Golden Oak Viking Claw Spiral Shield - Forged Iron Boss
This beautiful handmade and hand-painted wooden Viking shield features a claw-spiral pattern design inspired by Viking and Norse shields of old. This shield features a solid oak body which measures about 29 inches across and is 1/2 inches thick. It has an attached outer rim which increases the outer thickness of the shield to about 0.7 inches. A heavy hand-forged 12 gauge dark iron domed boss is in the center of this shield, and steel studs line the border. Dual leather straps are also used to secure the arm along the back—one going over the forearm and one intended to be gripped or held. Because this shield is made of real wood, please note that the wood-grain background shown in the pictures may vary slightly from the shield you receive (this is simply due to the nature of the wood). The front of the shield has also been applied with several coats of topcoat/varnish to protect it through the centuries. So whether for the wall or the battlefield, this shield is well balanced and ready to serve.
Please note that all of our shields are individually crafted, and are made one at a time. Nothing else comes close to the quality or authenticity of every shield. As this shield is a Made to Order item, please allow an extra 7 to 10 days for it to be constructed and painted.