Puinen kilpi, Robert the Bruce

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Shield of Robert the Bruce, painted wood

The medieval shield we offer here features a crimson lion rampant set against a yellow background - the coat of arms of Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329), also known as Robert the Bruce. In 1314, after years of campaign against the English crown, King Robert defeated the army of Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn, a decisive battle which ultimately led to the re-establishment of Scottish independence. Just like the legendary William Wallace, Robert the Bruce remains one of Scotland's most celebrated historical figures to this day.

This heraldic shield features the typical characteristics of the heater shields that were commonly used in the high Middle Ages (from approx. the 12th to the 14th c.) - a triangular or "V" shape, a flat top and rounded sides tapering to a point at the bottom. It is made of plywood, tightly bound with linen and hand-painted. The back of the shield is painted yellow and fitted with a pair of so-called enarmes (arm straps) and a longer shoulder strap, all made of thick, sturdy leather and tightly held in place with steel rivets. A leather padding nailed to the wood at arm level provides enhanced shock absorption.

Although this wooden shield may be slightly too light and thin for full contact, it is still a great accessory for light combat re-enactment, LARP, stage or TV/film and will make your transformation into a proud, noble knight or warrior just perfect. Besides, it also makes for a nice collectible of display piece for all English history and English heraldry enthusiasts.

Details:
- Material: plywood, linen, leather
- Height: approx. 71 cm
- Width (incl. curvature): approx. 48 cm
- Bend radius (depth): approx. 12cm
- Thickness: approx. 1 cm
- Weight: approx. 1.5 kg

Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.