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Gladiator shield




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Gladiator shield

Size of shield:
45x60 cm (17.71x23.62 in)
Default options
  • Decoration steel trims
  • Handle steel handle
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Custom made

This item is a custom-made, which means that our crafters use individual body measurements of a client for manufacture. Such type of manufacturing provides with a perfect fit of an item.

Size of shield


Gladiator shield is a square-shaped model of ancient armor, which was used by several types of gladiators, such as secutor, traex, murmillo. However, ancient shield were more curved; our model is quite flat.

Fighting gladiators, fragment from Roman fresco

Shield is made of plywood that makes this armor firm and light at the same time. Central part is reinforced with steel umbo. Ancient shield is trimmed with steel strips.

You can use this functional battle shield for:

  • SCA
  • HEMA
  • Larp
  • Stage performances
  • Medieval festivals
  • Reenactment events

Base price includes following options:

  • Shield of size 45*60 cm (18*24 inches);
  • Umbo of cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm;
  • Steel handle;
  • Steel trimming

Main photo shows authentic gladiator shield with following options:

  • Shield of size 45*60 cm (18*24 inches);
  • Umbo of cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm;
  • Steel handle;
  • Steel trimming

In options, you may choose different size and decorations for your ancient Roman defense.

Benefits, which you’ll get, if you buy medieval shield at Steel Mastery:

  1. Custom-made high-quality metal armor;
  2. Reliability and comfortable using for years;
  3. Product made by experienced blacksmiths, who really know how to make a good armor;
  4. Convenient payment systems (Paypal, Skrill, Visa, MasterCard, American Express);
  5. Flexible return system in case if you don’t like an item.

You may also like this model of Hoplite shield.

Padded arm guard for gladiators (manica) will additionally protect your arm during the fight.

In section “Shields”, you can see all models that we offer for ordering. If you didn’t find any for your taste and wish, please send us photo and description of the required model and we will make it for you.


If you don’t like the received product for any reason, you may send it back to us within 14 days. If the received item has defects or does not fit your parameters, we will make a new item and send it to you at our costs. If postal service lost your parcel, we make a search of it. If parcel could not be found, we make new item at our expenses.


We ship orders via National Postal Service, who carries order to your local post office. Upon shipping, we provide you with tracking number of parcel. If you need express delivery (DHL, TNT, etc.), please contact us.


Every product is handcrafted and requires time for manufacture. Approximate time:

  • Gambeson and padded armor – 8-9 weeks;
  • Costumes and other clothing – 4-6 weeks;
  • Brigandines – 3-4 months;
  • Leather accessories 2-4 weeks;
  • Metal armor – 2-5 months.

Please contact us if you would like to know more precise terms.

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