SCUTUM EMBLEM PATTERNS 5/4/01
Linked below are three pages, each
with a different part of the Legion's shield emblem design. The lightning
bolts have a scale of inches included, and if the other portions do not
print out full size they can simply be enlarged to the necessary size.
There are two sizes of lightning bolts--use whichever works best for your
For those of you who are not active members of the Twentieth Legion, these elements can be combined or altered to form many of the known shield emblems.
Spine and Horizontal Arrow
Below is a photo of my latest scutum, with a nicer and more accurate wing than our previous attempts. Inspired by Dan Peterson's Legio XIIII, I have added white "spines" to the feathers, not shown on the pattern, which make a very pleasing touch. This is also a "rimless" shield, with the leather of the front folded around the edge to the back and stitched through.