Taking the fragile wooden medium of many of the series' crappy first shields and mixing it with the design of later, badass Hylian shields, Brazilian craftsman Paulo VinĂ­cius D. Horstma has made this beautiful piece of replica Zelda gear.

I don't use the term "craftsman" lightly; Horstma has done some incredible work here, with many of the design's embellishments actually being perfectly-ingrained pieces of wood, rather than paint.

You can see some progress shots of Paulo putting the thing together in the gallery above.

clefrayearth [DeviantArt, via OTL Gaming]

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