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.
Charge boldly into battle and bring history to life at the next SCA event. Make good use of the Griffin Vertical Split Steel Battle Shield while so doing. Crafted from 16-gauge steel, this reenactment shield aids your defense.
Courage, leadership, and strength are characteristics represented by the mythical beast that graces the Griffon on Green Steel Battle Shield. Crafted from 16-gauge steel, this medieval shield withstands the rigors of SCA combat.
An extraordinary piece of home decor, the Hammered Round Shield is designed in the fashion of a medieval targe. This shield features a pattern of dimples, giving it the appearance of being hammered into its rounded shape.
The Harlequin steel battle shield measures 18 inches across and 24 inches high. This SCA shield is constructed of 16 gauge steel and has a curved shape which represents a classic heater medieval style shield.
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.
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.
This impressive Holy Roman Empire Cross Shield features solid stainless steel construction with incredible detail. The face of the shield features a bronze-colored cross and there are little gold veins that provide an aged look.
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.
Heed the call to battle, and that of the divine, while displaying the Joan of Arc Steel Battle Shield. Constructed from strong, durable 16-gauge steel, this historical reenactment shield raises your defense during the next SCA event.
The King Arthur Round Table Shield by Marto is an ornamental triangular shield, known as a kite shield, made from steel and embellished with gold. With its design, this shield makes for a great piece of medieval decor.
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.
The Knights shield is available in a wall display version with a chain from which to hang it or a hand held, battle-ready version with heavy duty, 1.5-inch leather straps on the back. Order the Knights shield version you desire.
Not only was Joseph willing to help look for something appropriate for this project, when asked, he actually went and got each piece we were looking at so that he could measure them and give me the dimensions. I used up an extraordinary amount of his time. He was knowledgeable, patient and pleasa...