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PostHeaderIcon Shields

Trough the centuries the shield was the main defending armament for generations of warriors. This is why there where so many types of shields in use. The shape and dimensions where always strongly connected with the role of the particular shield type. This is shown on the examples below. We can prepare fully finished (even painted) shield for you, but you also can order wooden frame, a base for your self-finished shield. Usually prices in examples below are for finished but not painted shield.

PostHeaderIcon SH11. Renntartsch - jousting shield for Rennen

A replica of shield preserved in British Museum. Original was done in about 1480, probably for future Emperor Maximilian I. This jousting shield has complicated, bend and curved shape with three vertical ridges in front and cut for lance.

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PostHeaderIcon SH12. Triangular shield

A classic mediaeval shield. It was developed from bigger 'kite' shape shields (see SH10) as it's smaller version. That took place in 12-13th centuries when mediaeval warrior's body armour went stronger and there were no longer a need for use former large and inconvienient forms of protection. That shield quick became the best recognized type of mediaeval shield, mainly because it's usage in heraldy (this shape of shield was still used in heraldic notation long after introducing new types of shield into battle fields).

Price: wooden frame up to 60x50cm, 12mm thick, made of pine plywood - 30EUR


PostHeaderIcon SH13. Simple big pavise

Simple and cheap version of big pavise for footsoldier, made of plywood.

Note: painting is not included in price.

Sizes: up to 120x52cm

Price: 150EUR


PostHeaderIcon SH14. Shield for mounted, 14th c.

A replica based of 14th century shield for mounted knight. Triangular shape with cutout for lance is interpretation of contemporary tombstones and iconographt. Two last pictures below show tombstones of Otto von Orlamuende (died c. 1340, Himmelkron, Germany) and Walter von Bopfingen (died c. 1359, Bopfingen, Wuertembergia).

Size: about 84,5 x 64cm, 2-6cm thick

Price: 150EUR for wooden frame

SH14SH14SH14Otto von Orlamuende, c. 1340Walter von Bopfingen, c. 1359