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. The shield is an iconic and important part of not just the medieval era, but many others as well! And do not let the name fool you, as this section contains more than just classic medieval shields. In fact, you will find shields from many eras here, and all of them are fully functional, ensuring that if you want to carry them into battle, you can do so with confidence. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and materials, ranging from small Scottish targes to large Roman scutum. Some of our shields are made from wood, some are made from metal, and some are composites that feature a variety of materials, all designed to ensure the sturdiest and strongest build possible! We have knightly shields, kite shields, and heater shields for the intrepid medieval warrior, as well as round shields for the Vikings and Greek warriors who might want something a bit more traditional for the older eras. Some are painted and feature stunning designs, while others are blank, allowing for you to make your own heraldry! There is no better place to stay safe from harm than behind a wall. When you march into battle carrying one of Dark Knight Armourys fine functional medieval shields, you are carrying just that - a portable, light-weight wall that will give you a great defense that you can bring to bear right when you need it.
300 Rise of an Empire Grecian Shield
881023
Every Greek warrior, from generals and champions to traditional foot soldiers, carried a shield. In the sequel to 300, every Greek warrior carries this 300 Rise of an Empire Grecian Shield, which reflects the style of the old aspis.
Price: $275.00
On Sale For: $150.00
300 Spartan Shield Licensed Replica
881004
This massive shield is made of steel and richly plated with antiques brass. It is fully lined on the inside and features leather hand holds. It includes a certificate of Authenticity featuring the stunning work of Frank Miller.
Price: $395.00
Archers Buckler Shield
AH-3991
The buckler was designed to be a companion that a warrior would use in melee combat. Thus, this Archers Buckler Shield is the perfect shield for an archer, who would only use their shield when they entered into close quarters combat.
Price: $65.00
Blank Heater Shield
AH-6758
There are so many possibilities when it comes to this Blank Heater Shield. You can leave it as-is, of course, and carry it into battle without any problems, or you can take it as a canvas, one that allows you to create your own design!
Price: $99.00
Blank Kite Shield
AH-6757
Every warrior of note had his or her own heraldries to display on their shield, and this Blank Kite Shield gives you the chance to do just that! Of course, it is also ready to go as-is, assuming you would rather just leave it be.
Price: $121.00
Blank Linen Covered Wooden Shield
AH-6756
If you are looking for an unadorned shield to carry into battle, then you have found just what you need in this Blank Linen Covered Wooden Shield. Of course, this is also the shield to consider if you want to paint your own shield!
Price: $135.00
Blank Roman Scutum Shield
AH-3853NP
Among the Roman fighting forces, no shield was as preferred as the traditional scutum, and for good reason. It offered superior defensive capabilities. With this Blank Roman Scutum Shield, you can take the time to create your very own.
Price: $171.00
Blank Round Shield
AH-6768R
For many warriors, their shield was a personal work, emblazoned with their house seal, family crest, or personal crest. This Blank Round Shield allows you to create your own shield, to show off whatever design you wish to carry.
Price: $135.00
Brass Riveted Buckler
AH-4353
The buckler is one of the smallest shields favored by warriors in the medieval and renaissance era, but size hardly makes it less effective. With its construction, this Brass Riveted Buckler stands alone as a defensive implement.
Price: $69.00
Brass Riveted Scottish Targe
AH-3995
Based on the design of the targe, this Brass Riveted Scottish Targe recreates the look of this traditional Highland shield, while also featuring a distinctive and iconic design that makes it quite the impressive sight to see, too.
Price: $156.00
Brass Square Roman Shield Boss
AH-6753
A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Brass Square Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own shields.
Price: $68.00
Brass Studded Scottish Targe
AH-3999
The preferred shield of the Highland warrior was the targe. Slightly smaller than the medieval round shield, this Brass Studded Scottish Targe is a reproduction of the Scottish shield, in all its impressive detail and adorned glory.
Price: $195.00
Cimmerian Shield
884019
Straight from the world of Conan comes this Cimmerian Shield. Tough and resilient, just like the barbarian, this shield means business, featuring a solid construction that makes this shield as impressive as it is functional.
Price: $160.00
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
Dark Finished Wooden Battle Shield
S147
Defend yourself from the blows of your enemy with the Dark Finished Wooden Battle Shield. Great for LARPers and reenactors, this hardwood shield features a traditional kite shape, lightweight design, and a stylish darkened finish.
Price: $188.00
Decorative Square Roman Shield Boss
AH-6750
A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Decorative Square Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own shields.
Price: $99.00
Dura Europos 3rd Century Legionary Scutum
AH-6718L
So named because the original shield was found in the same-named ruins, the Dura Europos 3rd Century Legionary Scutum is a recreation of a legionary shield that was originally found at the Roman outpost of Dura Europos, in Syria.
Price: $333.00
Embossed Brass Roman Shield Boss
AH-6755
A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Embossed Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.
Price: $113.00
Fleur Cross Medieval Round Shield
AH-3980A
For a medieval soldier, a good shield was the difference between life and death. This Fleur Cross Medieval Round Shield brings to life the wheel-shape of the shield, with touches of detail that make it a defense for any warrior.
Price: $108.00
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
General Themistokles Shield
881018
A good general attempts to plan for every contingency, every possibility. In line with that, a general must plan for both defense and offense. As a leader, you can provide your own defense with this General Themistokles Shield.
Price: $275.00
On Sale For: $175.00
Greek Aspis Shield
AH-3721
Every Greek warrior traditionally carried a shield into battle. It was standard equipment and it factored into their battle tactics heavily. There is no better example of a classic, early Greek shield then this Greek Aspis Shield.
Price: $201.00
Greek Gold Lambda Steel Shield
WS-112
This Greek Gold Lambda Steel Shield will make you feel like a Spartan out of history when you carry it. Inspired by Greek history and Spartan design, this simple yet effective shield is among the best defenses against an enemy.
Price: $356.00
Greek Laconia Shield
AH-6139-TH007
Emblazoned with the Greek symbol lambda, this shield is symbolic of Lacedaemon, better known as Sparta. The Greek Laconia Shield is a wood shield of Greek design, making it a symbol of personal preference to have in your look.
Price: $245.00
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
Historic Shield Boss
MH-MI1262
Add the Historic Shield Boss to round shields for help deflecting blows, or attach it to plain shields for extra detail and interest. This mild steel shield boss is great for custom building your own historic reenactment shield.
Price: $19.00
Italian Buckler
802331
The practiced use of sword and buckler was wide spread throughout Europe by the Renaissance, with both rapier and cut and thrust swords being carried and used on an everyday occurrence, especially by rival Italian families.
Price: $95.00
Knotted Fox Shield
AH-3969
This classic kite shield is just the defense that a warrior would want to carry into battle. Even better, this Knotted Fox Shield is more than just a solid defense, as it features an impressive design that is quite eye-catching.
Price: $99.00
Large Dome Shield Boss - 14 Gauge
AB3997
Ideal for crafting your own wooden shield, this Large Dome Shield Boss - 14 Gauge provides extra room for armored gloves. The steel bosses are spun and then polished to remove spinning marks, then pre drilled for your convenience.
Price: $25.00
Large Dome Shield Boss - 18 Gauge
AB3998
Ideal for crafting your own wooden shield, this Large Dome Shield Boss - 18 Gauge provides extra room for armored gloves. The steel bosses are spun and then polished to remove spinning marks, then pre drilled for your convenience.
Price: $35.00
Leather Covered Buckler - 12 Inch
AB0114
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: $55.00
Leather Covered Buckler - 15 Inch
AB0115
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: $69.00
Leather Covered Buckler - 9 Inch
AB0113
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: $45.00
Linen Covered Roman Wooden Shield
AH-3853L
Every soldier in the Roman army was expected to carry a shield. Like the Spartans before, the Romans tactics utilized shield-wall formations, creating impenetrable barriers made up of these iconic Linen Covered Roman Wooden Shields.
Price: $252.00
Lion of Lannister War Shield
WS-114
When a Lannister takes up arms, they defend themselves with a shield just like this! The Lion of Lannister War Shield is an epic piece inspired by the hit Game of Thrones series and George R. R. Martins Song of Ice and Fire books.
Price: $429.99
On Sale For: $399.00
Medieval Shield Boss
MH-MI1261
Equip your favorite round shield with the Medieval Shield Boss to help deflect the blows of enemies or just to add a little interest to an otherwise plain shield. This round, unadorned shield boss is practical, versatile, and sleek.
Price: $19.00
Norman Shield
AH-6709
The Normans were noted for being the first major users of the kite shield, and this shield replicates a classic design and a fearsome heraldry. All in all, it might be a Norman Shield, but any warrior could use this defense.
Price: $189.00
Plain Buckler - 12 Inch
AB0117
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
Plain Buckler - 14 Inch
AB3994
Get Dressed for Battle has increased the size of the dome on this Plain Buckler - 14 Inch, so it will fit even the largest of armored gloves comfortably. In addition, these new bucklers have a more historical straight handle.
Price: $59.00
Plain Buckler - 15 Inch
AB0118
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: $59.00
Plain Buckler - 18 Inch
AB3996
Get Dressed for Battle has increased the size of the dome on this Plain Buckler - 18 Inch, so it will fit even the largest of armored gloves comfortably. In addition, these new bucklers have a more historical straight handle.
Price: $75.00
Plain Buckler - 9 Inch
AB0116
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: $35.00
Plain Wooden Battle Shield
S146
Invaluable to survivability on the battlefield, shields are a spectacular off hand option for negating the strikes of your enemies. The Plain Wooden Battle Shield is a superb means for LARPers or re-enactors to improve their defenses.
Price: $164.00
Plate Reinforced Buckler
AH-4350
The buckler is one of the smallest shields favored by warriors in the medieval and renaissance era, but size hardly makes it less effective. With its construction, this Plate Reinforced Buckler stands alone as a defensive implement.
Price: $69.00
Plated Buckler - 12 Inch
AB0120
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: $49.00
Plated Buckler - 15 Inch
AB0121
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
Plated Buckler - 9 Inch
AB0119
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
Praetorian Cavalry Wooden Shield
AH-6710
Even a mounted soldier could benefit from a shield, although riding a horse did limit the style of shield available. This Praetorian Cavalry Wooden Shield provides protection, while its shape makes it effective for use on horseback.
Price: $216.00
Red and White Leonine Heater Shield
AH-3894
As armor became more robust, shields gradually got smaller. This Red and White Leonine Heater Shield is of a type that developed from the medieval kite shield in the 13th century, offering a small size for warriors to use.
Price: $135.00
Republican Scutum
AH-3877
This Republican Scutum is a piece of equipment that no self-respecting Roman soldier would ever be without. This shield is large, and features a design reminiscent of Roman soldiers thanks to its red and yellow color scheme.
Price: $270.00
Riveted Steel Buckler
AH-4351
The buckler is one of the smallest shields favored by warriors in the medieval and renaissance era, but size hardly makes it less effective. With its construction, this Riveted Steel Buckler stands alone as a defensive implement.
Price: $69.00
Roman Arena Wooden Shield
AH-3992W
Carrying a shield like this Roman Arena Wooden Shield, the Roman soldiers utilized superior tactics to decimate their enemies, oftentimes forming a near-impenetrable shield-wall, just like the ferocious Spartans that came before them.
Price: $189.00
Roman Brass Shield Boss
AH-6752
A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Roman Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.
Price: $68.00
Roman Cavalier Shield
AH-3998W
There are two types of shields that are associated with Roman legionaries. Of the two, this oval-shaped Roman Cavalier Shield was favored and used by some of Rome's finest warriors when they rode into battle on horseback.
Price: $216.00
Roman Centurion Shield
AH-6711
There are two types of shields that are almost universally associated with Roman legionaries. Of the two, this oval-shaped Roman Centurion Shield was favored and used by most centurions and praetorians during most conflicts and battles.
Price: $207.00
Roman Infantry Scutum
AH-3997W
There are two types of shields that are almost universally associated with Roman legionaries. Of the two, this oval-shaped Roman Infantry Scutum was favored and used by the foot soldiers of Rome during the years of the Roman Empire.
Price: $216.00
Roman Laurel Scutum
AH-6127
The symbol of the Roman laurel combines with the Roman scutum, a symbol of military might, to form an impressive display to show to your enemies. The message delivered by this Roman Laurel Scutum is unmistakably one of victory.
Price: $270.00
Roman Republic Scutum
AH-6128
Perhaps one of the most iconic symbols of the Roman soldier was his shield, and this Roman Republic Scutum is a faithful reproduction of a detailed Roman shield that any soldier might have carried, either into battle or home in parade.
Price: $270.00
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