Crusader Shields and Knights Shields

When it came to defense in battle, many crusaders turned to the shield to help keep them safe from their enemies attacks. And here at Dark Knight Armoury, we carry a number of recreations from that era, ensuring that when you want to look and feel very much like the warriors of old, you can arm yourself with a crusade shield that one would have gladly carried into combat! In terms of defense, shields are advantageous for many reasons. Of particular note was their versatility, as a shield allowed a crusader to bring defense wherever it was needed, allowing them to favor weaker areas and fill in gaps in their defense, while also using the shield as a wall to push and bash with, opening up more chances to attack and counter their enemy. Another reason the shield was so popular had to be the environment. Crusaders ventured into new climes, sometimes into deserts and arid regions, and too much armor could be the death of a warrior if the heat was too much. The shield allowed a bit of lighter armor, without sacrificing additional defense. They were also sometimes identifying marks for a warrior to bear, possessing unique designs, either distinctive to that warrior or to the order they served in. The shields offered here do not break from that tradition, and many are emblazoned with crosses, heraldries, and knightly emblems, to better make them look and feel like artifacts from the Crusades era! Many of the mare also fully functional, too, which means if you want to do battle, you could not ask for a better defense than one of Dark Knight Armouries crusade shields. And when you are done battling, sparring, and fighting, they are great for carrying and displaying, too.


 

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Domed Steel Shield

Domed Steel Shield

Item # 800176

The small domed steel shield remained popular from the 13th to the 17th century. Many soldiers preferred this to the full-size shield to be able to move more quickly. Made of 18 gauge steel with leather straps on the backside for grips.

Price:  $90.00 

Crusader Steel Battle Shield

Crusader Steel Battle Shield

Item # S120

This replica medieval shield is constructed of 16 gauge steel and measures 18 inches wide x 24 inches high. Crusader shields are hand-painted by our artists and then sprayed with a protective layer of polyurethane to preserve the artwork.

Price:  $109.00 

Wooden Red Cross Kite Shield

Wooden Red Cross Kite Shield

Item # WS-71

This great wooden Kite Shield is reminiscent of those used in The Crusades. The wooden shield features a red cross on a white background. The Wooden Red Cross Kite Shield has been completely hand crafted and hand painted.

Price:  $100.00 

Hospitaller Steel Battle Shield

Hospitaller Steel Battle Shield

Item # S119

This replica medieval shield is constructed of 16 gauge steel that measures 18 inches wide x 24 inches high. The Hospitaller shields are hand-painted by our artists and then sprayed with a protective layer of polyurethane to preserve the artwork.

Price:  $99.00 

Templar Steel Battle Shield

Templar Steel Battle Shield

Item # S144

The Templar 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.

Price:  $109.00 

Teutonic Knights Steel Battle Shield

Teutonic Knights Steel Battle Shield

Item # S127

The Teutonic Knights 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.

Price:  $119.00 

Crusaders Shield

Crusaders Shield

Item # AA858

The Crusader shield has a Crusader cross in the middle of the shield and six Fleur De Lis on the outter edge. This beautifully decorated Crusader shield is fabricated in steel and features a variety of bronzed-steel embossing and baked-enamel finishes.

Price:  $216.00 

Crusaders Wooden Shield

Crusaders Wooden Shield

Item # AG870

This ornate, full sized shield by Art Gladius bears the Crusaders cross. Crafted in Toledo, Spain, the shield is made of wood. The Crusaders shield is highly decorative on the front making this piece great for home decor.

Price:  $323.00 

Wooden Templar Shield

Wooden Templar Shield

Item # 801570

This high quality shield is made of curved wood and is heavily padded with a durable canvas. The black and white shield has adjustable arm straps and padded arm guard on the back.

Price:  $145.00 

White Cross Steel Battle Shield

White Cross Steel Battle Shield

Item # S124

This replica medieval shield measures 18 inches wide x 24 inches high and it has a curved shape. White Cross shields are hand-painted by our artists and then sprayed with a protective layer of polyurethane to preserve the artwork.

Price:  $123.00 

Hospitaliers Knights Wooden Shield

Hospitaliers Knights Wooden Shield

Item # AG877

This ornate, full sized shield by Art Gladius 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.

Price:  $323.00 

Jerusalem Wooden Shield

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.

Price:  $323.00 

Wooden Knights Cross Shield

Wooden Knights Cross Shield

Item # WS-40

Here is a beautiful wooden shield featuring a knight's cross painted over an airbrushed sunburst background. The Wooden Knights Cross Shield has been completely hand crafted and hand painted.

Price:  $80.00 

Wooden Knights Cross Shield

Wooden Knights Cross Shield

Item # WS-34

Our hand painted wooden shield features a classic medieval Cross design. The golden yellow cross has been hand painted over an airbrushed brown and black background. Stainless steel studs line the border and dual leather straps.

Price:  $145.00 

Crusader Shield

Crusader Shield

Item # AH-6708

A knight's face couldn't always be seen in battle, so sometimes they were identified first by their heraldries. This Crusader Shield possesses a relatively simple heraldry, depicting a red cross charge emblazoned on a bright yellow field.

Price:  $161.00 

Wooden Crusader Lion Shield

Wooden Crusader Lion Shield

Item # AH-3890

In the medieval days, it was a common enough sight to see a knight's heraldry emblazoned on his shield. This Wooden Crusader Lion Shield features a black and red rampant lion as the shield's main charge, set against a faded brown field.

Price:  $106.00 

Yellow and Red Wolf Heater Shield

Yellow and Red Wolf Heater Shield

Item # AH-3894N

Surprisingly, the wolf, while not commonly seen in heraldries, was often seen on warriors. This Yellow and Red Wolf Heater Shield lets a warrior wear the wolf as heraldry when they head into battle, while also trusting this predator to protect them.

Price:  $112.50 

Heraldic Eagle Heater Shield

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 showing of true heraldic style.

Price:  $122.40 

Red and White Leonine Heater Shield

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, both on foot and mounted, to use.

Price:  $135.00 

Shield of the Catholic King

Shield of the Catholic King

Item # AA855

Religion and faith were powerful parts of the Middle Ages, and even emperors and their empires could not escape the grasp of the Church. This Shield of the Catholic King is a heraldic defender fit for an emperor who fights for both faith and fealty.

Price:  $216.00 

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