.
So I decided to make my first strap shield as a Valentines day present last year or the year before, right? I also decided that when I was done, I would buy some upholstery grade leather and make a cover out of it... Since  Ididn,t have ALL the tools needed I had a local shop do the sewing and what not... Long story short, after almost $200 I had a sweet, yet HEAVY shield cover that has passed MOST of the time... only sissies didn't like it and the excuses they gave were laughable in the least. Personally, it is just fine and I like getting bashed with it over the duckcloth covers that other people have.

I did it, only to tell everyone else that unless you want an expensive and heavy cover don't do it lol.

I will send you the pic later tonight man!
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Re: Leather Shield Cover
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 11:24:06 pm »
I'd test it like any other shield and pass or fail it on the same merits as any other shield.  I might look at it a bit more closely because it's something different, but mostly out of interest not NIMBYness.  I think that's going to be the majority position.
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Re: Leather Shield Cover
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011, 01:50:10 pm »
Shield can fail for its covers that are too rough. As would a sword cover. It is not too rough then it should be fine. Some covers can make good shield fail for hardness if pulled too tight as well
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Re: Leather Shield Cover
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 11:50:02 pm »
Poking a question in here: Would burlap fail for roughness? I'd been toying with the idea as I have a bunch of it lying around.
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Re: Leather Shield Cover
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2011, 12:03:43 am »
Poking a question in here: Would burlap fail for roughness? I'd been toying with the idea as I have a bunch of it lying around.

For anything...push it hard against your face and pull it sideways.  Does it hurt?  If so, yea, it'll fail.

I'd probably fail burlap as a shield cover, but I'd have to see it to be able to say for sure.
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Re: Leather Shield Cover
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2011, 12:30:46 am »
I figured as much. It passed as a spear and arrow head covers though.
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