Viking Shields, Kite Shield and Nordic Shields

Berserkers are a legendary Viking warrior, but they were by no means the most common. More often than not, the Viking warrior was a battle-hardened warrior who fought not with shear rage but with determination and the desire for glory. Armed with a Viking shield and an axe, a sword, or a spear, they would keep fighting until they won or died. The former is more likely, if they arm themselves with a shield from Dark Knight Armoury! A traditional Viking shield was made from planks of sturdy wood, with a round shape that was reinforced by metallic trim on the edges. At the center was a boss, which protected the main handgrip for the shield. Solid and sturdy, a Viking shield was, and still is an effective form of protection. Those offered here at Dark Knight Armoury are made from equally hardy materials to ensure their strength, making them a great choice to carry into battle, to use for defending your person from attacks. Many are made to SCA standards, so they are solid and strong enough to withstand even the worst of blows. Some are even painted, sporting chaos cross and dragon knot patterns that make them quite the sight to behold, either in your mead hall or in your hand as you make your way onto the field of battle!
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
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
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
Round Dragon Knot Viking Shield
AH-4374
Many Norse warriors attempted to emulate the qualities of ferocious beasts, either by berserking or by adopting their images. This Round Dragon Knot Viking Shield is one such attempt to harness the power of the legendary dragon.
Price: $178.00
Round Horse Warrior Viking Shield
AH-4370
Norse culture gave rise to some of the greatest warriors of an age, and this Round Horse Warrior Viking Shield shows a bit of the nuance to their culture, depicting an animal that was revered by Norsemen and Vikings through the years.
Price: $187.00
Round Viking Dragon Shield with Boss
WS-110
This original shield was inspired by the shields used by the Viking peoples. The Round Viking Dragon Shield with Boss is a simple yet appealing shield that would look as great hung on a wall as it would in a warriors capable hands.
Price: $175.00
Round Viking Dragon Wooden Shield
WS-111
This original shield was inspired by the shields used by the Viking people. The Round Viking Dragon Wooden Shield is a simple yet appealing shield that would look as great hung on a wall as it would in a warriors capable hands.
Price: $165.00
Round Wooden Viking Shield
801108
Our Round Viking Shield is made from solid wood which has been prestained a dark brown. The center features a steel boss with decorative steel strips as well as a complete steel rim which helps protect the edge of the shield.
Price: $175.00
Steel Boss - 6 Inch
AB0128
This shield boss is made of spun 14 gauge steel and is polished to remove the spinning marks. This steel boss is ideal for making your own shield. This steel shield boss has 6 holes for mounting and weighs 9.6 ounces. 6 Inch diameter.
Price: $12.50
Steel Boss - 7.5 Inch
AB0129
This shield boss is made of spun 14 gauge steel and is polished to remove the spinning marks. This steel boss is ideal for making your own shield. This steel shield boss has 6 holes for mounting and weighs 1 pound. 7.5 Inch diameter.
Price: $19.00
Steel Boss - 7.5 Inch
AB0130
Ideal for the re-enactor crafting his own shield, our 14 gauge steel bosses are spun and then polished to remove the spinning marks before being pre-drilled for attachment to the shield. This version has a semi-conical cup.
Price: $21.00
Viking Kite Shield
AH-3967
As ferocious as they were, even the Vikings understood that having a shield could mean the difference between life and death. Thus, many would carry this Viking Kite Shield into battle, assured that this shield would protect them.
Price: $108.00
Viking Ship Shield
AH-3970
This kite shield is decorated with a classic Viking longship, which is where the shield derives its name. The Viking Ship Shield would make a great defense for any warrior in battle, while its design makes it a great display as well.
Price: $108.00
Wooden Blue Spiral Viking Shield
WS-7
The Wooden Blue Spiral Viking Shield is a large Viking inspired circle shield with a classic spiral design. The Viking shield is made of a smooth composite wood which is considerably stronger than plywood.
Price: $130.00
Wooden Knotted Fox Shield
AH-3969W
This classic kite shield is just the defense that a warrior would want to carry. Even better, this Wooden Knotted Fox Shield is more than just a defense, as its face features an impressive design that is quite eye-catching.
Price: $179.00
Wooden Viking Berserker Shield (Chaos Arrows)
WS-105
This wooden shield has a design inspired by the Viking and Norse shields of old. The Wooden Viking Berserker Shield (Chaos Arrows) is hand-crafted from quality materials, making the shield not just striking but also fully functional.
Price: $195.00
Wooden Viking Berserker Shield (Four Arrows)
WS-106
As a classical interpretation of a Viking shield, the Wooden Viking Berserker Shield (Four Arrows) is the perfect way to equip a Viking or Norse warrior. Even better, this amazing shield looks great on and off the field of battle.
Price: $195.00
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