The shield was an important aspect of Greek warfare, and as such, every Greek warrior, called a hoplite, traditionally carried one. Traditionally Greek shields were wooden shields, although at Medieval Armour, we also offer a number of Greek steel shields, which allows any ancient warrior enthusiast to choose between a variety of materials and designs. Perhaps the most iconic Greek shield is the lambda shield, which features the Greek letter lambda on its surface. More than just a Greek shield, this design was traditionally that of a Spartan shield. Of course, we don't only offer Spartan shields, but also Trojan shields and traditional hoplite shields that feature a huge assortment of incredible designs, ranging from Greek symbols of myth to fearsome animals, all designed to make a shield more personal and more intimidating. And make no mistake, our wooden Greek shields are every bit as strong as a traditional steel shield. Many, in fact, are fully functional, battle ready shields that are designed to take a blow and allow a warrior to push back and shrug it off. That means that these functional Greek shields are perfect as reenactment shields, or as SCA shields if you find a chapter that Greek reenactments and Greek fights. And even if you're not fighting with it, many of these Greek shields are fantastic display pieces that look great when mounted on a wall or even displayed on a (large) shelf. Take a step back in time and pick up one of these Greek shields, and you'll fall in love not just with the weight, the heft, and the strength of the shield, but also the designs featured on every one of the Greek shields found here at Medieval Armour.
Modeled after a ceremonial shield that was dated back to 7th century B.C., the Brass Villanovan Shield is a beautiful recreation of an antique shield that features an immense array of attractive and impressive embossed designs.
This blank unpainted wooden shield in the shape commonly used by the soldiers of ancient Greece. It measures about 35 inches in height and 24 inches in width. The shield is made out of a 0.5 inch thick smooth composite wood.