How to Stiffen Leather. To stiffen leather, you need to alter its structure at a molecular level. This is usually done by combining heat with water or wax, but there are several different ways you can go about doing so. Soak the leather in.
Viking Shield - Rus century shield, the Norwegian Gulaþing and Frostaþing laws specify the construction of a shield. The shield should be made of wood with three iron bands and a handle fastened to the back side by iron nails.