Scottish Shields, Celtic Shields and Scottish Targe
The Scots and the Celts were both no strangers to war and battle. Nor were they picky when it came to arming themselves. But when it came to shields, two types were prevalent among these warriors. And when it came to shields, both Scottish and Celtic shields tended towards a rounded shape that was easy to use and swift to bring about in battle, allowing for good protection at a moments notice. Celtic shields were traditionally wood, sometimes with a metal layer on the face for added protection or decoration. They would be small or large, depending on the need. At Dark Knight Armoury, ours tend towards smaller, allowing a Celt warrior to move and fight with ease. Still, our Celtic shields feature the stunning appeal of the traditional Celtic design. On the other end of the spectrum, we offer Scottish shields as well, ones that were known as targes. Targes were small shields like bucklers, made from wood and often set with a long spike to make the shield as offensive as it was defensive. Like our Celtic shields, our Scottish targes are also feature rich designs in embossed leather and gold studs, making each one a stunning collectible and work of art. If you need a shield to reenact and battle with, you have come to the right place. And if you need a Scottish or Celtic shield to display, Dark Knight Armoury is also a great place to be.