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Kite shield

This Kite shield is battle ready and can be use at reeactnement events (not a mere decoration).

Out of stock. Delivery date in 10 weeks after order


134,00 €
110,74 € excl. VAT

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Product description

Kite shield

Specifications

  • Height approx. 103cm
  • Width approx. 50 cm
  • made out of steel plate
  • made in the Czech Republic

A kite shield was a distinct type of shield from the 10th–14th centuries. It was either a reverse teardrop shape or later on, flat-topped. The tapering point extended down to either a distinct or rounded point. Believed to be an evolution of the simple round shield purely to guard one whole flank of a rider when in combat, the shield gained popularity amongst professional soldiers as it allowed them to guard their foreleg when in a mêlée. It was either flat in section, or featured a gradual curve, to better fit the contour of the human torso, much in the style of a scutum. The kite shield is most closely associated with the Normans, who were one of the first cultures to use it widely, and can be seen throughout the Bayeux Tapestry.

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