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Hurstwic - A great primer on the Viking Age battle shield, it's design, construction and use in battle.

The 'Viking Shield' from Archaeology - What we know about the Viking Shield, and how we know it.

Saxon Shield on Facebook - My companion Facebook page.

Leatherhelms - Doug Lais does with leather helms like I do with shields, with many options available.

Cunnan - Some notes on shield construction as it relates to re-enactment groups.

Regia Anglorum Master-at-Arms Regulations - With a section on acceptable shield specifications.

The Ravens Warband -  Reconstruction as an aid to interpretation: The Anglo-Saxon shield

Shields & Shoes - Offers similar shield building services in the UK.

Higgins Armory Sword Guild - Learn to use your shield with sword, axe, and spear.

Viking Weapons and Combat Techniques,  by William R. Short - Good Reading!

Windrose Armoury - A wide variety of shields in aircraft aluminum, if you're into that sort of thing...

The Mercenaries Medieval Combat Guild - Offers some advice for beginners - A Resource for Historic Arms and Armour Collectors

Weapons that Made Britain - The Shield - Part One - Part Two - Part Three - Part Four - Part Five -

Part Six - Part Seven - Part Eight - Part Nine

Raymond's Quiet Press - Reproduction bronze castings, buckles, strap ends, etc.

Personal Equipment and Fighting Techniques Among the Anglo-Saxon Population in Northern Europe During the Middle Ages

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