1. #1
    Permanently Removed
    CALFFBOU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    6,520

    Default Need a helmet shield?

    Some people over the years have been asking where to
    order leather helmet shields?

    And I found a good source. I hope by sharing this,
    I am not breaking the TOS. (I dont work there)

    Here is the link- www.sambrownshields.com

    Nice stuff, Bou

    Last edited by CALFFBOU; 06-12-2005 at 10:01 PM.

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    BFDNJFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Iraq
    Posts
    1,508

    Default

    i prefer and have ordered from with much satisfaction .........

    http://www.paulconwayshields.com/home.asp
    ******=================
    ******================
    ******=================
    ******================
    =======================
    =======================
    =======================

    ------GOD BLESS AMERICA ! ------

  3. #3
    MembersZone Subscriber
    ullrichk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Deleted by the forum gremlins
    Posts
    1,663

    Default

    I don't know anything about Sam Brown shields, but I'd take a Paul Conway over Cairns any day (I have both).

    The Conway keychains can be ordered without the hole on request. They're great for kids who want a toy helmet that looks just like the one dad(or mom)wears.

    Anyone have experience with Shields of Valor?
    ullrichk
    a.k.a.
    perfesser

    a ship in a harbor is safe. . . but that's not what ships are for

  4. #4
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Skaneateles, NY
    Posts
    2

    Default

    I have ordered mine through thefirestore.com. They come out looking awesome, especially the reflective lettering.

  5. #5
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Mogadore Ohio
    Posts
    74

    Default

    how about a gold leaf shield. who makes the best?

  6. #6
    Permanently Removed
    CALFFBOU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    6,520

    Default Well..

    I dont know who makes the best helmet shields out there,
    but if you call Sam, I am sure he could hook you up.

    -Bou
    Last edited by CALFFBOU; 06-12-2005 at 10:00 PM.

  7. #7
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Posts
    1,719

    Default

    Originally posted by ullrichk
    Anyone have experience with Shields of Valor?
    I just got one of these to replace a D.E. Williams shield that was (embarassingly enough) melted in a training burn.

    I like the "what you see is what you get" ordering. The lettering is decals rather than silk-screened so I don't know if it will hold up well. I'll keep you posted.
    FTM-PTB-DTRT

  8. #8
    MembersZone Subscriber
    SFD3468's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    88

    Default

    The reflective letters are decals, the normal non-reflective ones are silk-screened. So far the reflective letters have held up well, on both the work helmet and volunteer helmet.
    *Old FH Forum SN: WFDjr1*

    IACOJ
    FTM-PTB-RFB-EGH-KTF
    LEATHER FOREVER!

  9. #9
    MembersZone Subscriber
    mglax13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Mineola, New York
    Posts
    175

    Default

    I ordered a shield of valor from thefirestore.com. It's actually really good. I got it silk screened with the number in the middle sewn on. I didn't get the patent leather, just the regular one. It's pretty thick leather too.
    MFD Truck 2
    The Workhorse Company

  10. #10
    55 Years & Still Rolling
    hwoods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Glenn Dale Md, Heart of the P.G. County Fire Belt....
    Posts
    10,739

    Cool Watch For A New One.................

    A couple of us at Glenn Dale have ordered new Shields, I'll post a picture when we get them. New Material, New Technology. Should be interesting.....
    Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
    In memory of
    Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
    Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

    IACOJ Budget Analyst

    I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

    www.gdvfd18.com

  11. #11
    MembersZone Subscriber
    TruckSkipper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    202

    Default

    Has anyone seen one of those key chain shields in chiefs gold? I was gonna get one but I don't know if they look anything like the regular size ones or are some kind of mustard color with crappy looking crossed horns?
    DKK
    Truck Man
    APFD
    IAFF Local 384:


    "Above all, an assignment to a truck company should be considered a promotion."

    Chief John W. Mittendorf-1998

  12. #12
    Forum Member
    allineedisu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    618

    Talking

    Originally posted by TruckSkipper
    Has anyone seen one of those key chain shields in chiefs gold? I was gonna get one but I don't know if they look anything like the regular size ones or are some kind of mustard color with crappy looking crossed horns?




    Go ahead and procure one and see what it looks like. If you are happy or not, please come back in here and give a complete report. If I you give your honest opinion and like it, then I may but one for myself!


    :-)

  13. #13
    Permanently Removed
    CALFFBOU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    6,520

    Default You mean...

    You mean these from Sam Brown?


  14. #14
    Forum Member
    HFRH28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    573

    Default

    There is another company that makes custom leather keychain shields, i'll see if i can find the link and name of the company when i get home. If somebody can beat me to it, they advertise in Fire Trader.

  15. #15
    Permanently Removed
    CALFFBOU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    6,520

    Default Wow...

    Ok, I posted one site here and everyone else wants to go
    to a major company to get something. This guy, Sam Brown
    is a retired Fireman and makes quality stuff and will fix
    anything wrong.

    So if your order isnt right, I am sure he will work it out
    for you vs. waiting on hold with a big place.

    PS- He isnt based in California. (I know some of you hate
    the West coast) Hes in Kentucky. Check him out.

  16. #16
    the 4-1-4
    Jasper 45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    ...A great place, on a Great Lake
    Posts
    2,784

    Default

    Paul Conway Shields owner is still a line fire lieutenant. He also stands behind his work. He's also not west coast.

  17. #17
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    21

    Default

    Just my two cents....Had a Sam Brown on a Ben2 in a training burn( hay & pallets, not too hot) and the dang thing SHRANK. The point at the top of the shield doesn't even reach the birdbeak anymore. Have had good results with Paul Conway & Firestores Shields
    Capt. Todd J. Matthews
    South Lynches Fire Dept.

    "Loud Pipes Save Lives!!!"

  18. #18
    Forum Member
    HFRH28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    573

    Default

    http://www.fire-trader.com/xcart/cus...cat=252&page=1

    Fire-Trader has the Leather Shield Keychains in Custom, American Flag, and Gold Leaf, for $15.00 each.

    Several of our guys have the Sam Browns, haven't heard anything bad about them yet.

  19. #19
    MembersZone Subscriber
    SIGNAL99COM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    East Syracuse, NY
    Posts
    286

    Default

    There's a couple of us in my department who have a Bob Stella shield. His shields are custom painted.

    http://www.helmetshield.com/
    Chris Shields
    Lieutenant / EMT
    Haz-Mat Technician
    East Syracuse Fire Dept
    Onondaga County, NY

  20. #20
    Permanently Removed
    CALFFBOU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    6,520

    Default Really?

    Originally posted by fyrpiper32
    Just my two cents....Had a Sam Brown on a Ben2 in a training burn( hay & pallets, not too hot) and the dang thing SHRANK. The point at the top of the shield doesn't even reach the birdbeak anymore. Have had good results with Paul Conway & Firestores Shields
    Did you send them back for a replacement or refund?

  21. #21
    Leather Forever
    Sgnl50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Glastonbury, Connecticut
    Posts
    158

    Default Front Shields

    I sell Sam Brown shields and have been very happy with them. Not to mention Sam happens to be a really cool guy. I am also familiar with Shields of Valor which are nicely made as well. Conway also makes a decent shield. What I really like about Sam Brown shields are the turn around times. 2.5 weeks for a custom front shield is pretty impressive


    Stay Well, Stay Safe
    Matt Firestone
    Signal 50 Industries
    www.signal50.com

  22. #22
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    383

    Default

    My gold leaf shield came from Bob Stella. It was hand painted with the design I wanted. Very happy with the work. Still holding up well, just a little discolered from smoke and heat. It yellowed a little bit, probably the laquer or varnish that he uses to seal them. The base he paints on is Sam Brown shields. Again no problem with the leather.

  23. #23
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Mogadore Ohio
    Posts
    74

    Default

    Anyone have a paul conway gold leaf shield?

  24. #24
    Forum Member
    Weruj1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    NW Ohio
    Posts
    7,857

    Default

    I personally have 2 shields from Conway and like them very much. I think my Chief has a Conway gold leaf .....will let you know if that is who makes it ......it is of good quality.
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
    LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

  25. #25
    Junior Member
    AxeHole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    13

    Default

    I've always used 'Thefirstore' for my leather fronts.. The most recent one being delivered in less then a week!! Never had any problems with them and also like their online build it buy it deal too.. In reference to the reflective lettering, I've found that after a few good fires they'll start to bubble... But I've never completely burned them off...
    Follow Me !!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register