Viking Round Shield with Iron Boss, Wood and Canvas
Wooden Viking Round Shield with Iron Boss. Unpainted Shield Blank with Canvas Overlay
This large Viking shield is suitable for light combat re-enactment, stage fighting or sparring.
The battle-ready round shield is made of 3 layers of MDF wood (medium-density fibreboard) and covered on the front with sturdy, natural-coloured canvas. The fabric is glued onto the wood and has been left blank to allow you to customise the shield with your own colours or designs, should you wish to do so. With a bit of practical know-how and artistry, you can thus turn the shield blank into an authentic-looking Viking Age shield.
The shield's edge is clad with rawhide. Thought to be more impact resistant and durable than tanned leather, rawhide absorbs blows significantly better and will thus extend the life of the shield.
The shield boss is tightly held in place with four nails.
The wooden shield is fitted with three pinewood reinforcement slats nailed on the back. The central one also officiates as a handle and is rounded in its middle section for a comfortable grip.
Material: MDF wood, pinewood grip, leather (rawhide) edging, steel boss
Diameter: approx. 75 cm
Thickness: approx. 1.6 cm
Shield boss: overall approx. 20 cm, bulge approx. 16 cm, bulge height approx. 6 cm
Weight: approx. 4.3 kg
The Swedish company SPQR offers a wide range of historical replicas. SPQR stands for Senatus Populusque Romanus (Engl. The Senate an People of Rome) and is a fitting name for a company specialised in the reproduction of artefacts reaching from the Roman era to the Renaissance period. SPQR has committed itself to making high-quality reenactment and battle-ready products available at affordable prices. The entire product line is made to historical specifications. Each piece is modelled on illustrations and photographs from historical books and museums, and SPQR works in close cooperation with a number of Viking and Medieval reenactment groups in Scandinavia, Germany and the UK to jointly develop the most authentic products possible.
Shipping Weight: 5.50 kg