Wood 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. As far as wooden shields are concerned, one of their greatest advantages is that wooden shields are generally much lighter than steel shields, which is a real blessing when it comes to carrying around a shield all day. These wood shields are also quite strong, so you have still got every bit as good a defense as you would have had with a steel shield. They are fantastic to carry around as a part of your perfect costume, as well as great for use in sparring contests and training matches. Wood shields also will not rust like metal shields will, nor do they require the same level of care that a metal shield might, giving them a much longer shelf life. they are offered in a variety of shapes and sizes, echoing the looks of classic medieval shields like round shields, kite shields, and heater shields, as well as more classic designs like Greek shields, Roman shields, Celtic targes, fencing bucklers, and more. And add in that many also feature stunning designs, like heraldries and classic symbols, which are painted and sealed onto the surface of the wood, and you have a series of medieval collectables that will not only keep you safe in a fight but will also look great hanging on your wall! Dark Knight Armoury has wooden Templar shields, wooden knight shields, wooden Greek shields, wooden kite shields, and shields bearing the heraldries of kings like Richard the Lionheart and more. It is quite the selection, and it is all waiting, right here, for you to browse and enjoy.

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Fleur Cross Medieval Round Shield

Item # 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.

Helm of Awe Viking Shield

Item # HW-700566
Until he fell in battle to the hero Sigurd, the dragon Fafnir used a symbol called the Helm of Awe for protection. Because of this tale, Viking warriors often painted this symbol on their shields, as the Helm of Awe Viking Shield displays.

Heraldic Eagle Heater Shield

Item # 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.

Hospitaliers Knights Wooden Shield

Item # 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.

Jerusalem Wooden Shield

Item # 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.

Linen Covered Roman Wooden Shield

Item # 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.

Miniature Scottish Targe

Item # AH-4000
For those history buffs and cultural enthusiasts who want to celebrate some Scottish Highland style but have limited space, this Miniature Scottish Targe is a gift from above, one that recreates the Highland shield in miniature.

Plain Wooden Battle Shield

Item # 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 reenactors to improve their defenses.

Red and White Leonine Heater Shield

Item # 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.

Republican Scutum

Item # 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.

Richard the Lionheart Wooden Shield

Item # AG872
This ornate, full sized shield by Art Gladius bears the seal of King Richard the Lionhearted of England, mounted over the red cross of St. George. The Richard the Lionheart shield is decorative on the front making it great for decor.

Round Crimson Sun Wooden Shield

Item # WS-107
Inspired by the Viking and Norse shields of old, the Round Viking Crimson Sun Wooden Shield is a classically shaped shield that features an original design. Not only is this unique shield decorative, it is also totally functional.