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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Steel Steel Captain America And Punisher Shield

Item # WS-6

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Steel Steel Greek Corinthian Dove Shield

Item # WS-45

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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 pre-stained 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 

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 style shield inspired by Marvel's 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 which was actually used on many Greek shields.
Price:  $363.00 

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.
Price:  $352.00 

Steel Greek 300 Spartan Shield

Steel Greek 300 Spartan Shield
Item # WS-83

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

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 the traditional leather hand holds. Includes Certificate of Authenticity featuring the stunning work of Frank Miller.
Price:  $434.50 

Blank Kite Shield

Blank Kite Shield
Item # AH-6757

Every warrior of note had his or her own heraldries and symbols to display on their shield, and this Blank Kite Shield gives you the chance to do just that! Of course, it's also ready to go as-is, assuming you'd rather just leave it be.
Price:  $112.20 

Domed Steel Shield

Domed Steel Shield
Item # 800176

The small domed steel shield remained popular from the 13th to the 17th century. Many soldiers preferred this to the full-size shield to be able to move more quickly. Made of 18 gauge steel with leather straps on the backside for grips.
Price:  $99.00 

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 

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 an empty canvas, one that allows you to create your own shield design!
Price:  $83.60 

Classic Battle Shield

Classic Battle Shield
Item # ED8184

The round form is one the most "classic" shield styles used in history dating back to ancient times. The Vikings, Greeks, as well as Roman infantry soldiers from 236 to 565AD carried round shields. This shield looks great on display.
Price:  $146.30 

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 and gold leather wings and lightning on the face and arm straps on the back.
Price:  $176.00 

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 

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 

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 

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.
Price:  $159.50 

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 

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 

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 

Steel Boss - 6 Inch

Steel Boss - 6 Inch
Item # AB0128

This shield boss is made of spun 14 gauge carbon 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 

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 couldn't ask for a better shield then the Steel Greek Bull Shield; this shield is a faithful reproduction of a Greek-styled shield that is made from quality materials and features several intriguing, not to mention useful features.
Price:  $613.80 

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 

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 straight out of history when you carry it; inspired by Greek history and Spartan design, this simple yet effective shield is among the very best of defenses against any enemy.
Price:  $391.60 

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 

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 

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 

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 

Pugnum Shield

Pugnum Shield
Item # 884508

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

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 

Steel Boss - 7.5 Inch

Steel Boss - 7.5 Inch
Item # AB0129

This shield boss is made of spun 14 gauge carbon 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 Talhoffer's "Fechtbuch" illustrations. The unusual curled holly-leaf shape, with its fluting and spikes, is a fairly radical departure from the norm but it serves well as a memento of this famous fight master.
Price:  $104.50 

Blank Round Shield

Blank Round Shield
Item # AH-6768R

For many warriors, their shield was a personal work, emblazoned with their house seal or family crest...or with a personal crest. This Blank Round Shield allows you to create your own shield, to show off whatever design you wish to carry into battle.
Price:  $138.60 

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 

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 

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 7.5 inch diameter version has a semi-conical cup.
Price:  $23.10 

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 

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 

Archers Buckler Shield

Archers Buckler Shield
Item # AH-3991

The buckler was designed to be a companion weapon that a warrior would use in melee combat. Thus, this Archers Buckler Shield is the perfect shield for an archer, who would only really use their shield when they entered into close quarters combat.
Price:  $58.30 

Crusader Shield

Crusader Shield
Item # AH-6708

A knight's face couldn't always be seen in battle, so sometimes they were identified first by their heraldries. This Crusader Shield possesses a relatively simple heraldry, depicting a red cross charge emblazoned on a bright yellow field.
Price:  $177.10 

Italian Buckler

Italian Buckler
Item # 802331

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

Blank Roman Scutum Shield

Blank Roman Scutum Shield
Item # AH-3853NP

Among the Roman fighting forces, no shield was as preferred as the traditional rectangular scutum, and for good reason. It offered superior defensive capabilities. And with this Blank Roman Scutum Shield, you can take the time to create your very own.
Price:  $198.00 

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 

Blank Linen Covered Wooden Shield

Blank Linen Covered Wooden Shield
Item # AH-6756

If you're looking for a simple and unadorned shield to carry into battle, then you've 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 create and paint your own shield!
Price:  $121.00 

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 in combat or by adopting their images on their person. This Round Dragon Knot Viking Shield is one such attempt to harness the power of the legendary dragon.
Price:  $217.80 

Wooden Crusader Lion Shield

Wooden Crusader Lion Shield
Item # AH-3890

In the medieval days, it was a common enough sight to see a knight's heraldry emblazoned on his shield. This Wooden Crusader Lion Shield features a black and red rampant lion as the shield's main charge, set against a faded brown field.
Price:  $116.60 

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 wielder's agility and mobility slightly. The same could not be said of the Cold Steel's recreation of this Medieval Buckler.
Price:  $50.59
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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 and valued by Norsemen and Vikings throughout the years.
Price:  $198.00 

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, both on foot and mounted, to use.
Price:  $148.50 

Fleur Cross Medieval Round Shield

Fleur Cross Medieval Round Shield
Item # AH-3980A

For a medieval soldier, a good shield was often the difference between life and death. This Fleur Cross Medieval Round Shield brings to life the wheel-shape of the shield, with subtle touches of detail that make it a defense for any warrior to favor.
Price:  $118.80 

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, while also trusting this predator to protect them.
Price:  $123.75 

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 design of the cross of St. George, although here it is featured in non-traditional colors of orange and white.
Price:  $75.90 

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 design of the flag of Saint Petric, although here it is featured in non-traditional colors of black and black.
Price:  $75.90 

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 classic Greek design, making it a great symbol of personal preference to have in your home and your look.
Price:  $237.60 

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 showing of true heraldic style.
Price:  $134.64 

Trojan War Shield

Trojan War Shield
Item # AH-6119

The shield was an important part of Greek battle tactics, and it was rare for a Greek warrior to ever go into battle without one. The Trojan War Shield is an effective and reliable shield, one that is modeled after those used by the warriors of Troy.
Price:  $350.90 

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 an impressively detailed Roman shield that any soldier might have carried, either into battle or home in parade.
Price:  $297.00 

 
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