Solid Oak Viking Star Design Shield
Many ancient cultures had belief systems involving the Sun. In most cases this involved a Sun God who was a prominent deity in a hierarchical structure. The Egyptians had Ra, Babylon had Shamash, Apollo was associated with the sun in Greek mythology, and the Aztec's had their Sun God which demanded human sacrifices. This shield is inspired by Freyr (also spelled Frey), the Norse god associated with sunlight, fertility, and prosperity. This handmade and hand-painted wooden shield features our striking 8-pointed star design representing a radiating sun. It features a solid red oak body construction which measures about 27 inches across and is 1/2 inches thick. A heavy metal disc/boss is in the center, and stainless 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.
- Inspired by Freyr, Norse god of sunlight, fertility, and prosperity.
- 27 Inches Across.
- 1/2 Inches Thick.
- Made of Solid Red Oak.
- Metal Disc / Boss in Center.
- Stainless Steel Studs.
- Genuine Leather Straps.
- Made in the USA.
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.