DOMED SILVER GREEK BULL SHIELD - Made of STEEL
This beautiful Greek style shield made of thick dished steel. The front of the shield is metallic silver and bears a bull design which has been meticulously hand-painted in the style of traditional Greek Hoplite shields of old. A flat wooden brace has been attached to the back to make carrying and wielding the shield more comfortable. Heavy leather straps are used to secure the arm along the back—one going over the forearm and one intended to be gripped (or held). They are spaced about 11 inches apart and positioned to provide optimum balance when holding the shield. This is tends to be much more comfortable than any other shield strap system I've seen. The other looped straps below are meant to carry a sword or short spear, as the Trojans in particular were known to carry their blades strapped to their shields. The other longer and wider strap is used for carrying the shield over your shoulder, and can be adjusted to comfortably fit across your chest. The front of the shield has also been applied with a coat of topcoat / clearcoat to further protect and preserve it from wear. It measures a large 27 inches in diameter, and weighs about 10 pounds. So what you're getting here is the real deal, not some lightweight piece of junk. Don't overpay for one of those cheap cookie-cut mass-manufactured shields. Get a stronger and more durable one right here while you can!
Please note that all of our shields are individually crafted, and are made one at a time. The color of the leather straps on the back of the shield may vary. We use leather we have on hand in our shop, which may be different shades of brown or black. 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.