Even the greatest knight cannot enter into battle without a powerful shield. An iconic and important part of warfare, a shield provides protection from the blows of an enemy’s arrows, sword, mace or battle axe. It was also used as bludgeoning weapon back in The Middle Ages.
At Global Gear, we offer a wide range of shields in a variety of sizes and styles. From round shields to oval and rectangular options, you’ll sure to find the perfect shield here to complement your armour.
Design and Functionality
Shields hold a significant place in history. Not only were they a practical and essential element of ancient artillery, a shield carries an important meaning that goes way beyond mere protection. Medieval shields were adorned with heraldry and various coats of arms to identify the knight that held them. They proudly displayed the knight’s identity, and in some cases, the crest of his King, to serve as a means for recognition. This form of identification was essential as a medieval knight’s face was usually covered by the visor of his armour. Furthermore, medieval shields have also been featured in the greatest halls and castles to celebrate the kingdom’s heroes and victories.
Most of Global Gear’s medieval shields are made from wood with a resin coating, ensuring protection when used in combat. Furthermore, wooden shields will not rust, meaning you can spend hours duelling in harsh weather conditions without worrying about your shield!
At Global Gear, we don’t just offer medieval shields. You’ll find a selection of anime and video game shields here too to bring your greatest fantasy combats to life. Whether you’re a fan of Skyrim or The Legend of Zelda, you’ll find highly detailed, quality replica shields in our collection that are crafted to perfection.
If you’re looking for a solid defence to carry into battle, or if you’re simply after a majestic shield to hang up on the living room wall, Global Gear has you covered, just as surely as your shield will!
If you need assistance of have any enquiries, call 03 9720 8699 to speak to one of our friendly team members today. We offer fast shipping across Australia, as well as a generous FREE 30 day return policy.