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As armor and weapons were expensive to make during the Viking Age, warriors were not uniformly alike in what they entered the battlefield with. However, among the most accessible means of defense was the shield and thus, nearly every Viking soldier was known to carry one. With a diameter ranging from 60-90 cm., this round piece was constructed from wood and had a metal boss to guard the hand. To prevent the shield from splitting, a rimmed leather coating was put in place and sometimes leather covered the entire surface. While simple in nature, these defense weapons protected most of the body and proved to be quite effective, deflecting attacks and pushing enemies away. Indeed the shield was a defining component of a Viking warrior and now Armor Venue is pleased to offer our line of Viking Shields to ensure you too are battle ready.
Whether you are looking for the perfect piece to complete your Viking ensemble, attending a re-enactment, or desiring something to showcase in your home or office, our line of Viking shields will get the job done. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-315-0377.