Armory Replicas Viking Norse Warfare Gokstad Wooden Shield, 30"
Armory Replicas Viking Norse Warfare Gokstad Wooden Shield
- Overall Length: 30 Inches
- Overall Width: 30 Inches
- Umbo: 14 Gauges, 9 x 9
- Border: 18 Gauge
- Material: Wood, Steel
Shields were the most common means of defense for the Vikings. They were commonly used in shield walls, shield forts, and on Viking ships. Gokstad ships had places for shields to be hung on its railing and the Gokstad shields had holes along the rim for fastening some sort of non-metallic rim protection.
This protected the Viking crew against harsh waves and wind. This typical Viking shield is Gokstad style and constructed of wood with an umbo in the center and the outer border being 18g steel. The center umbo is 14g steel. T
he wooden front has a glossy black finish creating a dramatic effect against the steel of the center and edges. This massive shield is historically accurate measuring 30 x 30 inches.
Commonly most shields ranged from 30-36. This shield is simple yet has an overbearing quality. It will be a great addition to Viking attire used in re-enactments or just to have for your own collection.
Unless indicated differently in each product description, our shields are made out of 15mm thick birch plywood and consolidated by a steel hand-hammered umbo and iron bolts.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
We offer free US shipping. The average estimated shipping time is 30 days, including a 7 to 15 days of production for our more complex handmade crafts.
Unless advised otherwise under each product listing, we have a 30-day return policy and a hassle free return policy if you are not satisfied with your item. Terms and conditions apply.
Unless indicated otherwise, our shields have a 24 inches diameter (61 cm) and weights around 6.6 pounds (3 kg)
Because these are handmade products made with real wood blanks the sizes, textures and overall appearance may vary from the product photos and description. Some blanks might be smaller than anticipated, or larger sizes too thick to transport at a low cost.
We recommend applying three or four times per year some beeswax polish to protect the wood surface from moisture and sunlight. Apply the oil onto a lint-free cloth and rub into the wooden surface following the direction of the grain. Leave for 3-4 minutes and buff over with a clean cloth.
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Authentic Viking Craftsmanship
We take great pride in creating by hand, and with the highest quality materials authentic viking crafts for raiding, display, and collection purposes.
Shields are expensive to ship; they are often large and heavy. But we want to make sure that you never get surprised by this high cost. This means that we sometimes lose money shipping to the far reaches of the U.S. At the end of the day, we care more about sharing this passion for Norse heritage with you than the money we make.
If you aren't happy, or decide you want a different design, we have an easy exchange program for our shields. Just return ship the item and as soon as we receive it, we'll dispatch your replacement within 2 business days.