Scottish Celtic Shields
As far as warriors go, it's difficult to match the ferocity of the Scotts and the Celts. Only the Vikings and their Norse berserkers came close (or surpassed) them in raw ferocity. Yet even with such brazen strength, both the Scotts and the Celts understood the use of a good shield, several of which are featured here in the Scottish and Celtic Shields category. Like the Vikings and many other warriors of their age, the Scottish and the Celtic warriors both favored the use of a wooden shield, if only because wood was easy to come by and metal was best reserved for the making of lethal weapons. In that regard, many of the shields you'll find in this category are authentic in shape and construction, many of which being made quality woods in a typical, easy-to-handle round shape. Shape and material alone don't give these shields cultural ties, though. Instead, they are defined as Scottish Shields or Celtic Shields because each and every one of the shields featured here possesses a remarkable and detailed design on its face that links back to either Scottish culture or Celtic culture. Many of the shields you'll find here are strong enough to be used as an actual shield in combat, although many of the Scottish and Celtic Shields you'll find here are also pretty enough that they would make incredible decorations, as well.
The preferred shield of the Highland warrior was the targe. Slightly smaller than the typical medieval round shield, this Brass Studded Scottish Targe is a reproduction of the Scottish shield, in all its impressive detail and adorned glory.
The Scottish Culloden Targe, as a restored recreation, is based on a historical piece that was captured during the Battle of Culloden in 1746, during the Jacobite Rising, and has since been kept in the Museum of Royal Armouries in the Tower of London.
Based on the design of the targe, this Brass Riveted Scottish Targe recreates the look and feel of this traditional Highland shield, while also featuring a distinctive and iconic design that makes it quite the impressive sight to see, too.
For those history buffs and cultural enthusiasts who want to celebrate some Scottish Highland style but have limited space to work with, this Miniature Scottish Targe is a gift from above, one that perfectly recreates the Highland shield in miniature.
The Round Celtic Harp Wooden Shield is a beautifully hand-painted shield featuring attractive Celtic designs alongside a simple harp. Made from smooth composite wood, this shield is strong enough to endure use while pretty enough to be a decoration.