Hey, first, wanted to say thanks for this thread, it's helped me jump back to previous saves and pick up things I've missed without having to redo everything.
I think my first time through the castle, I accidentally deleted the Dragon shield (I've done it to later items and caught it, but this was before I realized you could do it). My problem is that if I try and pull it from an earlier save or the .zip file here, it says it's a bow or axe, and has no special stats. Any idea what's going on or how to get around it? I tried copying the items.000 file along with it, and got it to stay as an unidentified lvl5 shield, but then the rest of my inventory items were screwed up and lost their stats.