Shield Bosses, Rivets & Rawhide

Make your own unique shield with our range of Viking shield bosses, forged rivets & rawhide strips, or buy a complete shield on our shields page.

Find your perfect Viking shield boss here and scroll down for shield edging & rivets to complete your Viking shield.

The following are standard spun Viking shield bosses, with or without pre-drilled holes in medium & light weights.

Spun Shield Bosses

PHAB0128 - Small Domed Viking Shield Boss

PHAB0128 - Small Domed Shield Boss

Small domed shield boss - spun.

  • Made from a polished steel spinning with 6 pre-drilled holes.
  • 14 gauge 1.2mm mild steel.
  • Diameter 150mm (6"), internal diameter 80mm (3.2"), depth 40mm (1.5").
  • Weight 290g (0.6lb).
  • Ideal for kite shields & small round shields.

PHAB0128 - Small Domed Viking Shield Boss:
£14.00 (US$ | €)

PHAB0129 - Domed Viking Shield Boss

PHAB0129 - Domed Viking Shield Boss

Medium domed shield boss - spun.

  • Made from a polished steel spinning with 6 pre-drilled holes.
  • 14 gauge 1.6mm mild steel.
  • Diameter 180mm (7"), internal diameter 125mm (5"), depth 55mm (2.25").
  • Weight 440g (1lb).
  • Ideal for most shields & is our top selling shield boss!

PHAB0129 - Domed Viking Shield Boss:
£21.00 (US$ | €)

PHAB0130 - Conical Viking Shield Boss

PHAB0130 - Conical Viking Shield Boss

Medium conical shield boss - spun.

  • Made from a polished steel spinning with 6 pre-drilled holes.
  • 14 gauge 1.6mm mild steel.
  • Diameter 185mm (7.25"), internal diameter 145mm (5.75"), depth 60mm (2.3").
  • Weight 440g (1lb).
  • Ideal for most shields.

PHAB0130 - Conical Viking Shield Boss:
£21.00 (US$ | €)

FGSB1 - Domed Viking Shield Boss

FGSB1 - Domed Viking Shield Boss

Domed shield boss - spun.

  • Made from a polished steel spinning with no holes.
  • Light 1.2mm mild steel.
  • Diameter 185mm (7.25"), internal diameter 125mm (5"), depth 65mm (2.5").
  • Weight 275g (0.6lb).
  • Ideal for most shields.

FGSB1 - Domed Viking Shield Boss:
£18.00 (US$ | €)

FGSB3 - Germanic Shield Boss

FGSB3 - Germanic Shield Boss

Early Germanic Carinated Shield Boss made from a single piece of spun steel.

  • Made from a polished steel spinning with no holes.
  • Medium 14 gauge 1.6mm mild steel.
  • Diameter 160mm (6.25"), internal diameter 120mm (4.75"), depth 50mm (2").
  • Weight 275g (0.6lb).
  • Ideal for Germanic shields.

FGSB3 - Germanic Shield Boss:
£18.00 (US$ | €)

Hand-Forged Shield Bosses

The following are hand-forged & hammer-raised Viking shield bosses in medium or heavy weights for that epic shield!

IFSB1 - Hammer-Raised Shield Boss - Small

IFSB1 - Hammer-Raised Shield Boss - Small

Medium weight hammer-raised Viking shield boss.

  • Hand-forged and hammer-raised in the original way by a UK master smith.
  • Strong 2mm hard steel with 5 pre-drilled holes.
  • Diameter 155mm (6.2"), internal diameter 110mm (4.35"), depth 70mm (2.75").
  • Weight 485g (1.05lb).
  • Ideal for most shields.

IFSB1 - Hammer-Raised Shield Boss - Small:
£27.00 (US$ | €)

IFSB2 - Hammer-Raised Shield Boss - Medium

IFSB2 - Hammer-Raised Shield Boss - Medium

Medium weight hammer-raised Viking shield boss.

  • Hand-forged and hammer-raised in the original way by a UK master smith.
  • Strong 2mm hard steel with 5 pre-drilled holes.
  • Diameter 175mm (7"), internal diameter 140mm (5.5"), depth 50mm (2").
  • Weight 535g (1.2lb).
  • Ideal for most shields.

IFSB2 - Hammer-Raised Shield Boss - Medium:
£29.00 (US$ | €)

PESB1 - Heavy weight hammer-raised Viking shield boss.

PESB1 - Heavy weight hammer-raised Viking shield boss.

Heavy weight hammer-raised Viking shield boss.

  • Hand-forged, hammer-raised shield boss with 6 pre-drilled holes
  • Strong 2mm hard steel.
  • Diameter 210mm (8.5"), internal diameter 160mm (6.25"), depth 65mm(2.5").
  • Weight 765g (1.7lb).
  • Ideal for big, epic Viking shields.

PESB1 - Heavy weight hammer-raised Viking shield boss.:
£42.00 (US$ | €)

Rivets

Use our rivets to attach your shield boss / rawhide edging to finish your Viking shield.

MCRV1 - Steel Rivet

MCRV1 - Steel Rivets

Steel rivets for shield bosses.

  • To use, either: Push through, cut off end and then hammer it against a metal surface.
  • Or, push through then simply bend over and hammer flat at the back.
  • Length 5cm (2"), thickness 2.5mm (0.1").
  • Buy singular, or in packs of 10.

MCRV1 - Steel Rivet:
£1.00 (US$ | €)

MCRV10 - Steel Rivet x 10:
£8.00 (US$ | €)

Rawhide

Use our rawhide reels for your shield edging. To use then place the rawhide in a bucket of water and wait until it it soft enough to work with. Stretch the rawhide around your shield edge and leave to dry, ensuring you have equal overlap at both sides. Once dry then you can drill holes and attach with our rivets, or use thick leather thong if you want it stitched.

WSRH - Rawhide for Shield Edging

WSRH - Rawhide for Shield Edging

Rawhide reels, sold in various lengths.

  • All widths are 45mm (1.75").
  • Lengths in stock now from 85cm (33.5") - 200cm (78.75")!
  • Please read the quantity we have in stock next to each option before ordering.
  • And please note that the prices are per roll.
  • To use then soak in cold water until it is wet and pliable.
  • Once soaked and ready to use then mould the rawhide along your shield edge.
  • Once dried on your shield edge then make the holes you require to rivet the rawhide on.