Medieval Shields

Shields have long been an iconic part of the medieval style. Not only are shields an ideal defense in battle that allows a warrior to deflect and block attacks, but they have also long been featured as decorations in the greatest of halls and castles. And that is precisely why Dark Knight Armoury carries a full range of impressive and effective medieval shields. And at Dark Knight Armoury, our shields are good for precisely what you would expect them to be, and that is keeping you safe and looking totally awesome, both when carried and when displayed. Just like the shields from history, our medieval shields are a diverse lot, coming in a variety of different sizes, ranging from round to elliptical to rectangular shields, and more. Our shields also feature a variety of designs and colors. Some mimic the look and feel of traditional medieval shields while others are designed to depict the symbols and seals of different medieval groups. Some even go so far as to depict the exact tinctures that knights used on their shields when jousting or going into battle! The end result is that our decorative shields feature some awesome designs that work wonders when displayed in dens, offices, or even bedrooms, while our functional shields will give any warrior the heraldry that they desire. And like their historic cousins, our medieval shields are also typically made from either wood or metal, either of which offers certain advantages. Metal shields, particularly the ones made from 16 gauge steel, are great for SCA reenactments, and are quite sturdy, being nearly impossible to split, shatter, or destroy. Wooden shields, by comparison, are usually lighter and do not rust. Of course, we do not just offer only medieval shields, but we also offer shields from other eras and cultures, including Viking shields, Roman shields, Greek shields, Templar shields, crusader shields, and so much more! So if you are looking for a good, solid defense to carry into battle, or if perhaps you want something new and exciting to hang on your wall, then a good medieval shield from Dark Knight Armoury might just be exactly what you need.
Battle Ready Shields, Re-enactment Shields, Functional Shields, and SCA Battle Ready Shields
Fighting in historic groups can sometimes be fierce, and for those reasons, some have stricter standards as far as equipment goes. The Society for Creative Anachronism, shortened as the SCA, is one such group, and for those discerning warriors, we offer a number of SCA and battle ready reenactment shields to cater to your needs.
Decorative Shields
A shield was used for more than just blocking attacks and bashing your opponents with a well-timed strike. Some featured rich designs that made them perfect as displays in the highest of the great, lordly halls. And in this section of Dark Knight Armoury, you will find a number of brilliant decorative shields that are perfect for decorating your halls.
Foam Shields, Foam LARP Shields, and Shred Resistant Shields
At Dark Knight Armoury, shop our high quality foam shields ideal for LARP battle and cosplay use. Shred resistant and beautifully styled to resemble authentic medieval and fantasy shields, these sturdy foam defenses are a must-have for any warrior, whether you prefer Viking shields, medieval heraldry shields, or blood spattered orc shields.
Functional Medieval Shields
It has sometimes been said that the best defense is a good offense. This may be true, but nothing defends quite like a good shield, and that is why Dark Knight Armoury carries a huge assortment of different functional medieval shields, ensuring that a warrior can not only have a good offense, but also a solid defense in the form of a great shield.
Synthetic Shields,  Training Shields, and Polypropylene Sparring Shields
For tough sparring that goes beyond foam weapons but not to the level of real steel, choose something from our synthetic shields section at Dark Knight Armoury. Made of sturdy materials like polypropylene, these synthetic shields are perfect for both training and costume use. Check out medieval sparring bucklers, round polypropylene shields, and other replica defense here.
Wooden Shields, Medieval Wooden Shield, and Wooden Practice Shields
For a truly authentic experience, there is no better way to arm yourself than to carry along a wooden shield, delivered to you by Dark Knight Armoury. These shields have advantages that steel shields do not offer, while still featuring all the detail you desire, as well as all the protection that you would expect out of a fully functional medieval shield.

"Got here very fast and my son absolutely LOVES it (DK4000). It's constructed beautifully and he'll be able to wear it for a long time. He's a small six year old and wears the buckles fully closed, so this can be part of his Ren Faire costume for years. Thanks!"

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