"Medieval weaponry and armor including roman shields, arrows and swords started the trend to develop better safety equipments for the soldiers. They were great armor having a fashionable appeal. Soldiers used to feel dignified and heroic after putting on medieval armor marked with country or reign?s symbol. Shields were used extensively to safeguard against direct attacks as well as to attack the closer targets. There were two main kinds of roman shields. Rectangular shaped shields were used by infantry; circular or oval shaped shields were used by cavalry and the auxiliary. Shields gave an extra edge to Roman soldiers during Punic War against Carthaginian enemies. Because of its curved shape, it absorbs heavy blows. Its side slopes turn the blows and arrows away thus allowing the soldier to concentrate more upon making attacks. Stores dealing in medieval home decor or costal living items offer variety of shields but IR80709 Cross Shield is the most demanded model.
It comes in 15"" wide and 20"" tall size. The front side of shield features a black cross over bright shining background made of high quality polished steel. A slight dome is provided in the middle for IR80709 Cross Shield for extra protection. A comfortable vertical metal handle is provided to make the grip over it firm. The combination of white and black colors makes it a unique medieval decor item. Because of being elegant looking and also because of having gorgeous medieval look IR80709 Cross Shield has become popular as a unique medieval armor gift item also. "
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