Functional Shields

Functional Shields

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.

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Round Round Wooden Viking Shield

Item # 801108

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Item # AH-6758

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Item # AH-6757

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Round Wooden Viking Shield

Round Wooden Viking Shield
Item # 801108

Our Round Viking Shield is made from solid wood which has been prestained a dark brown. The center features a steel boss with decorative steel strips as well as a complete steel rim which helps protect the edge of the shield.
Price:  $192.50 

Blank Heater Shield

Blank Heater Shield
Item # AH-6758

There are so many possibilities when it comes to this Blank Heater Shield. You can leave it as-is, of course, and carry it into battle without any problems, or you can take it as a canvas, one that allows you to create your own design!
Price:  $108.90 

Blank Kite Shield

Blank Kite Shield
Item # AH-6757

Every warrior of note had his or her own heraldries to display on their shield, and this Blank Kite Shield gives you the chance to do just that! Of course, it is also ready to go as-is, assuming you would rather just leave it be.
Price:  $133.10 

Steel Captain America And Punisher Shield

Steel Captain America And Punisher Shield
Item # WS-6

Available here is an amazing life size custom made Punisher shield inspired by Marvels Blood and Glory comics with Captain America. The Steel Captain America and Punisher Shield is a one of a kind item and not sold anywhere else.
Price:  $352.00 

Steel Greek Corinthian Dove Shield

Steel Greek Corinthian Dove Shield
Item # WS-45

The Steel Greek Corinthian Dove Shield is a beautiful concave or dome-shaped shield like the traditional Greek hoplite shields of old. The shield features a classic Corinthian Dove design, a symbol used on many Greek shields.
Price:  $363.00 

300 Spartan Shield Licensed Replica

300 Spartan Shield Licensed Replica
Item # 881004

This massive shield is made of steel and richly plated with antiques brass. It is fully lined on the inside and features leather hand holds. It includes a certificate of Authenticity featuring the stunning work of Frank Miller.
Price:  $434.50 

Steel Greek 300 Spartan Shield

Steel Greek 300 Spartan Shield
Item # WS-83

This custom Greek shield is made of thick dished steel with a rolled edge. It is concave or domed in the traditional Greek hoplite style. The Steel Greek 300 Spartan Shield features the Lambda design of Sparta in metallic gold.
Price:  $352.00 

Steel Captain America Shield

Steel Captain America Shield
Item # WS-41

This amazing life size custom made Captain America style shield made of thick dished steel. This shield is heavier, stronger, more durable, and more dent-resistant than other Captain America shields, making it a great choice.
Price:  $352.00 

Steel Greek Spartan Shield

Steel Greek Spartan Shield
Item # WS-54

The Steel Greek Spartan Shield is a beautiful custom made Greek Shield featuring a Spartan helmet design inspired by actual ancient Greek art. The shield is made of heavy dished steel, and the design has been meticulously hand-painted.
Price:  $363.00 

Jousting Knights Shield

Jousting Knights Shield
Item # ED8133

The Jousting Knights Shield is fully functional and a beauty. The Jousting Knights Shield measures 26 inches high and 23 inches wide. The steel Knights Jousting shield has a classic cross design and will look impressive in hand or on display.
Price:  $185.90 

Wooden Oval Roman Shield

Wooden Oval Roman Shield
Item # 801068

We are excited to offer this wooden oval cavalry shield, which is covered front and back with leather. It has a black steel boss, is decorated with gold leather wings and lightning on the face, and has arm straps on the back.
Price:  $176.00 

Steel Greek Scorpion Shield

Steel Greek Scorpion Shield
Item # WS-53

The Steel Greek Scorpion Shield is a beautiful custom made Greek Shield featuring a scorpion design inspired by ancient Greek art. The shield has a metallic gold background and is made of heavy dished steel.
Price:  $385.00 

Steel Greek Bull Shield

Steel Greek Bull Shield
Item # WS-44

The Steel Greek Bull Shield is a beautiful concave or dome shaped shield like the traditional Greek hoplite shields of old. The shield bears a classic Greek Bull design, a symbol of strength and valor.
Price:  $352.00 

Plain Buckler - 9 Inch

Plain Buckler - 9 Inch
Item # AB0116

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 9 Inch diameter.
Price:  $38.50 

Plated Buckler - 9 Inch

Plated Buckler - 9 Inch
Item # AB0119

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 9 Inch diameter.
Price:  $42.90 

Blank Round Shield

Blank Round Shield
Item # AH-6768R

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.
Price:  $148.50 

Wooden Templar Shield

Wooden Templar Shield
Item # 801570

This high quality shield is made of curved wood and is heavily padded with a durable canvas. The black and white shield has adjustable arm straps and padded arm guard on the back to ensure the utmost functionality.
Price:  $159.50 

Scalloped Buckler Leather Covered - 9 Inch

Scalloped Buckler Leather Covered - 9 Inch
Item # AB0125

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 9 Inch diameter.
Price:  $49.50 

Fluted Buckler - 9 Inch

Fluted Buckler - 9 Inch
Item # AB0122

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 9 Inch diameter.
Price:  $42.90 

Steel Greek Bull Shield

Steel Greek Bull Shield
Item # WS-113

A Greek Hoplite could not ask for a better shield than the Steel Greek Bull Shield. This shield is a faithful reproduction of a Greek-styled shield made from quality materials and features several intriguing and useful features.
Price:  $613.80 

Greek Gold Lambda Steel Shield

Greek Gold Lambda Steel Shield
Item # WS-112

This Greek Gold Lambda Steel Shield will make you feel like a Spartan out of history when you carry it. Inspired by Greek history and Spartan design, this simple yet effective shield is among the best defenses against an enemy.
Price:  $391.60 

Blank Roman Scutum Shield

Blank Roman Scutum Shield
Item # AH-3853NP

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.
Price:  $188.10 

Steel Boss - 6 Inch

Steel Boss - 6 Inch
Item # AB0128

This shield boss is made of spun 14 gauge steel and is polished to remove the spinning marks. This steel boss is ideal for making your own shield. This steel shield boss has 6 holes for mounting and weighs 9.6 ounces. 6 Inch diameter.
Price:  $13.75 

Leather Covered Buckler - 9 Inch

Leather Covered Buckler - 9 Inch
Item # AB0113

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 9 Inch diameter.
Price:  $49.50 

Plain Buckler - 15 Inch

Plain Buckler - 15 Inch
Item # AB0118

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 15 Inch diameter.
Price:  $64.90 

Archers Buckler Shield

Archers Buckler Shield
Item # AH-3991

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.
Price:  $71.50 

Fluted Buckler - 15 Inch

Fluted Buckler - 15 Inch
Item # AB0124

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 15 Inch diameter.
Price:  $71.50 

Plated Buckler - 12 Inch

Plated Buckler - 12 Inch
Item # AB0120

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 12 Inch diameter.
Price:  $53.90 

Plated Buckler - 15 Inch

Plated Buckler - 15 Inch
Item # AB0121

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 15 Inch diameter.
Price:  $71.50 

Pugnum Shield

Pugnum Shield
Item # 884508

This steel Pugnum Shield from the hit STARZ series Spartacus has an antique brass finish and an adjustable leather strap handle. The Romans used shields like this for thrusting. Our Pugnum Shield includes certificate of authenticity.
Price:  $110.00 

Fluted Buckler - 12 Inch

Fluted Buckler - 12 Inch
Item # AB0123

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 12 Inch diameter.
Price:  $49.50 

Plain Buckler - 12 Inch

Plain Buckler - 12 Inch
Item # AB0117

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 12 Inch diameter.
Price:  $49.50 

Medieval Buckler by Cold Steel

Medieval Buckler by Cold Steel
Item # 07-92BKPB

A traditional shield typically required the full use of an arm to wield properly, and could also limit the wielders agility and mobility slightly. The same could not be said of the Cold Steels recreation of this Medieval Buckler.
Price:  $49.49
: $39.60 


Crusader Shield

Crusader Shield
Item # AH-6708

A knights face could not always be seen in battle, so sometimes they were identified first by their heraldries. This Crusader Shield possesses a simple heraldry, depicting a red cross charge emblazoned on a bright yellow field.
Price:  $188.10 

Wooden Lion Buckler Shield

Wooden Lion Buckler Shield
Item # WS-42

The Wooden Lion Buckler Shield a hand-painted wooden Buckler Shield featuring an original black Lion designs on an airbrushed sunset background. The shield has a single leather strap attached to the back to be gripped with one hand.
Price:  $49.50 

Scalloped Buckler Leather Covered - 12 Inch

Scalloped Buckler Leather Covered - 12 Inch
Item # AB0126

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 12 Inch diameter.
Price:  $60.50 

Scalloped Buckler Leather Covered - 15 Inch

Scalloped Buckler Leather Covered - 15 Inch
Item # AB0127

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 15 Inch diameter.
Price:  $75.90 

Leather Covered Buckler - 12 Inch

Leather Covered Buckler - 12 Inch
Item # AB0114

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 12 Inch diameter.
Price:  $60.50 

Steel Boss - 7.5 Inch

Steel Boss - 7.5 Inch
Item # AB0129

This shield boss is made of spun 14 gauge steel and is polished to remove the spinning marks. This steel boss is ideal for making your own shield. This steel shield boss has 6 holes for mounting and weighs 1 pound. 7.5 Inch diameter.
Price:  $20.90 

Talhoffer Buckler

Talhoffer Buckler
Item # AB3397

The Talhoffer buckler is well known from Talhoffers Fechtbuch illustrations. The curled holly-leaf shape, with its fluting and spikes, is a departure from the norm but it serves well as a memento of this famous fight master.
Price:  $104.50 

Leather Covered Buckler - 15 Inch

Leather Covered Buckler - 15 Inch
Item # AB0115

The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 15 Inch diameter.
Price:  $75.90 

Round Dragon Knot Viking Shield

Round Dragon Knot Viking Shield
Item # AH-4374

Many Norse warriors attempted to emulate the qualities of ferocious beasts, either by berserking or by adopting their images. This Round Dragon Knot Viking Shield is one such attempt to harness the power of the legendary dragon.
Price:  $195.80 

Steel Boss - 7.5 Inch

Steel Boss - 7.5 Inch
Item # AB0130

Ideal for the re-enactor crafting his own shield, our 14 gauge steel bosses are spun and then polished to remove the spinning marks before being pre-drilled for attachment to the shield. This version has a semi-conical cup.
Price:  $23.10 

Yellow and Red Wolf Heater Shield

Yellow and Red Wolf Heater Shield
Item # AH-3894N

Surprisingly, the wolf, while not commonly seen in heraldries, was often seen on warriors. This Yellow and Red Wolf Heater Shield lets a warrior wear the wolf as heraldry when they head into battle, trusting this predator to protect them.
Price:  $124.30 

Wooden Crusader Lion Shield

Wooden Crusader Lion Shield
Item # AH-3890

In the medieval days, it was a common enough sight to see a knights heraldry emblazoned on his shield. This Wooden Crusader Lion Shield features a black and red rampant lion as the main charge, set against a faded brown field.
Price:  $135.30 

Italian Buckler

Italian Buckler
Item # 802331

The practiced use of sword and buckler was wide spread throughout Europe by the Renaissance, with both rapier and cut and thrust swords being carried and used on an everyday occurrence, especially by rival Italian families.
Price:  $104.50 

Round Horse Warrior Viking Shield

Round Horse Warrior Viking Shield
Item # AH-4370

Norse culture gave rise to some of the greatest warriors of an age, and this Round Horse Warrior Viking Shield shows a bit of the nuance to their culture, depicting an animal that was revered by Norsemen and Vikings through the years.
Price:  $205.70 

Blank Linen Covered Wooden Shield

Blank Linen Covered Wooden Shield
Item # AH-6756

If you are looking for an unadorned shield to carry into battle, then you have found just what you need in this Blank Linen Covered Wooden Shield. Of course, this is also the shield to consider if you want to paint your own shield!
Price:  $148.50 

Greek Laconia Shield

Greek Laconia Shield
Item # AH-6139-TH007

Emblazoned with the Greek symbol lambda, this shield is symbolic of Lacedaemon, better known as Sparta. The Greek Laconia Shield is a wood shield of Greek design, making it a symbol of personal preference to have in your look.
Price:  $269.50 

Talhoffer Sparring Buckler

Talhoffer Sparring Buckler
Item # AB3398

The Talhoffer Sparring buckler is Sparring-friendly version of the Talhoffer buckler that is flat, with fluting for strength and a reinforced rim. The Talhoffer Sparring Buckler measures 20 inches long and weighs 3 pounds.
Price:  $71.50 

Red and White Leonine Heater Shield

Red and White Leonine Heater Shield
Item # AH-3894

As armor became more robust, shields gradually got smaller. This Red and White Leonine Heater Shield is of a type that developed from the medieval kite shield in the 13th century, offering a small size for warriors to use.
Price:  $148.50 

Trojan War Shield

Trojan War Shield
Item # AH-6119

The shield was an important part of Greek tactics, and it was rare for a Greek warrior to ever go into battle without one. The Trojan War Shield is an effective shield, one that is modeled after those used by the warriors of Troy.
Price:  $336.60 

Fleur Cross Medieval Round Shield

Fleur Cross Medieval Round Shield
Item # AH-3980A

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.
Price:  $118.80 

Heraldic Eagle Heater Shield

Heraldic Eagle Heater Shield
Item # AH-3890E

Even in the medieval age, eagles were thought to be kings of the air. This Heraldic Eagle Heater Shield is emblazoned with the eagle as its main charge, which serves not only as a kingly defense, but also as a great heraldic style.
Price:  $135.30 

Roman Republic Scutum

Roman Republic Scutum
Item # AH-6128

Perhaps one of the most iconic symbols of the Roman soldier was his shield, and this Roman Republic Scutum is a faithful reproduction of a detailed Roman shield that any soldier might have carried, either into battle or home in parade.
Price:  $297.00 

St. George Shield

St. George Shield
Item # AH-3973

This shield derives its name from its simple design. Featuring a straight-lined cross across its surface, this St. George Shield features the cross of St. George, although it is featured in non-traditional colors of orange and white.
Price:  $84.70 

St. Petric Shield

St. Petric Shield
Item # AH-3974

This shield derives its name from its simple design. Featuring a cross-lined saltire across its surface, this St. Petric Shield features the flag of Saint Petric, featured in the non-traditional colors of black and red.
Price:  $84.70 

Roman Laurel Scutum

Roman Laurel Scutum
Item # AH-6127

The symbol of the Roman laurel combines with the Roman scutum, a symbol of military might, to form an impressive display to show to your enemies. The message delivered by this Roman Laurel Scutum is unmistakably one of victory.
Price:  $297.00 

Plate Reinforced Buckler

Plate Reinforced Buckler
Item # AH-4350

The buckler is one of the smallest shields favored by warriors in the medieval and renaissance era, but size hardly makes it less effective. With its construction, this Plate Reinforced Buckler stands alone as a defensive implement.
Price:  $75.90 

Brass Riveted Buckler

Brass Riveted Buckler
Item # AH-4353

The buckler is one of the smallest shields favored by warriors in the medieval and renaissance era, but size hardly makes it less effective. With its construction, this Brass Riveted Buckler stands alone as a defensive implement.
Price:  $75.90 

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