Historically, wood shields were more common their metallic variants, if only because wood shields were easier to replace and easier to create. And here at Medieval Armour, we offer an impressive staggering array of wooden shields, all to offer any intrepid warrior the greatest selection possible, so that he or she can have the functional wooden shield of their dreams. Our selection of wooden medieval shields is truly awe-inspiring, spanning a variety of different styles and eras, so much so that any warrior, from almost any time-frame, could find exactly what they want here. A Norse warrior could find several wooden Viking shields here that will make his fellow berserkers go berserk with envy, while crusaders will find wooden knight shields and crusader shields here that will proudly show off their heraldries and crosses. Even older cultures will find wooden shields that suit their needs, including Greek shields with lambdas and mythic monsters, as well as classic Roman shields like the rectangular scutum. Some of our shields even depict symbols and heraldries of famous figures, like Richard the Lionheart and El Cid, to name a few. And because of their strength and level of construction, they all make for fantastic wooden practice shields, allowing them to shrug off blows like a proper medieval shield should. Designed for use and decorated for display, any of the wooden shields you find here at Medieval Armour would make for a fantastic practice wooden shield to use in training, as well as a great display shield to hang up in your home decor or office for a touch of that impressive medieval or historic style.
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.
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.
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.
This ornate, full sized shield by Art Gladius bears the eagle crest of Charlemagne, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire. Crafted in Spain, the shield is made of wood and is highly decorative on the front, making it great for home decor.
A knights face could not always be seen in battle, so sometimes they were identified first by their heraldries. This Crusader Shield possesses a simple heraldry, depicting a red cross charge emblazoned on a bright yellow field.
The Crusader Shield is solid shield that measures a full 32 inches tall and 20 inches wide. The Crusader Shield is made of curved wood, covered in a white canvas with a red (color may vary) painted cross emblazoned on the front.
This ornate, full sized shield by Art Gladius bears the Crusaders cross. Crafted in Toledo, Spain, the shield is made of wood. The Crusaders shield is highly decorative on the front making this piece great for home decor.
Defend yourself from the blows of your enemy with the Dark Finished Wooden Battle Shield. Great for reenactors, this hardwood shield features a traditional kite shape, lightweight design, and a stylish darkened finish.
For a medieval soldier, a good shield was the difference between life and death. This Fleur Cross Medieval Round Shield brings to life the wheel-shape of the shield, with touches of detail that make it a defense for any warrior.
Until he fell in battle to the hero Sigurd, the dragon Fafnir used a symbol called the Helm of Awe for protection. Because of this tale, Viking warriors often painted this symbol on their shields, as the Helm of Awe Viking Shield displays.