This shield boss is made of stainless steel and is decorated with brass ring with etched pattern which is based on the traditional Germanic and Norse ornament with dragons. The dragon is one of the most known characters in germanic mythology, a dangerous, malevolent, and terrifying creature - right what your enemies have to see at the very last moment of their life. What a great choice for the uncompromising warrior!
A umbo or shield boss must be installed on a wood or metal frame to build a shield. Used to protect the hand of the user, it's the central piece of any center grip shield, such as the one used through history by various groups such as the Norse vikings, germanic tribes, Roman legionnaries, Celts or Scots. From round shields to scutums, bucklers, and oval shields, umbos were used to reinforce the center of the shield against big blows, as well as a blugeon to punch and push. The thickness of this umbo makes it viable not only for LARP and reenactment, but also for SCA combat.
Armstreet creates top of the line equipment, handmade in Ukraine. Perfect for LARP, historical reenactment, SCA, and Live Blade.
- Stainless steel: appr. 14 ga (2 mm)
- Etched brass: appr. 18 ga (1 mm)
- Hot-forged stainless steel
- Etched brass decorated with dragon ornament
- All the rivets are included
- Plate diameter: 9 1/2 inches (24 cm)
- Sphere (fist bulb) diameter: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)
Made in Ukraine by ArmStreet