Shield Bosses

Shield bosses are designed to be placed at the center of a shield and are meant to deflect the blows from the center of the shield. They were first found in prehistoric ages and were made common in the medieval ages. We offer a variety of shield bosses here that are ideal for adding to your favorite shield to incorporate another aspect of defense in battle or for extra authenticity within costume armour looks. Whether you are part of a reenactment or simply interested in historical fighting styles, these shield bosses are excellent additions to most shields. We offer steel shield bosses and brass Roman shield bosses that you can easily attach to your own favorite shield. When it comes to bringing authentic detail to your shield, as well as more ways to defend yourself with it, be sure to take a look through our shield boss section.
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Brass Square Roman Shield Boss

Item # AH-6753
A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Brass Square Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own shields.
$68.00

Decorative Square Roman Shield Boss

Item # AH-6750
A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Decorative Square Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own shields.
$99.00

Embossed Brass Roman Shield Boss

Item # AH-6755
A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Embossed Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.
$113.00

Historic Shield Boss

Item # MH-MI1262
Add the Historic Shield Boss to round shields for help deflecting blows, or attach it to plain shields for extra detail and interest. This mild steel shield boss is great for custom building your own historic reenactment shield.
$19.00

Large Dome Shield Boss - 14 Gauge

Item # AB3997
Ideal for crafting your own wooden shield, this Large Dome Shield Boss - 14 Gauge provides extra room for armored gloves. The steel bosses are spun and then polished to remove spinning marks, then pre drilled for your convenience.
$25.00

Large Dome Shield Boss - 18 Gauge

Item # AB3998
Ideal for crafting your own wooden shield, this Large Dome Shield Boss - 18 Gauge provides extra room for armored gloves. The steel bosses are spun and then polished to remove spinning marks, then pre drilled for your convenience.
$35.00

Medieval Shield Boss

Item # MH-MI1261
Equip your favorite round shield with the Medieval Shield Boss to help deflect the blows of enemies or just to add a little interest to an otherwise plain shield. This round, unadorned shield boss is practical, versatile, and sleek.
$19.00

Roman Brass Shield Boss

Item # AH-6752
A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Roman Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.
$68.00

Round Brass Shield Boss

Item # AH-6751
A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Round Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own round shields.
$67.00

Round Steel Shield Boss

Item # AH-6754
A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Round Steel Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.
$52.00

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.
$12.50

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.
$19.00