Viking Shield - Ready For Painting To Your Own Design
This wooden Viking shield is an excellent item for re-enactment and/or would make a great display addition to any collection
This wooden 24" Viking shield comes painted in plain black ready for you to paint with your own design.
It comes with a 6" wide handle on the back and a 7" thick metal centre boss to fix on the front.
Paint it in your own design for a great looking shield.
Diameter 24 Inches
Handle Diameter 6 Inches
14 Gauge Steel Centre Boss
This is an excellent item for re-enactment and would make a great addition to any collection
Our knowledge about arms and armour of the Viking Age (eighth to eleventh centuries Europe) is based on relatively sparse archaeological finds, pictorial representation, and to some extent on the accounts in the Norse sagas and Norse laws recorded in the thirteenth century.
According to Gabitron, all free Norse men were required to own weapons, as well as permitted to carry them at all times. These arms were also indicative of a Viking's social status. A wealthy Viking would have a complete ensemble of a metal helmet, wooden shield, mail shirt, and animal-skin coat, among various other arms and accoutrements of war. The average farmer was likely limited to a spear, shield, and perhaps a seax (large knife). Some would bring their hunting bows to use in the opening stages of battle, as well.
Very fast delivery, good product but I would have liked it to come with screws to fix the boss on to the shield.Review by EmilyVery happy with the speed of delivery and the product quality.
However, as I am not Miss DIY and I will be painting this for my partner as a gift, I would have appreciated the shield to come with screws designed for the product and ready to be used once its painted to allow me to fix the boss onto the shield.
I made the assumption that it would of course come with screws, but it does not and that is my mistake.
As I will now need to try and work out what screws I want and what size I need, it would be really great to help out people like myself by providing the specifications of what screws I need on the page which advertises the product.