Solid Oak Viking Protection Symbol Shield
This beautiful handmade and hand-painted wooden Viking shield features an ancient Norse symbol of protection. This symbol is derived from a single Viking rune character that looks similar to a Y with three prongs, and is repeated here four times into a more powerful protection design. The Viking "Helm of Awe" rune is similar to this and was thought to assure certain victory when a Viking warrior was wearing it. This shield features a solid oak body which measures about 29 inches across and is 1/2 inches thick. 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.
- 29 Inches Across.
- 1/2 Inches Thick.
- Hand-Forged and Hammered 12g Iron Boss in Center.
- Golden Oak Wood Construction.
- Steel Studs Line the Border.
- Genuine Leather Straps.
- Made in the USA.
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.