This shield shape developed from the heater shield at the end of the 12th century, because the improved protection provided by armor and helmets made larger shields unnecessary. The lucky side effect: lower weight and more freedom of movement!
Our unpainted classic shield is made of lightweight, curved wood covered with robust canvas on both sides. Two crossed hand grips made of genuine leather and a leather arm strap are attached to the inner surface. Another long strap allows you to carry the shield on your back, and it has a padded arm rest for extra protection against hard blows. The canvas on the front surface is primed and ready for you to paint it with your own coat of arms. You can be as creative as you like.
This unpainted classic shield measures approx. 73 x 48 cm (lxw) and weighs approx. 2.3 kg.