Characteristics of Celtic shields
Celtic shields used to be large in size to provide protection for most of the warriors body, as the Celts did not wear armor. These shields used to be round in shape and could carry an umbo in the middle. The most commonly used material was wood as it was more resistant to enemy arrows and sword strikes.
Painted Celtic shields
Most of the Celtic shields were painted with some symbols or they could be painted entirely. The painted ones used to recall the Norse mythology. Some of them, only had a rope on the back so they could be carried and held. Others were reinforced with metal strips on the front.
Celtic shields replicas
In our shop we have several models of Celtic shields, in particular the Targe, Thegn and Vegvisir models. There are replicas in wood, others lined in leather and others in latex, for LARP fights.