Kit: Shields

Wounded I am, and weary with fighting;
Gashed by the iron, gored by the point of it,
Sick of battle-work, battered and scarred.

(From the Exeter Book)

This page is currently under construction. It will include: authentic shield styles, materials and construction. Come and discuss shield on the forum!

Handy link: - suggested thickness is a little large, and rivets are to be preferred over bolts, but otherwise this seems a fairly useful guide

Another good source - for a more authentic approach - is the following article by Peter Beatson:

A recent find of a shield in Denmark:

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