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Gladiator Shield

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Epic Armoury, Ancient
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You strike your sword against your Gladiator Shield, shouting alongside your legionaries outside the gates of Syracuse. Inside, their people are filled with terror, deafened by your army’s trumpets and noise. Arrows rain down and you and your fellow soldiers form a barrier with your shields.

There is nothing that can stop you. The design of your shield allows you to stand in close formation, advancing on their defenders and dispatching them quickly.

DETAILS

Epic Armoury’s Gladiator Shield is an rectangular latex shield inspired by Ancient Roman soldiers. Finished with a red body, metal brass rim and shield boss, this shield is sure to impress your fellow warriors on the battlefield.

Featuring a reliable and comfortable punch-grip, feel confident that this hard EVA foam and latex shield will withstand the continued abuse of a LARP with regular latex maintenance. Defend against your enemies and make this Gladiator Shield a part of your epic fighting style.

Available in Wood and Red.

HISTORY

  • Iron rim was sometimes used as a way to reinforce the shield
  • Used the Shield Boss--the round, convex piece of material at the centre of the shield--to deflect blows
  • Called a scutum in Latin
  • Evolved from the oval scutum version

Fitting guide

  • Strong latex coating on hard EVA foam, which does not flex in combat
  • Made from durable closed cell foam that does not shred
  • Handle is made of EVA foam and soft leather for a firm grip
  • High safety, approved by the top organizations

This product is handmade and hand-painted and therefore unique. As a result, when compared with similar item numbers, this product can have natural deviations in pattern, colour and shape, which are not considered defects or faults.
We produce our image material in a natural environment, where lighting and surroundings can affect colors and contrast. The displayed images may therefore appear different from the product you receive from us.

Measurements are all in cm if not stated otherwise.

Brand:

Epic Armoury

Universe:

Ancient

Product type:

Shield

Release date:

07/01/2014

Maintenance

All latex-coated products need a certain degree of maintenance. For this we recommend using maintenance silicone, which can be purchased separately in the LARP Accessories section. Epic Armoury Maintenance Silicone is an easy, spray-on application, 100% pure and acid-free making it safe to apply. We recommend using Maintenance Silicone on a regular basis. It maintains the latex-coat’s flexibility and prevents it from drying out, keeping the product wear and tear resistant.

Store your latex shield in a cool, dry environment. Use a simple sheet or towel lining to prevent it from touching a plastic or rubber surface to prevent your shield from adhering to other products.