If you're planning on using your medieval or renaissance shield, then you can bet that you're going to want to get it from Medieval Armour's selection of functional shields and bucklers. These battle ready shields are ready to go, providing a secure and sturdy defense that will enable a warrior to deflect blows and defend himself (or herself) with ease. In essence, you'll find a few different eras of shields floating around here. We offer a number of Greek metal shields and functional Roman shields, many of which are emblazoned with various designs and symbols that pay homage to the Greek and Roman cultures. We also offer a staggering array of medieval shields, in a variety of types, ranging from the traditional knights shields like the heater shield and the kite shield, to the more common round shield, which has been in use since before the Greek era. We even offer renaissance shields and bucklers, for all those who seek a more refined and agile form of fighting! The best part about every one of these shields, from knight shield to Viking shield to buckler, is that each one is fully functional. That's right, these metal shields and wood shields are designed to take a beating and continue on, just like the shields of old! A good steel shield is a perfect re-enactment shield or SCA shield to carry into battle and protect yourself with! And even better, after you've won the day, you can hang up these functional shields for display, because nothing's better than being able to tell stories about the battles you won with your display pieces. If that sounds good to you, then take a moment to browse through Medieval Armour's functional shields. Chances are you'll find something that is sized just right and shaped to perfectly protect you, when you march into medieval combat.
The buckler was designed to be a companion that a warrior would use in melee combat. Thus, this Archers Buckler Shield is the perfect shield for an archer, who would only use their shield when they entered into close quarters combat.
Among the Roman fighting forces, no shield was as preferred as the traditional scutum, and for good reason. It offered superior defensive capabilities. With this Blank Roman Scutum Shield, you can take the time to create your very own.
For many warriors, their shield was a personal work, emblazoned with their house seal, family crest, or personal crest. This Blank Round Shield allows you to create your own shield, to show off whatever design you wish to carry.
The preferred shield of the Highland warrior was the targe. Slightly smaller than the medieval round shield, this Brass Studded Scottish Targe is a reproduction of the Scottish shield, in all its impressive detail and adorned glory.
The Crusader Shield is solid shield that measures a full 32 inches tall and 20 inches wide. The Crusader Shield is made of curved wood, covered in a white canvas with a red painted cross emblazoned on the front.
This replica medieval shield is constructed of 16 gauge steel and measures 18 inches wide by 24 inches high. Crusader shields are hand-painted and then sprayed with a protective layer of polyurethane to preserve the artwork.
Defend yourself from the blows of your enemy with the Dark Finished Wooden Battle Shield. Great for reenactors, this hardwood shield features a traditional kite shape, lightweight design, and a stylish darkened finish.
For a medieval soldier, a good shield was the difference between life and death. This Fleur Cross Medieval Round Shield brings to life the wheel-shape of the shield, with touches of detail that make it a defense for any warrior.
The Germanic steel battle shield is available in either a wall display version with a chain to hang it or a hand held, battle-ready version with heavy duty, 1.5 inch leather straps on the back. It is great for use in battle.
The Harlequin steel battle shield measures 18 inches across and 24 inches high. This SCA shield is constructed of 16 gauge steel and has a curved shape which represents a classic heater medieval style shield.
Until he fell in battle to the hero Sigurd, the dragon Fafnir used a symbol called the Helm of Awe for protection. Because of this tale, Viking warriors often painted this symbol on their shields, as the Helm of Awe Viking Shield displays.