Catalogue » ARMAMENT » Shields


Choose category
- Glasses (10)
- Sets (11)
- Wooden Boxes (0)
- Knives (32)

Advanced search

Product of the day
St-44 Buckle and strapend set for Houppelande belt
27,00 €
Product informations
Click to enlarge
SD-21 Jousting shield - "Bamberg" 14th cent. - wooden planks
Availability: for order - up to 8 weeks
Source: Bamberg Cathedral

Dated: 1350-1400

Height: 53 cm

Width: 38 cm (measured along the circumference)

Production of technology is based on the existing original shields:

 Thickness of planks: 10-13 mm

Width of planks : 50-60 mm

Weight: ca. 1 kg

Material: poplar glued planks.

To finish the shield you need to cover it with parchment, linen, gesso then paint it and fix the leather handles and belts.

Recipe for gesso You can find in the "advices" section


Medieval shields were made from glued wooden planks, usually butted against each other without any dowels or tongues. The planks were usually 40-80 mm wide and 10-13mm (somethimes up to 15mm) thick. Shields were made of linden, poplar or birch wood. What made them springy and resilient was a layer of parchment leather and linen applied with bone glue. The linen was covered with gesso - a mixture of bone glue and chalk powder - which served as a ground layer for the coat-of-arms and simultaneously added to protection. Coats of arms were painted with egg temperas, today usually replaced with acrylic paints. Straps and cushions were usually attached last, after the painting was done, so that if they could be replaced without damaging the painting and the linen and leather layers.

85,00 €
Add comment
Enter code from the picture:
Inni klienci kupujący ten produkt zakupili również
Dated: around 1400
Finding place: England (Salisbury (?)
Details: h.:35 mm w.35mm
Dated: 1250-1500
Size : 1 cm (diameter); 1,3 cm (length)
Source: Archeological find from castle Karlstejn in Czech Republic.
Dating: 1380-1500
Height: ca. 22 cm
Outflow diameter: ca. 8 cm
Capacity: ca. 1,8 l
Source: Archeological find from Germany (Siegburg). Analogical finds from Germany, England, Poland
Dated: 1300-1500
Overall length: 190 mm
Dated 1350 -1500
Ask for details
Name and surname:
Your question:
Enter code from the picture:
Shopping cart
Your cart is empty
Wish list
There are no products in storage
The most wanted
Fan Page
Data Ostatniej Aktualizacji: 08.02.2016
© All Rights Reserved.