Custom handmade traditional fire shields. These fronts are made from 2 pieces of 8-9oz leather which are cut, tooled and stamped by hand. Each design is unique and every letter is hand set, for a vintage look. After being tooled and stamped each front is hand painted traditional fire service colors. Every shield is then bonded together before being sewn with a saddle stitcher. Each shield then receives an aluminum backing strip, held on with 2 rivets, set by a 100 year old press. This backing plate is nessecary to bend the shield into the desired shape by the end firefighter, because the shields themselves are heavy weight. These are tough, heavy duty shields, however like any natural product they can deform under extreme conditions. Flashover simulators, repeated and constant burn building scenarios, will affect the shield. If you are looking for something unique and as hardworking as you are, a Big Hammer Shield fits the bill.
"If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon earth, how ought all the gods honor the men who make it their professional business to put it out?" ~John Godfrey Saxe