Here at Drakka Viking Shield, you will find a wide variety of Viking Shields for sale, from deeply traditional pieces which call upon knotwork and historic findings, to modern renditions which pay homage to interests you may have alongside Viking lore.
Now, for a bit of history. Viking Shields were often planned from a variety of wood, depending on where a warrior happened to be at the time and what was available locally. Oak and maple were very heavy but highly prized, but often difficult to get, because these trees were generally larger and took many men to fell, as well as more high-quality tools to plane, slow-growing, and often not found in great numbers. Birch and other woods were also common. We try to take a lesson from history, and many of our carven shields are made from birch.
Not all Viking shields had the familiar domed boss, either: generally, poorer Viking raiders could afford relatively few metal accents, or those living far from a quality forge, often had to make do with a flat-front all-wooden shield. If a Viking could afford metal, often the first thing he purchased was a helm, which as you might understand would often be more likely to be life-saving in pitched battle. From time to time, such Vikings might even loot the helms of enemies in battle and ask smiths to fashion bosses from this metal. This is why in some historical digs you will see different kinds of domes, and even conical structures, to some Viking bosses.
Here at Drakka Viking Shield, we are happy to provide a number of Authentic Viking shields that are perfect for completing any warrior's ideal Viking image with either a decorative shield or a fully functional shield.
Our specialty is in offering the round Viking shield was traditionally the most common type of Viking shield, as well as a common medieval shield, providing a convenient shape that was easy to use, easy to manufacture, and easy to carry.
As far as plan, a portion of our Norse safeguards is left plain, including just wood grain and steel, while others highlight great plans that highlight images of the acclaimed Norse berserker, as well as the mythical serpents and mayhem images that have become related with Viking society today. It depends on you if, as a Norse fighter, you need to convey a Viking safeguard or not, despite the fact that greatness and wealth are simpler to appreciate when you endure the fight, and a decent, practical Viking safeguard like the ones presented here at Medieval Armor are absolutely an effective method for working on your chances of endurance, as well as your exemplary Viking picture.
Is the Viking shield Wikipedia page accurate?
Yes, the Wikipedia page for Viking shields and broadly for Vikings is not only accurate but often contributed to by historians who study vikings! If you read cited passages on Wikipedia, they are likely to be accurate and full of information.
What was the original Viking shield name?
Vikings were people of many technical regions, from modern Russia to some parts of the UK at varying points in history. Depending on the language a viking spoke and where he was from, the viking shield name might be different... but most vikings called a shield a rönd.
What are some Viking shield facts?
Some Viking shield facts include: most Viking shields were made of heavy hardwood without metal since metal was expensive. The more metal components a viking shield had, the heavier it was to carry, and the more wealthy its owner was likely to be.
Do you have Viking shield for sale?
We do have Viking shields for sale in three categories: Carved, Plank and Smooth. We also offer many other handcrafted Viking items such as jewelry.
Is there a Viking shield museum?
There are no museums just for Viking shields, but there are many Viking museums around the world which carry many archaeological and authentic shields.
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