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 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.

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.

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.

Scottish Culloden Targe

Item # AH-PRH303
The Scottish Culloden Targe, as a restored recreation, is based on a historical piece that was captured during the Battle of Culloden in 1746, during the Jacobite Rising, and has since been kept in the Museum of Royal Armouries.

Soldier Buckler

Item # 300501
Warrior, you shout out your victory over your defeated opponent. You skillfully wielded the Soldier Buckler against them in combat. This buckler will serve you well in your next historical reenactment scenario.

Steel Domed Shield

Item # 800176
Popular from the 13th to the 17th century, small shields such as this Steel Domed Shield were preferred over full sized shields for their lighter weight and increased mobility. This functional round shield is made from 18 gauge steel.

Templar Steel Battle Shield

Item # S144
The Templar 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.

Valknut Viking Shield

Item # HW-700565
The Valknut is the symbol of Odin, protector of warriors who rewards those who die nobly in battle. It is for this reason that Vikings would honor him by putting this symbol on their shields, as displayed by the Valknut Viking 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 red rampant lion as the main charge, set against a bright field.

Wooden Oval Roman Shield

Item # 801068
We are excited to offer the Wooden Oval Roman Shield, which is covered front and back with leather. Gold leather wings and lightning decorate its face, surrounding the blackened steel boss secured to its center.

Wooden Roman Shield

Item # AH-3853W
Every soldier in the Roman army was expected to carry a shield. Like the Spartans before, the Romans tactics utilized shield-walls, creating almost impenetrable barriers made up of these impressive and iconic Wooden Roman Shields.

Wooden Shield - Large

Item # HW-701578
Any good warrior needs a proper defense to survive in battle. Carry with you the Large Wooden Shield when marching into battle or practicing for combat. Boost your defenses and complete your medieval or fantasy persona with it.