Shields

Brown leather covered buckler, 30 cm.
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Brown leather covered buckler, 30 cm.

Get Dressed For Battle (GDFB)
117960000
42.44 € 60.62 €
The Buckler covered in brown leather, with a diameter of 30 cm, is the perfect shield for those warriors and lovers of the Medieval and Renaissance times. This steel buckler features a riveted brown leather front facing, giving it an authentic and elegant look. Manufactured by Get Dressed For Battle (GDFB), this buckler guarantees the highest quality and...
Thaloffer Fechtbuch Rhombus Buckler, BattleReady
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Thaloffer Fechtbuch Rhombus Buckler, BattleReady

Get Dressed For Battle (GDFB)
118060000
42.44 € 60.62 €
The Thaloffer Fechtbuch Rhombus Buckler, BattleReady, is a diamond-shaped shield from the Get Dressed For Battle (GDFB) brand that has been made of 2 mm thick steel. (16 gauge). This design has been inspired by the Thalhoffer Fechtbuch written by Hans Thalhoffer, a renowned master swordsman and dueling master from the 15th century. One of the key...
Shield El Cid Campeador (63x46 cm.) Shield El Cid Campeador (63x46 cm.) 2
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medieval shields

Shield El Cid Campeador (63x46 cm.)

Art Gladius
003090000
94.80 €
Discover the quartered shield of the Cid Campeador, the perfect complement for true lovers of the history of Spain and its medieval heroes! This metallic shield, handmade in galvanized carbon steel and lacquered in crackle paint, is a true work of art. Its authentic and detailed design will transport you to medieval times in a unique way, allowing you to...
Oval Roman Scutum in foam Oval Roman Scutum in foam 2
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roman shields

Oval Roman Scutum in foam

Epic Armoury
034430000
163.64 €
The Oval Foam Roman Scutum is the perfect shield for history buffs and re-enactors. Made with high quality injected foam (EVA), this oval tortoise Roman legionary shield is light but strong, making it ideal for use in historical re-enactments. One of the main advantages of this shield is its manufacturing material, EVA hard foam. This foam offers...
Functional vaulted shield, 58 cms. Functional vaulted shield, 58 cms. 2
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medieval shields

Functional vaulted shield, 58 cms.

Windlass Steel Crafts
036860000
66.00 €
The functional domed shield from Windlass Steel Crafts is an extraordinary collector's item that will take you back to medieval times. Used during the 13th-17th centuries, this shield is made of 1.2-1.3mm thick 1065 high carbon steel (18 gauge), ensuring its strength and durability. It stands out for its vaulted design, which gives it an imposing and...
Shield Cross Templars
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medieval shields

Shield Cross Templars

Marto
037750000
181.82 €
Discover the Templar Cross Shield, the perfect complement to give a medieval touch to your home! This decorative shield is made of high-quality metal, which guarantees its durability and resistance. Its unique design features a brass heart with the emblematic Templar Cross, surrounded by elegant brass trim for an authentic and sophisticated look. One of...
Norman shield with cross Norman shield with cross 2
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Viking shields

Norman shield with cross

Battle Merchant
039290000
154.98 €
The Norman shield with a cross is the perfect weapon for the most demanding warriors. Made of high-quality wood and decorated with steel details, this shield is synonymous with strength and style. Its design features an imposing steel-edged cross, which not only gives it an elegant appearance, but also greater protection on the battlefield. Not only is it...
Wooden Templar shield, children Wooden Templar shield, children 2
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Shields for kids

Wooden Templar shield, children

Battle Merchant
106340000
17.58 €
Are you ready to embark on incredible medieval adventures? You will not be able to face the opposing knights, the enemy arrows or the fierce dragon fire without the proper equipment. And that includes a wooden Templar Shield designed especially for brave children like you. The Battle Merchant Children's Wooden Templar Shield is the essential tool for...
Shield Knight of Lowenfels, children Shield Knight of Lowenfels, children 2
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Shields for kids

Shield Knight of Lowenfels, children

Battle Merchant
106360000
16.08 €
Protect the kingdom and go on exciting adventures with the Lowenfels Knight Shield for kids! This magnificent plywood shield is designed to guarantee maximum protection against opposing knights, enemy arrows and even the fearsome dragon's fire. Prepare to face the most dangerous situations with all the bravery and style that this shield offers you....
Footman's Large Shield Footman's Large Shield 2
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medieval shields

Footman's Large Shield

Epic Armoury
117370000
142.98 €
Are you looking for a large footman shield for your LARP adventures? Do not look any further! We have the perfect shield for you. Our Greek-inspired Footman's Large Shield is ideal for any fearless warrior ready to face epic challenges on the battlefield. This shield is made of high-quality latex, making it safe and durable. Its kite shape gives it a...
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Shield of Charlemagne

Art Gladius
002970000
100.64 €
Discover the majestic Shield of Carlos I the Great, also known as Charlemagne! This impressive shield is decorated with fleur de lis motifs, which gives it a touch of elegance and distinction. The Shield of Carlos I the Great is a true work of art, manufactured by the renowned Art Gladius brand. With a height of 69 cms. and a width of 46 cm., this shield...
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Shield of Richard the Lionheart

Art Gladius
002980000
100.64 €
Discover the coat of arms of Richard the Lionheart, a real gem for lovers of history and decoration! This shield, decorated with a red cross and rampant lions, is a faithful replica of the shield used by Richard I of England, one of the most emblematic kings in history. With a height of 69 cms. and a width of 46 cm., this shield is the perfect complement...
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Charles V luxury coat of arms

Art Gladius
002990000
100.64 €
Discover the majestic Coat of Arms of Carlos V, a true work of art that cannot be missing from your collection! This shield, made by Art Gladius in Toledo, Spain, is a unique piece that stands out for its fleur-de-lis details on the sides and a shield in the center. Its height of 69 cm and width of 46 cm make it an imposing element that will attract the...
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Templar metal shield

097230000
75.08 €
Elongated Templar metal cast. Made of metal with back springs to be able to hang it on the wall as a medieval decoration. The complete size of the shield is 90 x 38 cms.
medieval shields

Shield Knights of Jerusalem

Art Gladius
003000000
100.64 €
Discover the Knights of Jerusalem Shield and add a touch of history and elegance to your home! This impressive shield, made by Art Gladius in Toledo, Spain, is the perfect complement for any lover of medieval history and the Knights Templar. With a height of 69 cm and a width of 46 cm, this shield stands out for its unique and detailed design. It includes...
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Shield The Black Prince

Art Gladius
003080000
100.64 €
Are you passionate about medieval history? Do you love collecting unique and authentic objects? Then the Edward of Woodstock shield, also known as the Black Prince, is the perfect accessory for you. This shield, manufactured by the renowned Art Gladius brand, is a true work of art. Its quartered design and decorated with fleur de lis and rampant lion will...
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Templar shield golden edges

097330000
86.21 €
Templar model metal shield with edges in a birllante gold finish. Made of metal with back springs to be able to hang it on the wall as a medieval decoration. The complete size of the shield is 64 x 46 cms.
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Eagle Templar Shield

097350000
86.21 €
Templar model metallic shield with edges in shiny gold finish and with the double-headed eagle of Toledo in the center. Made of metal with back springs to hang it on the wall as a medieval decoration. The total size of the shield is 58 x 46 cms.
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Castilla y León black shield

097370000
87.86 €
Metallic shield with a black lacquered background with edges in a shiny gold finish. In the center it is decorated with the shield of Castilla y León that is made of gilt metal. At the back it has springs to hang the shield on the wall as a medieval decoration. The total size of the shield is 64 x 46 cms.
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shield crusaders

Art Gladius
003100000
94.80 €
Discover the impressive Coat of Arms of the Crusaders with a red cross in the center and fleur de lis motifs! This magnificent shield, made by Art Gladius in Toledo, Spain, is the perfect complement for any lover of medieval history and culture. With a height of 63 cms. and a width of 46 cm., this shield is not only a decorative object of great beauty,...
medieval shields

templar shield

Art Gladius
003110000
94.80 €
Discover the shield of the Knights Templar, a unique and exclusive piece that cannot be missing in your collection! This shield, made by Art Gladius in Toledo, Spain, is a true work of art. With a height of 63 cms. and a width of 46 cm., its imposing size makes it the center of attention in any space. The design of this shield is simply spectacular. It...
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Shield Castilla y León

097380000
91.16 €
Metallic shield with white and red background with edges in shiny gold finish and details of castle and lions in each color square with the double-headed eagle of Toledo in the center. Made of metal with back springs to hang it as a medieval decoration. The full size is 64 x 46 cms.
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Shield Eagle of Toledo

Art Gladius
003290000
123.38 €
Are you looking for a unique and authentic piece to decorate your home or office? Then you cannot miss the opportunity to acquire the Wooden Eagle of Toledo Shield decorated with a double-headed eagle from the renowned Art Gladius brand. This shield, made of high-quality wood, is a true work of art that represents the tradition and historical legacy of...
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Shield Knights of Jerusalem

Art Gladius
003300000
123.38 €
Are you a lover of medieval history? Are you passionate about the world of knights and crusades? Then this medieval shield of the Knights of Jerusalem in decorated wood is just the thing for you. The shield, manufactured by the renowned Art Gladius brand, is a true work of art. Its detailed design and decorated wood finish give it an authentic and unique...
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Shield of the Black Prince

Art Gladius
003310000
123.38 €
Discover the decorated wood and embroidered leather shield of Edward of Woodstock, the famous Black Prince! This impressive shield, made by Art Gladius in the historic city of Toledo, Spain, is a true work of art that you cannot pass up. One of the main advantages of this shield is its high-quality material. It is made of wood, which gives it exceptional...
medieval shields

shield crusaders

Art Gladius
003350000
123.38 €
Are you looking for a shield that combines elegance and authenticity? Then look no further, because we have the perfect product for you. We present the Shield of the Crusaders, a true work of art in decorated wood and with embroidered leather details. This shield, manufactured by the renowned Art Gladius brand, is synonymous with quality and excellence....
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Shield of the Order of Hospitaller Knights

Art Gladius
003360000
123.38 €
Are you passionate about medieval history? Would you like to have in your hands an authentic medieval shield of the hospital knights? Do not look any further! We have the perfect product for you. We present the medieval shield of the Knights Hospitaller, made of high-quality wood and with a design faithful to the shields used by this order of knights in...
medieval shields

Shield of Charlemagne

Art Gladius
003370000
123.38 €
Are you passionate about medieval history? Do you love collecting unique and authentic objects? Then the Shield of Carlos I the Great is perfect for you. This shield, also known as Charlemagne, is a true work of art that you cannot miss. The Shield of Carlos I the Great is made of wood, which gives it an authentic and traditional appearance. Every detail...
medieval shields

Shield of the Cid

Art Gladius
003380000
123.38 €
Are you passionate about medieval history? Do you love to immerse yourself in the legends and exploits of the great warriors of the time? If so, you cannot miss the opportunity to acquire the medieval shield of El Cid Campeador in decorated wood. This magnificent shield, manufactured by the renowned Art Gladius brand, is an authentic work of art that will...
medieval shields

Shield Richard the Lionheart

Art Gladius
003410000
123.38 €
Discover the medieval shield of Richard the Lionheart in decorated wood! Richard I of England, known as Richard the Lionheart, was a brave and legendary King of England between 1189 and 1199. This shield is an exact replica of the one he used in his battles, and now you can hold it in your hands. The shield is made of high quality materials, highlighting...
roman shields

Tortoise Roman shield - Umbo silver

Battle Merchant
010690000
135.98 €
Are you ready to acquire an authentic and powerful Roman shield? We present to you the Roman Turtle Shield with Silver Umbo, also known as scutum, perfect for turtle formations and for those seeking exceptional protection during battles and combat. This impressive Roman shield stands out for its oval and inward-curved design, characteristics that allow an...
medieval shields

Castilla y León medieval shield

J.L.Rubio
017900000
85.20 €
Discover the Castilla y León medieval shield, an authentic decorative jewel that will transport you to the time of knights and epic battles! This shield is made with the best materials, zinc plated and polished to guarantee its durability and shine. In addition, it comes prepared on the back with a chain so that you can easily hang it on the wall and show...
medieval shields

Toledo medieval shield

J.L.Rubio
018480000
85.20 €
Discover the two-headed eagle of Toledo medieval decorative shield! This impressive shield is made with the highest quality standards, guaranteeing its durability and resistance. Its detailed and careful design, together with its zinc plated and polished finish, give it an authentic and elegant appearance. One of the advantages of this shield is its light...
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Gothic functional shield

Jiri Krondak
020120000
165.00 €
The Gothic functional shield is the perfect complement for lovers of real fights. Made with high quality steel and specially designed for battles, this battle-ready shield will give you the protection you need in your fights. With measurements of 57x50 cm, this shield is ideal for right-handed users and will allow you to function easily on the...
Functional shields

Almond functional shield

Jiri Krondak
007420000
165.00 €
The functional Almond Shield is the perfect complement for all those enthusiasts of the sword and historical weapons. Made of high-quality steel, this shield guarantees durability and resistance in every battle. This shield has a size of 60x110 cm, which makes it ideal for both training and exhibitions. In addition, it comes equipped with an ergonomic...
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Almond functional shield decorated

Jiri Krondak
007410000
165.00 €
The decorated functional Almond Shield is the perfect complement for any lover of history and the recreation of epic battles. Made of high-quality steel, this shield has a frontal decoration that makes it stand out from the rest. One of the main advantages of this shield is its functionality. In addition to being a display and decoration object, it is...
Shields

functional round shield

Jiri Krondak
007390000
150.00 €
The Functional Round Shield is the perfect accessory to complement your arsenal. Constructed of high-grade steel, this undecorated shield is battle-ready, meaning it's ready to take on the most demanding challenges. The design of this shield has been carefully thought out to offer you maximum protection. It has a rear handle that will allow you to hold it...
Functional shields

Decorated functional round shield

Jiri Krondak
007380000
150.00 €
Discover the functional decorated round shield you were looking for! This incredible shield is designed with a central buckler that gives it a unique and striking appearance. Made of high-quality steel, this shield is perfect for battles and actual combat. Plus, it's battle-ready, which means you can count on its strength and durability. One of the...
roman shields

Praetorian Roman Shield

Battle Merchant
020530000
119.98 €
Are you looking for an authentic Roman shield that will transport you to ancient Rome? Do not look any further! We present you the Roman Praetorian Shield, a unique piece that will make you feel like part of the legendary Praetorian Guard. Used by the Praetorian Guard for protection in battle, this shield is designed to provide impenetrable defense...
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Barbarossa Shield

Art Gladius
020940000
123.38 €
Discover the medieval Barbarossa shield, a true jewel of history! This impressive shield, made of high-quality wood, will transport you to the time of knights and epic battles. One of the main advantages of this shield is its unique and original design. With a width of 47 cms. and a length of 70 cm., it is the perfect size to wear it on any occasion. In...
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Celtic Shields

Celtic shields are a fundamental part of the history of warfare in ancient Europe. These shields, known for their characteristic circular design and construction of wood and leather, were used by Celtic warriors in battles and conflicts. Their resistance and versatility made them an essential piece of the Celtic arsenal.

Celtic shields were also adorned with intricate designs and symbols that represented the culture and identity of the warriors. These shields not only offered protection on the battlefield, but were also an expression of Celtic pride and tradition.

Discover more about the fascinating history of Celtic shields and their role in ancient European wars.

Functional shields

Functional shields are a category of shields designed to fulfill a specific function on the battlefield. Throughout history, various cultures and eras have developed shields designed to confront specific threats and provide tactical advantages in warfare.

These shields not only varied in shape and size, but also in the materials used in their manufacture. From the sturdy Viking shields designed to protect against axes and swords to the lightweight Greek shields used in phalanx formations, each type of shield had its unique purpose.

In this article, we will explore the diversity of functional shields throughout history and how they contributed to the military strategy of their respective eras.

Greek shields

Greek shields are an iconic piece of ancient Greece and its military history. These shields, known as "hoplons," were a fundamental part of the equipment of Greek hoplites. Made of wood and covered with bronze, Greek shields offered excellent protection against enemy attacks.

In addition to their defensive function, Greek shields were also used in the famous phalanx formation, where warriors were grouped together in an impenetrable shield wall. This tactic became a distinctive element of Greek wars.

Dive into the history of Greek shields and discover how they played a key role in the epic Battle of Thermopylae and other historical conflicts.

Medieval shields

Medieval shields are an essential piece in the era of knights and crusades. These shields, with their unique shapes and designs, were used to protect warriors in hand-to-hand combat and in jousting tournaments. Made of wood and reinforced with metal, medieval shields were an integral part of a knight's armor.

Heraldry, or the art of coats of arms, also developed during the Middle Ages, with shields decorated with emblems and colors representing families and lineages. Each medieval shield told a unique story.

Explore the era of knights and discover the importance of medieval shields in protecting the brave warriors of that era.

Roman shields

Roman shields played a crucial role in the formation and success of the Roman army. Known as "scuta," these shields were used by Roman legionaries in their conquests throughout the ancient world. Made of wood and covered in leather and metal, Roman shields offered excellent defense against enemy projectiles and attacks.

Roman shields were also part of battlefield formation and protection tactics, allowing the Roman legions to maintain their famous discipline and order.

Discover how Roman shields contributed to the vast Roman empire and how they became a symbol of the formidable strength of the legion.

Viking shields

Viking shields are an iconic part of Viking culture and warfare. These shields were known for their strength and versatility on the battlefield. Made mostly of wood and reinforced with metal strips, Viking shields were used by Viking warriors in their raids and maritime expeditions.

The circular shape of Viking shields not only offered excellent protection, but also allowed great mobility in combat. The designs and patterns on Viking shields were also distinctive and represented the identity of each warrior.

Immerse yourself in the epic history of Viking shields and discover how these intrepid warriors used them in their legendary raids.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  • What is the story behind Roman shields?

    Roman shields have a rich history dating back to the formation of the Roman legion. These shields were crucial to the strategy of the legionaries in the military campaigns of the Roman Empire.

  • How were Viking shields made?

    Viking shields were mainly made of wood and were reinforced with strips of iron or steel. They were known for their durability and versatility on the battlefield.

  • What was the importance of the phalanx formation with the Greek shields?

    The phalanx formation with Greek shields allowed Greek hoplites to maintain a solid defensive line on the battlefield, giving them a strategic advantage in Greek wars.

  • What materials were used in the construction of medieval shields?

    Medieval shields were mainly made of wood, leather and metal. These materials provided resistance and protection in combat.

  • What is the symbolism behind the designs on Celtic shields?

    The designs on Celtic shields often represented elements of Celtic mythology and the identity of the warriors. Each design had a unique meaning.

  • How did functional shields influence the military strategy of ancient civilizations?

    Functional shields played a fundamental role in adapting to the threats and tactics of wars of each era. His influence on military strategy was significant and varied.

Don't miss the opportunity to explore the fascinating history of warrior shields from other eras and their impact on the evolution of warfare. Discover how these formidable shields played a crucial role in the battles that shaped history.

Interested in learning more about the history of warrior shields and their importance in ancient warfare? Explore our articles and immerse yourself in the exciting world of military strategy and combat protection!

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