Scottish and Celtic Shields
As far as warriors go, the ferocity of the Scots and Celts is difficult to match. Yet even with their brazen strength, the Scots and the Celts understood the use of a good shield, similar to the ones featured here at Medieval Collectables in our Scottish and Celtic shield category. Scottish and Celtic warriors favored the use of wood shields, since wood was easy to find and metal was reserved for the making of weapons. Each one of these Highland targes and Celtic warrior shields possesses a detailed design on its face that links back to these ancient cultures. Many of the circle shields you will find here are strong enough to be used in combat, while others are intended as incredible ornaments or collectibles.
The Scottish Culloden Targe, as a restored recreation, is based on a historical piece that was captured during the Battle of Culloden in 1746, during the Jacobite Rising, and has since been kept in the Museum of Royal Armouries.
The preferred shield of the Highland warrior was the targe. Slightly smaller than the medieval round shield, this Brass Studded Scottish Targe is a reproduction of the Scottish shield, in all its impressive detail and adorned glory.
The Round Celtic Harp Wooden Shield is a hand-painted shield featuring attractive Celtic designs alongside a simple harp. Made from smooth composite wood, this shield is strong enough to endure use and pretty enough to be a decoration.
For those history buffs and cultural enthusiasts who want to celebrate some Scottish Highland style but have limited space, this Miniature Scottish Targe is a gift from above, one that recreates the Highland shield in miniature.
Based on the design of the targe, this Brass Riveted Scottish Targe recreates the look of this traditional Highland shield, while also featuring a distinctive and iconic design that makes it quite the impressive sight to see, too.