SHIELD BOSSES

For making your own battle ready shields.

FGSB1Light Viking Shield Boss.
Domed shield boss made from a polished steel spinning. Light 1.2mm steel. Diameter 185mm (7 1/4"), internal diameter 125mm (5"), depth 65mm. Weight 290g. Note: Rivet holes are not pre-drilled.
Special Offer!
£14, US$, € each
£60, US$, € for 5
FGSB1 - Viking / Saxon Shield Boss FGSB1 - Viking / Saxon Shield Boss - top view
PHAB0129Medium Viking Shield Boss.
Domed shield boss made from a polished steel spinning with 6 pre-drilled holes. 14 gauge, 1.6mm steel. Diameter 180mm, internal diameter 125mm, depth 55mm. Weight 440g.
£15, US$, € PHSH0129 - Viking / Saxon Shield Boss
APSB1Heavy Viking shield boss
Hand-forged shield boss with 6 pre-drilled holes. made from heavy and indestructible 2mm steel. Diameter 200mm, internal diameter 135mm, depth 55mm. Weight 575g.
£28, US$, € APSB1 - Hand forged shield boss
TH5Hammer-raised Viking shield boss
Completely hand-forged and raised by hammer in the original way by a master smith, with 4 pre-drilled holes. Light but very strong 1.2mm steel. Diameter 185mm, internal diameter 135mm, depth 60mm. Weight 450g. We don't keep this item in stock. Click here for delivery times
£78, US$, € TH5 - Hand forged shield boss

SHIELD BOSS RIVETS

APRV1 Steel rivets for shield bosses. Hammer through, cut off end and then rivet it against a metal washer (not provided) or simply bend over and hammer flat at the back. Length 5cm, thickness 4mm. £1, US$, € each

£8, US$, € for 10

Shield boss rivets

GERMANIC SHIELD BOSSES

FGSB3 Early Germanic Carinated Shield Boss, made from a single piece steel spinning, mirror polished. Diameter 160mm (6 1/4"), internal diameter 120mm (4 3/4"). Thickness 14 gauge, 1.6mm. £17, US$, €

VIKING SHIELDS

Custom made to order in 4-8 weeks

All custom orders are non-refundable once you receive your order, so please ensure your order exactly what you require.

Viking shield

Have a Viking shield custom made to your own specifications by following these steps:

  1. Select either:

    Re-enactor 9mm Plywood Viking shield - The basic shield comes stained and oiled on the back and the ply is cut to resemble planking. This has a canvas front cover fitted and the edging is 2mm leather tacked on. Single metal handle bar on the back made of blackened rolled steel, with steel spun boss (blackened if preferred). The boss and handle are hand riveted using 1/4" steel rivets and standard washers. These come painted in a single colour.

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    Living History Planked Viking shield - This shield is made from sustainable or reclaimed pine, each plank is specially selected for grain, shape and quality. The shield is approximately 3/8" thick and then chamfered down to around 1/4" towards the edge using hand tools. This gives a nice shape, slightly thicker in the centre with a thinner edge. The wood is sealed with oil and can be stained if desired. Other than that the features are the same as the Plywood shield (canvas front cover fitted and the edging is 2mm leather tacked on. Single metal handle bar on the back made of blackened rolled steel, with steel spun boss (blackened if preferred). The boss and handle are hand riveted using 1/4" steel rivets and standard washers. These come painted in a single colour.)

  2. Select diameter of shield.
  3. Select standard polished boss or blackened boss, or upgrade to hand forged boss.
  4. Select standard canvas front covering, or upgrade to leather front covering.
  5. Select standard tacked on edging, or upgrade to stitched on edging.
  6. If required, select a carry strap which will be riveted to the shield.
  7. Select the design and enter the colours that you desire. The plain standard shield is painted in a single colour. Halved and quartered shields are painted in two colours, starting (top / left) with the colour you specify first. Please specify your colours in the additional information box. We do not offer any other designs. Any fancy artwork you require will have to be added yourself later.
VFVS1 - VIKING SHIELD

Basic price £135, US$, € We don't keep this item in stock. Click here for delivery times

Viking shield in quartered red and white Plywood Viking shield, back

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Shields available from stock!

VFVS1 - VIKING SHIELD:
31" Plywood with blackened boss, leather front covering,
stitched edging, quartered red & blue. Weight 4.8 Kg
£240, US$, €
VFVS1 - Plywood Viking shield in quartered red and blue VFVS1 - Viking shield, back
VFSS1 - SAXON SHIELD:
29" planked pinewood with blackened Germanic boss, stitched leather front and edges
- this shield is carved out of solid pine wood in a convex shape in exact Saxon style. Weight 4.4 Kg
£285, US$, €
VFSS1 - Planked Saxon shield with blackened Germanic boss VFSS1 - Saxon shield, back