Crusader Shields and Knights Shields

When it came to defense in battle, many crusaders turned to the shield to help keep them safe from their enemies attacks. And here at Dark Knight Armoury, we carry a number of recreations from that era, ensuring that when you want to look and feel very much like the warriors of old, you can arm yourself with a crusade shield that one would have gladly carried into combat! In terms of defense, shields are advantageous for many reasons. Of particular note was their versatility, as a shield allowed a crusader to bring defense wherever it was needed, allowing them to favor weaker areas and fill in gaps in their defense, while also using the shield as a wall to push and bash with, opening up more chances to attack and counter their enemy. Another reason the shield was so popular had to be the environment. Crusaders ventured into new climes, sometimes into deserts and arid regions, and too much armor could be the death of a warrior if the heat was too much. The shield allowed a bit of lighter armor, without sacrificing additional defense. They were also sometimes identifying marks for a warrior to bear, possessing unique designs, either distinctive to that warrior or to the order they served in. The shields offered here do not break from that tradition, and many are emblazoned with crosses, heraldries, and knightly emblems, to better make them look and feel like artifacts from the Crusades era! Many of the mare also fully functional, too, which means if you want to do battle, you could not ask for a better defense than one of Dark Knight Armourys crusade shields. And when you are done battling, sparring, and fighting, they are great for carrying and displaying, too.
Black Prince Wooden Shield
AG871
Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales, popularly known as the Black Prince, was the eldest son of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, and father to King Richard II of England. Crafted in Toledo, Spain, the shield is made of wood.
Price: $323.00
Charlemagne Steel Battle Shield
S149
Prove yourself a worthy knight under Charles the Great with the Charlemagne Steel Battle Shield in hand. Constructed from strong and durable 16-gauge steel, this historical reenactment shield raises your defense on the SCA battlefield.
Price: $196.00
Charlemagne Wooden Shield
AG876
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.
Price: $323.00
Crusader Knight Shield of Ibelin
NP-M-S-3018
The Crusader Knight Shield of Ibelin is inspired by the shields carried by the Knights of Ibelin in the film Kingdom of Heaven. This stainless-steel shield features a dark crimson Jerusalem Cross against a field of off yellow.
Price: $71.90
Crusader Royal Lion Shield
NP-M-S-1220-RD
Featuring a reproduction of an early English royal coat of arms, the Crusader Royal Lion Shield is beautifully detailed with solid steel fittings and aged with golden veins. This shield can be easily mounted with the display chains.
Price: $83.50
Crusader Shield
801508
The Crusader Shield is a 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.
Price: $185.00
Crusader Shield
AH-6708
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.
Price: $171.00
Crusader Steel Battle Shield
S120
This replica medieval shield is constructed of 16 gauge steel and measures 18 inches wide by 24 inches high. Crusader shields are hand-painted and then sprayed with a protective layer of polyurethane to preserve the artwork.
Price: $109.00
Crusaders Shield
AA858
The Crusader shield has a Crusader cross in the middle of the shield and six Fleur De Lis on the outer edge. This beautiful Crusader shield is fabricated in steel and features a variety of bronze-steel embossing and enamel finishes.
Price: $216.00
Crusaders Wooden Shield
AG870
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.
Price: $323.00
Fluted Buckler - 12 Inch
AB0123
The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 12 Inch diameter.
Price: $45.00
Fluted Buckler - 15 Inch
AB0124
The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 15 Inch diameter.
Price: $65.00
Fluted Buckler - 9 Inch
AB0122
The buckler was one of the longest lived of all arms. It was used from the 12th century all the way to the 18th century. Its small size allowed it to be both maneuverable and mobile and manufactured from 14 gauge steel. 9 Inch diameter.
Price: $39.00
Germanic Eagle Medieval Shield
NP-M-S-4004
The Germanic Eagle Medieval Shield is emblazoned with the eagle as its main charge, displaying a symbol often linked to the history of Germany. This stainless steel shield is made in the style of a classic medieval heater shield.
Price: $86.50
Heraldic Eagle Heater Shield
AH-3890E
Even in the medieval age, eagles were thought to be kings of the air. This Heraldic Eagle Heater Shield is emblazoned with the eagle as its main charge, which serves not only as a kingly defense, but also as a great heraldic style.
Price: $123.00
Heraldic Lion Buckler Shield
NP-M-S-3084-1
Bucklers are small shields that often accompanied a swordsman as an aid in defense. Buckler shields could be made in various shapes, including round ones like this Heraldic Lion Buckler Shield, made of quality stainless steel.
Price: $109.90
Hospitaliers Knights Wooden Shield
AG877
This ornate, full sized shield bears the Hospitaliers cross on the front. Crafted in Toledo, Spain, the shield is made of wood. The Hospitaliers shield is highly decorative on the front making this piece great for home decor.
Price: $323.00
Hospitaller Steel Battle Shield
S119
This replica medieval shield is constructed of 16 gauge steel that measures 18 inches wide by 24 inches high. The Hospitaller shields are hand-painted and then sprayed with a protective layer of polyurethane to preserve the artwork.
Price: $99.00
Jerusalem Wooden Shield
AG875
This ornate, full sized shield by Art Gladius bears the Jerusalem cross. Crafted in Toledo, Spain, the shield is made of wood. The Jerusalem shield is highly decorative on the front making this piece great for home decor.
Price: $323.00
Knights of Templar Shield
ZS-926719
Carried by the Knights Templar, this shield measures 24 inches high by 17.5 inches wide. The Knights of Templar Shield is made of 20 gauge stainless steel with brass trim, is antique crackle finished, and bears a symbolic red cross.
Price: $69.00
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