Kite shield with painting
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Kite shield with painting
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Kite shield is a type of medieval defense, which was popular in the X-XIV centuries all over Europe and Rus’. It is also known as almond shield due to its shape, pointing at the bottom.
Shields of such unique shape are depicted on the famous Bayeux Tapestry and are one of the most recognizable types of Norman warrior armament.
Cavalry and infantry with kite shields, fragment from Bayeux Tapestry
Soldiers with kite shields, fragment from manuscript Dijon BM MS.14 Bible of Stephen Harding
Popularization of kite shields in medieval times was related to development of cavalry. It was used by mounted knights in order to protect left side of warrior (leg and upper part of body).
Almond shield was usually made of wood, covered with leather and completed with steel umbo in the center and has length 140 cm (55 inches). Edges of shield were trimmed with steel or leather. Surface of shield was often painted with ornaments, crosses, images of animal and birds.
Base price includes following options:
Main photo shows authentic medieval kite shield with following options:
NOTE: colorful painting is made by your pattern. So, when ordering, please send us an image/ornament, which you want to be handmade on your medieval shield.
You can use this functional battle shield for:
If you are looking for smaller models, you may like steel shield or triangle shield for reenactors.
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.
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