Viking Shields and Norman Shields from Dark Knight Armoury

The use of Viking shields went far beyond a mere means to parry blows from an opponent. The Viking shield was typically round, being a successor to earlier Germanic shields with a diameter of around 80–90 cm or more. The Viking shield was made of planks of woods such as fir, pine, willow or linden. It usually contained a hole at the center that supported a hand grip at that point, covered by a metal boss. The Gokstad ship has places for shields to be hung on its railing, and the Gokstad shields have holes along the rim for fastening some sort of non-metallic rim protection. Towards the end of the Viking age, the Norman kite shield came into fashion.


 

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Round Wooden Viking Shield

Round Wooden Viking Shield

Item # 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 

Round LARP Viking Shield

Round LARP Viking Shield

Item # MCI-2817

Our Round LARP Viking Shield is made from extremely durable foam that does not shred and sealed with a strong coating of latex. This shield is unique in that it is actually domed, this is not a flat shield.

Price:  $161.00
On Sale For: $144.90 

Wooden Blue Spiral Viking Shield

Wooden Blue Spiral Viking Shield

Item # 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 Viking Cross Shield

Wooden Viking Cross Shield

Item # WS-82

This Viking styled shield features a classic Cross design. The Wooden Viking Cross Shield is made out of a .5 inch thick smooth composite wood, which is considerably stronger and more durable than plywood.

Price:  $140.00 

Round Viking Dragon Shield with Boss

Round Viking Dragon Shield with Boss

Item # WS-110

This original shield was inspired by the shields historically used by the Viking people. The Round Viking Dragon Shield with Boss is a simple yet appealing shield that would look just as great hung on a wall as it would in a warrior's capable hands.

Price:  $175.00 

Wooden Viking Chaos Cross Shield

Wooden Viking Chaos Cross Shield

Item # WS-81

This Viking styled shield features a Chaos Cross design. The Wooden Viking Chaos Cross Shield is made out of a .5 inch thick smooth composite wood, which is considerably stronger and more durable than plywood.

Price:  $145.00 

Wooden Viking Berserker Shield (Four Arrows)

Wooden Viking Berserker Shield (Four Arrows)

Item # WS-106

As a classical interpretation of a Viking shield, the Wooden Viking Berserker Shield (Four Arrows) is the perfect shield to equip a Viking or a Norse warrior with'and even better: this amazing shield will perform well on the field of battle, and off.

Price:  $195.00 

Wooden Viking Sun Shield

Wooden Viking Sun Shield

Item # WS-21

This wooden Viking shield is a large Viking inspired circle shield with a unique sun pattern. This Viking shield is made of a smooth composite wood which is considerably stronger than plywood. The Viking Shield measures almost 25 inches in diameter.

Price:  $140.00 

Wooden Viking Berserker Shield (Chaos Arrows)

Wooden Viking Berserker Shield (Chaos Arrows)

Item # WS-105

This stunning wooden shield has a design that is 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 

Round Viking Dragon Wooden Shield

Round Viking Dragon Wooden Shield

Item # WS-111

This original shield was inspired by the shields historically used by the Viking people. The Round Viking Dragon Wooden Shield is a simple yet appealing shield that would look just as great hung on a wall as it would in a warrior's capable hands.

Price:  $165.00 

Norman Shield

Norman Shield

Item # AH-6709

The Normans were noted for being the first major users of the classic kite shield, and this shield replicates a classic design, as well as a fearsome looking heraldry. All in all, it might be a Norman Shield, but any warrior could use this defense.

Price:  $171.00 

Wooden Viking Dragon Shield with Boss

Wooden Viking Dragon Shield with Boss

Item # WS-109

This original shield was inspired by the shields historically used by the Viking people. The Wooden Viking Dragon Shield with Boss is a simple yet appealing shield that would look just as great hung on a wall as it would in a Viking's capable hands.

Price:  $190.00 

Wooden Viking Dragon Shield

Wooden Viking Dragon Shield

Item # AH-3993W

Kite shields might have become common in later eras, but round shields never truly lost their usefulness. This Wooden Viking Dragon Shield is a decorative piece featuring Viking designs that is modeled after a typical rounded Viking shield.

Price:  $180.00 

Viking Kite Shield

Viking Kite Shield

Item # AH-3967

As ferocious as they were, even the Vikings understood that having a shield could mean the difference between life and death in a battle. Thus, many would carry this Viking Kite Shield into battle, assured that this large shield would protect them.

Price:  $108.00 

Wooden Viking Kite Shield

Wooden Viking Kite Shield

Item # AH-3967W

As ferocious as they were, even the Vikings understood that having a shield could mean the difference between life and death in a battle. Thus, many would carry this Wooden Viking Kite Shield into battle, assured that this shield would protect them.

Price:  $148.50 

Wooden Knotted Fox Shield

Wooden Knotted Fox Shield

Item # AH-3969W

This classic kite shield is just the defense that a warrior would want to carry into battle. Even better, this Wooden Knotted Fox Shield is more than just a solid defense, as its face features a simple yet impressive design that's quite eye-catching.

Price:  $148.50 

Viking Ship Shield

Viking Ship Shield

Item # AH-3970

This simple 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:  $120.00 

Knotted Fox Shield

Knotted Fox Shield

Item # AH-3969

This classic kite shield is just the defense that a warrior would want to carry into battle. And even better, this Knotted Fox Shield is more than just a solid defense, as its face features a simple yet impressive design that's quite eye-catching.

Price:  $99.00 

Round Dragon Knot Viking Shield

Round Dragon Knot Viking Shield

Item # AH-4374

Many Norse warriors attempted to emulate the qualities of ferocious beasts, either by berserking in combat or by adopting their images on their person. This Round Dragon Knot Viking Shield is one such attempt to harness the power of the legendary dragon.

Price:  $198.00 

Round Horse Warrior Viking Shield

Round Horse Warrior Viking Shield

Item # 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 and valued by Norsemen and Vikings throughout the years.

Price:  $180.00 

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