Viking Shields

The Vikings used shields for more than just defense against the strikes of a foe. Viking warrior shields were usually round, a design derived from earlier Germanic warrior shields. A Viking wooden shield was often made from planks of fir, pine, willow, or linden wood. The design frequently featured a hole in the center that supported a hand grip covered by a steel boss. A distinctive Viking vessel, the Gokstad ship, offered places along its railing for these wood round shields to be hung. Towards the end of the Viking Age, other designs began to grow in popularity, such as the Normandy kite shield. At Medieval Collectables, you can find many Nordic shields inspired by the ones used by these historical warriors. Many of these reproduction shields display colorful graphics and patterns on their front, such as Norse dragons, Nordic knotwork, arrows, and spirals. We carry functional shields, as well as ornamental shields that look great on display.
Round Wooden Viking ShieldRound Wooden Viking Shield
Item #801108
Our Round Viking Shield is made from solid wood which has been prestained a dark brown. The center features a steel boss with decorative steel strips as well as a complete steel rim which helps protect the edge of the shield.
Price: $175.00
Wooden Viking Dragon Shield with Boss
Item #WS-109
This original shield was inspired by the shields historically used by Vikings. The Wooden Viking Dragon Shield with Boss is a simple yet appealing shield that would look as great hung on a wall as it would in a Vikings capable hands.
Price: $190.00
Wooden Viking Cross Shield
Item #WS-82
This Viking styled shield features a classic Cross design. The Wooden Viking Cross Shield is made out of a 0.5 inch thick smooth composite wood, which is considerably stronger and more durable than plywood.
Price: $140.00
Wooden Viking Sun Shield
Item #WS-21
This wooden Viking shield is a large Viking circle shield with a sun pattern. This Viking shield is made of smooth composite wood, which is considerably stronger than plywood. The Viking Shield measures almost 25 inches in diameter.
Price: $140.00
Wooden Viking Chaos Cross Shield
Item #WS-81
This Viking styled shield features a Chaos Cross design. The Wooden Viking Chaos Cross Shield is made out of a 0.5 inch thick smooth composite wood, which is considerably stronger and more durable than plywood.
Price: $145.00
Steel Boss - 6 InchSteel Boss - 6 Inch
Item #AB0128
This shield boss is made of spun 14 gauge steel and is polished to remove the spinning marks. This steel boss is ideal for making your own shield. This steel shield boss has 6 holes for mounting and weighs 9.6 ounces. 6 Inch diameter.
Price: $12.50
Round Viking Dragon Shield with Boss
Item #WS-110
This original shield was inspired by the shields used by the Viking peoples. The Round Viking Dragon Shield with Boss is a simple yet appealing shield that would look as great hung on a wall as it would in a warriors capable hands.
Price: $175.00
Wooden Blue Spiral Viking Shield
Item #WS-7
The Wooden Blue Spiral Viking Shield is a large Viking inspired circle shield with a classic spiral design. The Viking shield is made of a smooth composite wood which is considerably stronger than plywood.
Price: $130.00
Round Dragon Knot Viking Shield
Item #AH-4374
Many Norse warriors attempted to emulate the qualities of ferocious beasts, either by berserking or by adopting their images. This Round Dragon Knot Viking Shield is one such attempt to harness the power of the legendary dragon.
Price: $178.00
Wooden Viking Berserker Shield (Chaos Arrows)
Item #WS-105
This wooden shield has a design inspired by the Viking and Norse shields of old. The Wooden Viking Berserker Shield (Chaos Arrows) is hand-crafted from quality materials, making the shield not just striking but also fully functional.
Price: $195.00
Wooden Viking Berserker Shield (Four Arrows)
Item #WS-106
As a classical interpretation of a Viking shield, the Wooden Viking Berserker Shield (Four Arrows) is the perfect way to equip a Viking or Norse warrior. Even better, this amazing shield looks great on and off the field of battle.
Price: $195.00
Round Viking Dragon Wooden Shield
Item #WS-111
This original shield was inspired by the shields used by the Viking people. The Round Viking Dragon Wooden Shield is a simple yet appealing shield that would look as great hung on a wall as it would in a warriors capable hands.
Price: $165.00
Round Horse Warrior Viking Shield
Item #AH-4370
Norse culture gave rise to some of the greatest warriors of an age, and this Round Horse Warrior Viking Shield shows a bit of the nuance to their culture, depicting an animal that was revered by Norsemen and Vikings through the years.
Price: $187.00
Steel Boss - 7.5 Inch
Item #AB0129
This shield boss is made of spun 14 gauge steel and is polished to remove the spinning marks. This steel boss is ideal for making your own shield. This steel shield boss has 6 holes for mounting and weighs 1 pound. 7.5 Inch diameter.
Price: $19.00
Steel Boss - 7.5 Inch
Item #AB0130
Ideal for the re-enactor crafting his own shield, our 14 gauge steel bosses are spun and then polished to remove the spinning marks before being pre-drilled for attachment to the shield. This version has a semi-conical cup.
Price: $21.00
Viking Kite Shield
Item #AH-3967
As ferocious as they were, even the Vikings understood that having a shield could mean the difference between life and death. Thus, many would carry this Viking Kite Shield into battle, assured that this shield would protect them.
Price: $108.00
Norman Shield
Item #AH-6709
The Normans were noted for being the first major users of the kite shield, and this shield replicates a classic design and a fearsome heraldry. All in all, it might be a Norman Shield, but any warrior could use this defense.
Price: $189.00
Knotted Fox Shield
Item #AH-3969
This classic kite shield is just the defense that a warrior would want to carry into battle. Even better, this Knotted Fox Shield is more than just a solid defense, as it features an impressive design that is quite eye-catching.
Price: $99.00
Wooden Viking Kite Shield
Item #AH-3967W
As ferocious as they were, even the Vikings understood that having a shield could mean the difference between life and death. Thus, many would carry this Wooden Viking Kite Shield into battle, assured that this shield would protect them.
Price: $179.00
Viking Ship Shield
Item #AH-3970
This kite shield is decorated with a classic Viking longship, which is where the shield derives its name. The Viking Ship Shield would make a great defense for any warrior in battle, while its design makes it a great display as well.
Price: $108.00