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Functional 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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Functional shields

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...
Historical Fencing Shield Talhoffer Dark Buckler Historical Fencing Shield Talhoffer Dark Buckler 2
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Functional shields

Historical Fencing Shield Talhoffer Dark Buckler

Lord of Battles
213040000
37.18 €
Historical fencing shield Talhoffer Dark Buckler. This shield (17 X 11) inches (with its umbo) is painstakingly handcrafted from 16 gauge mild steel. This shield comes with a reinforced metal handle with a wooden cover for a better grip. The design is historically inspired with meticulous details. Fencing has always been a difficult sport, especially to...
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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...
Functional shields

Decorated Gothic functional shield

Jiri Krondak
021980000
165.00 €
The decorated Gothic Functional Shield is the perfect accessory for lovers of real fights. Constructed of high-grade steel and specially designed for right-handers, this battle-ready shield will provide protection and style in all your battles. With measurements of 57x50 cm, this functional shield is the ideal size to guarantee an effective defense...
Viking shields

Viking Orc latex shield, 80 cms.

Epic Armoury
022170000
99.17 €
The Viking Orc Shield from Epic Armoury is the perfect addition to any brave and fearless warrior. This functional shield is made of premium latex, ensuring its durability and strength on the battlefield. One of the main advantages of this shield is its unique and authentic design. Decorated with imitation wood, this Viking orc shield impresses with its...
medieval shields

Functional Templar shield, 50x60 cms.

J.L.Rubio
023970000
183.00 €
Discover the functional 50x60 cm Templar shield! Expressly designed for real fighting, this shield will give you the protection you need in your medieval battles. Made of laminated oak wood of 1 cm. thick, this shield is strong and durable. With 6 layers of canvas and acrylic paint finishes, this shield is not only functional, but also aesthetically...
Shields for LARP

Celtic shield in latex

Epic Armoury
026660000
90.91 €
The Celtic Shield in latex from Epic Armory is the perfect complement for lovers of historical recreation and role-playing games. With a width of 60 cm, this functional shield is made of high-quality latex that perfectly imitates the appearance of wood and metal. One of the main advantages of this shield is its manufacturing material. The latex used is...
Viking shields

Viking latex shield

Epic Armoury
026670000
82.64 €
Are you a lover of the Viking age? Would you like to have an authentic Viking shield in your hands? Do not look any further! We present to you the latex Viking Shield from Epic Armoury, a functional and high-quality piece that will transport you directly to the age of the Vikings. This shield has a width of 50 cm, which makes it perfect for any LARP...
medieval shields

Buckler for fight, 32 cms.

Jiri Krondak
027480000
112.00 €
The 32 cm wrestling buckler is the perfect weapon for lovers of recreational fighting. Designed by the prestigious gunsmith Jiri Krondak, this buckler has been manufactured with the highest standards of quality and durability. One of the main advantages of this buckler is its ergonomic design that guarantees a comfortable and secure grip. You will no...
Viking shields

Wooden Viking shield, 56 cms.

Battle Merchant
015330000
74.23 €
Head into battle with the mighty 22-inch wooden Viking Shield! This amazingly functional Viking shield is made of high quality wood and features strong steel edges and edges. Its 56 cm diameter gives you optimal protection without compromising your mobility and agility in combat. You won't have to worry about comfort as this shield comes equipped with an...
Viking shields

Functional latex viking shield

Epic Armoury
028380000
49.59 €
Do you want to feel like a real Viking? With Epic Armoury's functional latex Viking shield, you can live the experience of the time of the Nordic warriors safely and without sacrificing authenticity. This shield, made of high-quality latex, offers a perfect imitation of wood, which gives it a realistic and robust appearance. Its ergonomic and lightweight...
Viking shields

Wooden Viking shield, 61 cms.

Battle Merchant
001820000
65.98 €
Discover the authentic power of the Vikings with our 61 cm Wooden Viking Shield. A genuine instrument of war, made with the most resistant and durable materials. This functional shield is not only a collector's item, but also a formidable tool for any battle. The Viking shield is built with a wooden base, giving it exceptional strength and resistance. Its...
Viking shields

Viking shield wood and steel

Battle Merchant
030040000
143.98 €
Discover the power and resistance of a true Viking warrior with the magnificent Viking Shield of wood and steel. This impressive functional shield is made with the best materials to guarantee maximum durability and resistance during your battles. The shield has a high-quality wooden base, giving it a robust and authentic look. In addition, its ergonomic...
Viking shields

Viking wood and steel shield

Ulfberth
030050000
178.23 €
Carry Viking might with you with this impressive functional shield! Made by the renowned German manufacturer Ulfberth, this Viking shield combines the beauty of wood with the resistance of steel in its hardware. Its imposing and authentic design will make you feel like a real Viking warrior ready for battle. One of the advantages of this shield is its...
Viking shields

Functional Viking Shield

Windlass Steel Crafts
037970000
127.50 €
Discover the power and resistance of the Functional Viking Shield from Windlass Steel Crafts. This magnificent shield is made of high quality wood, which provides it with great durability and resistance. Its brown design and its screwed steel parts all around give it an authentic Viking look, ideal to wear in your historical re-enactments or simply to...
Functional shields

Functional Hospital Shield, 50x60 cms.

J.L.Rubio
098330000
183.00 €
The functional Hospital Shield is the perfect complement for your medieval wrestling matches. Expressly designed for real fighting, this shield is made with high-quality materials that guarantee its resistance and durability. Made from 1cm thick laminated oak, this shield features 6 layers of canvas and is finished with acrylic paint, giving it a...
Functional shields

Functional Templar Shield Straight Cross

J.L.Rubio
098340000
183.00 €
Discover the Straight Cross Functional Templar Shield, specially designed for real fighting! This shield is made with the best materials to guarantee its resistance and durability. The Functional Templar Shield is made of 1 cm thick laminated oak wood, which makes it a robust and resistant shield. Additionally, it comes lined with 6 layers of canvas and...
Functional shields

Functional Templar shield, edged

J.L.Rubio
098350000
204.00 €
Discover the functional and edged Templar shield you were looking for! This shield has been expressly designed for real fighting, so you can use it in your medieval wrestling matches with complete confidence. The shield is made of 1 cm thick laminated oak wood, which provides it with exceptional resistance. Plus, it comes lined with 6 layers of canvas and...
Functional shields

Teardrop Templar Shield

J.L.Rubio
098430000
225.00 €
Discover the power of the Teardrop Templar Shield! This functional shield, expressly designed for real fighting, will provide you with the protection and resistance you need in your medieval battles. Made of 1 cm thick laminated oak wood, this shield stands out for its teardrop shape, which gives it a unique and elegant appearance. In addition, it is...
medieval shields

Round hand shield for practices

Cold Steel
040700000
56.08 €
Round hand shield for practices Take your combat skills to the next level with our round handheld practice shield! This incredible buckler style buckle is perfect for training, as it is resistant and durable. Now you can perfect your defense techniques in complete safety. Our round hand shield features a handle on the back, allowing you to grip it firmly...
317.48 €
Amazing Shield of Captain America. Replica NOT official The Avengers-Avengers. Made of steel with straps in the back. Includes support. Full size is 59'5 cm in diameter.Size support: 39 cm (Length) x 35 cm (Width) x 22 cm (High)
Viking shields

Viking combat shield, red-blue

Windlass Steel Crafts
152290000
82.50 €
The Viking Battle Shield is the perfect accessory for every brave warrior who wants to look impressive in battle. Made of high quality wood and with metal side reinforcements, this shield guarantees resistance and durability in each confrontation. One of the most outstanding features of this shield is its frontal design, which is painted with Viking...
Shields

Round wooden functional shield, 77 cm.

Ulfberth
152430000
127.98 €
Prepare for battle with our 77cm Round Wooden Functional Shield! This authentic and resistant shield is designed to give you the protection you need in your confrontations. The outline and umbo of this shield are made of high quality steel, ensuring its durability and resistance to impacts. Additionally, the rest of the shield is made of wood, giving it...
Shields

Latex Orc buckler for forearm

Epic Armoury
153140000
66.12 €
Are you ready to face your enemies in battle? With the latex orc buckler for forearm from Epic Armoury, you will be able to protect yourself from attacks in your LARP fights in an epic way. This orc buckler is made of high quality latex, which gives it exceptional resistance. You won't have to worry about its durability, since it is designed to withstand...
Shields

Shield of the Elves for LARP, 120x55 cm.

Epic Armoury
164250000
123.97 €
Epic Armoury's White Elf Shield is the perfect addition to your LARP adventures. With its impressive dimensions of 120x55 cm, this shield gives you unparalleled protection on the battlefield. Inspired by the historical kite and tower shields, but with an elven touch, this shield stands out for its unique and elegant design. One of the main advantages of...
Viking shields

Viking Shield Drang Wood LARP, ø 70 cm.

Epic Armoury
164210000
115.70 €
The Viking Wooden Drang Shield LARP from Epic Armoury is the perfect accessory for your coastal raids. With a diameter of 70cm, this round shield is designed to give you impenetrable protection without compromising the fun of your costumed friends. This shield is inspired by the early Vikings and Saxons, giving it an authentic and realistic look. Its...
Viking shields

Viking Shield Drang LARP, 80 cm.

Epic Armoury
164200000
140.50 €
The Viking Drang LARP shield from Epic Armoury is the perfect complement for your coastal raids. Inspired by the early Vikings and Saxons, this 80cm round latex shield gives you the realistic look of a real wooden shield around an iron chieftain, without compromising the safety of your costumed friends. One of the main advantages of this shield is its...
Viking shields

Green Drang Viking Shield for LARP, ø 70 cm.

Battle Merchant
164190000
123.97 €
The green / wood Drang Shield from Epic Armoury is a 70cm round latex shield perfectly designed for coastal raids. Inspired by early Vikings and Saxons, this Live Action Role Play (LARP) safe shield looks just like the real thing, without hurting your costumed friends. With a realistically textured surface and a hand-painted finish, this shield appears to...
Viking shields

Green Drang Viking Shield for LARP, ø 50 cm.

Battle Merchant
164180000
82.64 €
The green / wood Drang shield from Epic Armoury is a 50cm round latex shield perfectly designed for coastal raids. Inspired by early Vikings and Saxons, this Live Action Role Play (LARP) safe shield looks just like the real thing, without hurting your costumed friends. With a realistically textured surface and a hand-painted finish, this shield appears to...
Shields

Norman Shield s. X-XII Pictures for LARP, 80x50 cm.

Battle Merchant
164170000
99.17 €
The Norman Shield s. X-XII Cuadros by Epic Armory is the ideal accessory for LARP battle reenactments and events. Inspired by the Normans of the 10th to 12th centuries, this shield provides both style and functionality. The shield is meticulously designed with a laser cut heraldry pattern, giving it a detailed and authentic look. It is not only visually...
medieval shields

Medieval round buckler for LARP, ø 40 cm.

Battle Merchant
164160000
74.38 €
The Epic Armoury Medieval Round LARP Buckler is the perfect shield for those skilled swordsmen looking to add a touch of authenticity to their adventures in the world of Live Action Role Playing. With a diameter of 40 cm, this shield is very versatile, adapting to a wide variety of characters and play styles. The design of this buckler is inspired by the...
roman shields

Roman Auxiliary Shield for LARP, 90x60 cm.

Battle Merchant
164150000
111.57 €
Ready to join the ranks of the legendary Roman legionnaires? Then you need the Roman Auxiliary Shield for LARP from Battle Merchant! This impressive semi-curved shield will immediately transport you to the ancient Roman world, and we guarantee that you will feel like a true warrior. The first thing you will notice about this shield is its impressive...
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Elliptical shield Roman soldiers, 70x45 cm.

Epic Armoury
164260000
82.64 €
Epic Armoury's Elliptical Shield is the perfect addition to any warrior wishing to emulate ancient Roman soldiers. With its dimensions of 70x45 cm, this shield offers a large area of protection to defend against enemy attacks. One of the main advantages of this shield is its high-quality construction. Made with heavy-duty latex and hard EVA foam, this...
medieval shields

Medieval wooden lackey tower shield for LARP, 120x60 cm.

Epic Armoury
164270000
165.29 €
Epic Armoury's Lackey's Tower Shield is the perfect addition to your LARP adventures. Inspired by Greek shields, this hand-painted wooden shield will make you stand out on the battlefield. This left-handed footman tower shield is 120x60 cm in size, giving you ample protection against enemy attacks. Additionally, it features two versatile leather arm...
medieval shields

Medieval Gobbo shield for LARP, ø 55 cm.

Epic Armoury
164280000
99.17 €
The Epic Armory Medieval Gobbo Shield for LARP is the perfect accessory to complement your epic fighting style. This lightweight, flat latex shield is designed with wood and steel details, giving it an authentic and realistic look. With a waning moon shape and a hand-painted steel rim, this shield not only gives you protection, but also makes you look...
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Shields and battle bucklers have been an essential part of military history throughout the ages. These powerful defensive tools not only offered protection, but were also emblematic elements of warfare. In this article, we will explore a variety of functional shields that can be used in both historical reenactments and real combat, highlighting their characteristics and their importance in the history of warfare.

The Evolution of Shields Through the Ages

From the ancient wooden shields used by Greek hoplite warriors to the sophisticated tempered steel shields of the Middle Ages, the evolution of shields is fascinating. Each era and culture left its mark on the design and functionality of these shields. We will explore how they adapted to different combat styles and how they influenced military tactics.

Functional Shields Today

Although historic shields may seem like relics of the past, they still have an important place today. At historical reenactment events, enthusiasts and reenactors use accurate replicas of ancient shields to relive battles of the past. Additionally, in actual combat training and in sports such as historical fencing, functional shields remain vital tools for self-defense. We will explore how these shields are made today and how they are used in various activities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Functional Shields

  • What is the most commonly used material in the manufacture of functional shields?
    The most common materials are steel, wood and leather. These materials are chosen for their durability and historical authenticity.
  • What are the different types of grips on shields?
    Shields may have grips such as leather straps, handles, or side grips. The choice of grip depends on the design and era of the shield.
  • Are functional shields suitable for close combat?
    Yes, functional shields are designed to withstand knocks and attacks. They are used both in recreations and in real combat training.
  • Are there significant differences between the shields of different cultures?
    Yes, each culture had its own style of shield with unique characteristics. For example, Viking shields were different from Roman shields in design and functionality.
  • How are functional shields maintained and cared for?
    Steel shields must be kept clean and dry to avoid corrosion. Wooden ones may require oil or varnish to maintain their integrity.
  • Where can I buy quality functional shields?
    You can find quality functional shields at stores specializing in historical reenactment equipment and online, making sure to choose reliable suppliers.

Don't miss the opportunity to explore history through functional shields and experience their usefulness in reenactments and real combat. Get ready to immerse yourself in a journey through time and war!

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