Thistle Shield Boss
Thistle Shield Boss
Thistle Shield Boss
Thistle Shield Boss

Thistle Shield Boss


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This shield boss is made of stainless steel and is decorated with brass ring with etched pattern which is based on the traditional Scotish ornament with thistle, a traditional Scot and Celtic symbol associated with agressiveness, protection, and pride.

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 thistle 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

Made in Ukraine by ArmStreet