The primary duty of a shield is to protect. Shield bosses were designed to help protect a shield-wielder even more by deflecting the blows of a blade from the center of the shield. Typically made of metal, shield bosses have been used since the prehistoric ages. We offer a selection of shield bosses based on those of ancient Rome and the Middle Ages that can be attached to many typical shield types. Many of these shield bosses are carefully crafted by hand. The perfect addition to almost any shield, these shield bosses are great for reenactment or for adding extra interest to the front of your favorite shield.