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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Antique Copper Shield Boss

Item # HW-700068
The Antique Copper Shield Boss adds extra defense and historical style to reenactment and prop shields. The round boss has a raised center surrounded by a wide edge with small round cut-outs for easier attaching to your shield.
$18.00

Brass Shield Boss

Item # HW-700070
Accent your shield with the Brass Shield Boss for historical style and defensive capability. This round shield boss has a raised center for better deflecting blows. Holes dot the wide rim for more easily attaching to a larger shield.
$33.00

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

Forged Viking Boss - Natural

Item # HW-700478
For those wanting to make your own shield, a boss is a great addition. Use the Forged Viking Boss with the natural finish to create historical look. Deflect enemy blows with this boss on any medieval, Viking, or fantasy shield.
$19.00

Forged Viking Boss - Polish

Item # HW-700478P
Improve the defensive strength of your shield with the Polished Forged Viking Boss. This steel boss helps to deflect enemy blows in battle. It is a great piece for DIY projects and looks wonderful on a variety of historical shields.
$19.00

Germanic Shield Boss

Item # HW-700147N
Not all shield bosses were round; some were conical such as the Germanic Shield Boss. This shield boss looks wonderful on a variety of shield styles. This shield boss is great for prop use, cosplay, and historical reenactments.
$23.00

Germanic Shield Boss - Polished

Item # HW-700147P
You may wish to protect your shield with a conical boss rather than a round one. Add the Polished Germanic Shield Boss to a variety of shield styles. This shield boss is great for prop use, cosplay, and historical reenactments.
$16.00

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.
$22.00

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.
$31.00

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

Polished Steel Shield Boss

Item # HW-700456
Up the defensiveness of your favorite shield with the Polished Steel Shield Boss. This 16 gauge steel boss has a round, raised center and a hammered texture throughout. Its polished finish makes this medieval shield piece shine.
$17.00