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 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 metal 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 some of them are functional shields while others are decorative shields. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and materials, ranging from small Scottish targes to large Roman scutum. 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 metal 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.
The Charles V Holy Roman Empire Shield by Marto of Toledo Spain is an ornamental triangular shield, known as a kite shield, made from steel and embellished with gold. This medieval shield makes for a great home decor.
The Charles V Shield is a great decorative shield to add to your medieval themed home or office. This shield is made of steel and features a white background with a red cross. The Charles V Shield features the seal of Charles V of Spain.
A leather shield would be of value to a barbarian, being light-weight and easy to use. While these describe the shield that Conan used, they leave out the detail found on our Conan the Barbarian Leather Round Shield by Marto.
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.
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.
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.
Reclaim the lands for the sake of your kingdom with the Double Eagle Steel Battle Shield lending its power. Constructed from strong, durable 16-gauge steel, this historical reenactment shield raises your defense on the SCA battlefield.
Dragon round steel battle shield is constructed of extra heavy duty 16 gauge roll formed steel. The Dragon round steel battle shield size is 22 inches in diameter with a heavy rolled edge, making it perfect for combat.
Dragon shields are hand-painted and then sprayed with a protective layer of polyurethane to preserve the artwork. The Dragon shield is available in either a wall display version or a hand held battle ready version.
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.
Featuring a reproduction of an early English royal coat of arms, the English 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.
Flaming eye round steel battle shield is constructed of heavy duty 16 gauge roll formed steel. The shield is 22 inches in diameter with a rolled edge. This steel shield has a curved shape and has the classic style of the buckler.