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Description of the Product
At the beginning of the Middle Age in Europe shields were almost without exception made of wood and the Normans had began using new shield shapes. Approximately the height of half a man and kite-shaped, these shields spread all through Europe with the Normans. Throughout the centuries the shield model shrunk and eventually established itself as a typical and traditional European shield. This knightly shield model is battle ready and worthy of the originals. The shield acted not only as a protector but had other functions as well, including symbolic and ornamental. It also identified its carrier, having his shield of arms painted on it; a clear symbol easily recognizable even in the heat of the battle.
This shield can be traced back to 12th century when the long Norman shield was shortened. A shorter shield was lighter to carry and use. The white on the shield represents all the virtues of the Templar and the black represents the dark and terrible side of these soldier-monks to the enemies of Christ.
This high quality knightly shield is made of curved wood. It is covered in thick canvas, is padded and has adjustable arm straps. Even though we have the shield painted suitable for any Templar it is ready for you to paint it with your own coat of arms or symbols as you please.
Height 63.5 cm (25”), width 56 cm (22”), weight app. 2 kg (4.4 lbs). Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.
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