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.

Antique Copper Shield Boss
Antique Copper Shield Boss

item # HW-700068

The Antique Copper Shield Boss adds extra defense and historical style to reenactment and prop shields. The round boss has a raised center surrounded by a wide edge with small round cut-outs for easier attaching to your shield.

$18.00 Add to cart
Brass Shield Boss
Brass Shield Boss

item # HW-700070

Accent your shield with the Brass Shield Boss for historical style and defensive capability. This round shield boss has a raised center for better deflecting blows. Holes dot the wide rim for more easily attaching to a larger shield.

$33.00 Add to cart
Brass Square Roman Shield Boss
Brass Square Roman Shield Boss

item # AH-6753

A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Brass Square Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own shields.

$68.00 Add to cart
Decorative Square Roman Shield Boss
Decorative Square Roman Shield Boss

item # AH-6750

A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Decorative Square Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own shields.

$99.00 Add to cart
Embossed Brass Roman Shield Boss
Embossed Brass Roman Shield Boss

item # AH-6755

A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Embossed Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.

$113.00 Add to cart
Forged Viking Boss - Natural
Forged Viking Boss – Natural

item # HW-700478

For those wanting to make your own shield, a boss is a great addition. Use the Forged Viking Boss with the natural finish to create historical look. Deflect enemy blows with this boss on any medieval, Viking, or fantasy shield.

$19.00 Add to cart
Forged Viking Boss - Polish
Forged Viking Boss – Polish

item # HW-700478P

Improve the defensive strength of your shield with the Polished Forged Viking Boss. This steel boss helps to deflect enemy blows in battle. It is a great piece for DIY projects and looks wonderful on a variety of historical shields.

$19.00 Add to cart
Historic Shield Boss
Historic Shield Boss

item # MH-MI1262

Add the Historic Shield Boss to round shields for help deflecting blows, or attach it to plain shields for extra detail and interest. This mild steel shield boss is great for custom building your own historic reenactment shield.

$19.00 Add to cart
Medieval Shield Boss
Medieval Shield Boss

item # MH-MI1261

Equip your favorite round shield with the Medieval Shield Boss to help deflect the blows of enemies or just to add a little interest to an otherwise plain shield. This round, unadorned shield boss is practical, versatile, and sleek.

$19.00 Add to cart
Polished Steel Shield Boss
Polished Steel Shield Boss

item # HW-700456

Up the defensiveness of your favorite shield with the Polished Steel Shield Boss. This 16 gauge steel boss has a round, raised center and a hammered texture throughout. Its polished finish makes this medieval shield piece shine.

$17.00 Add to cart
Roman Brass Shield Boss
Roman Brass Shield Boss

item # AH-6752

A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Roman Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.

$68.00 Add to cart
Round Brass Shield Boss
Round Brass Shield Boss

item # AH-6751

A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Round Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own round shields.

$67.00 Add to cart