Your first line of defense in battle isn't typically your armour, or even a good sword parry, but instead a good shield. And at Medieval Armour, we carry a wide assortment of different shields, ranging from functional shields and battle ready shields that will deflect a blow and save your hide to decorative shields that are perfect for hanging above your mantle. A staple of the traditional warrior for hundreds of years, medieval shields were often just as much protection as they were symbolic of their warrior. We offer a number of shields in different materials, ranging from wood shields to steel shields, both of which serve effectively in battle and offer their own unique ups and downs. We offer shields from various time periods, ranging from traditional Greek shields to Roman shields, all the way up to medieval shields and renaissance shields, as well as an enormous number of shields used by the groups of these eras! That means that if you're looking for a Viking shield, you can find it here, just like you can find knight shields with historic heraldries and crusader shields adorned with holy crosses. We even have fantasy shields, that are pure depictions of artistic freedom emblazoned on both functional shields and decorative shields. If you're marching into battle, you'll want an SCA shield or a battle ready shield for sure, but otherwise, these shields are all perfect for display and for carrying as a part of a costume. No warrior ever has to go without a shield, at least not when Medieval Armour is here to provide a staggering assortment of different medieval shields in dozens, if not hundreds, of different designs, all to suit a wide array of different tastes and purposes.