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 Vinícius 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]