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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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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

Boar Steel Battle Shield

Item # S134
The Boar 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.

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.

Brass Riveted Scottish Targe

Item # AH-3995
Based on the design of the targe, this Brass Riveted Scottish Targe recreates the look of this traditional Highland shield, while also featuring a distinctive and iconic design that makes it quite the impressive sight to see, too.

Brass Studded Scottish Targe

Item # AH-3999
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.

Campbell Steel Battle Shield

Item # S143
The Campbell steel battle shields 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 battle and reenactment.

Charlemagne Steel Battle Shield

Item # S149
Prove yourself a worthy knight under Charles the Great with the Charlemagne Steel Battle Shield in hand. Constructed from strong and durable 16-gauge steel, this historical reenactment shield raises your defense on the SCA battlefield.