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Tatar shield with off-axis grip

With this type of hold, the hand may tire earlier than, for example, holding the shield in the axis. Nevertheless, this fact is balanced by the high maneuverability of the shield in all directions, no matter whether you are defending yourself or attacking.


A luxurious shield made of linden wood composed of several layers of thin slats. By crossing the slats, a structure similar to plywood is created, which, however, is lighter and yet very strong. The structure of the wood is left on the inside of the shield, which forms a beautiful striped mosaic.

This type of shield is standardly covered with rawhide on the front and the same around the edge. The edge is thus covered with two layers of rawhide, which provides a superior protection. The rawhide edges are normally stitched with rawhide string (a strip of rawhide), but it is possible to arrange for the edge to be attached with artificial tendon, which makes the shield look even better. The rawhide is in a natural color, but it is possible to stain it with a shade of brown or another color upon agreement.

The thickness of the wooden body is approx. 12 mm, the total thickness with the raw material is approx. 14 mm.

The linden wood handle is covered with leather for a better grip and beautiful appearance.

The inner side of the shield is impregnated with beeswax, which gives the shield a beautiful shiny surface and an unmistakable scent, but mainly this layer protects it from dirt and water.

The weight of the entire shield is about 3.5 kg with a body diameter of 65 cm.

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Additional parameters and prices

Price of the standard shield is CZK 8,500 (raw material on the front plus on the edges, linden handle covered with leather, inner side impregnated with beeswax).

The diameter of the shield can be chosen from 55 to 70 cm. It is also possible to make a larger shield (up to 80 cm), but due to the difficulty of production and material consumption, the price is higher (it depends on the chosen size). 

Edge fitting raises the price by CZK 500 (equipping the edges with a 2 mm thick steel strip, instead of the edges to be covered with a strip of rawhide).

Leather strap for shoulder carrying made of quality leather with a buckle: CZK 400.

It is possible to attach a metal hand-forged boss (2 mm thick sheet metal), which will increase the cost of the shield by CZK 500.


Any further modifications are subject to individual agreement.


Upon agreement, it is also possible to produce a thinner shield with a thickness of a wooden body of approx. 9 mm, which is particularly well suited for LARPs.


Our shields are fully functional combat shields designed for tough clashes. However, since they are made of natural materials (wood, leather), they are not indestructible and require some care. Although the shield is impregnated with wax, it is not completely waterproof. If the shield gets wet, let it dry slowly at room temperature (not quickly, e.g. near a stove or even a campfire). Shields are best stored in a dry environment at approximately room temperature. Rawhide on the front lasts a long time, but it is not bulletproof. If the shield takes a direct hit with a heavy veapon to the center, it is quite possible that the raw material will give way. Such types of attack are rather recommended to be pushed aside. Shields are not built to withstand long-term pressure (e.g. sitting). The metal parts of the shields can start to corrode in a humid environment, so after each battle we recommend treating the metal parts with a suitable agent (silicone oil or any other suitable oil...). We also recommend cleaning the shield from mud and other debris after each battle.

By following these simple principles, we believe that the shield will serve you faithfully and bravely in many battles.

We also offer service for all our shields. But before sending the shield for repair, please contact us first (and ideally send photos of the damage) so that we can make an arrangement.

If there is anything wrong with the shield or if a manufacturing defect occurs during the warranty period, please do not hesitate to contact us. It will surely be possible to solve it for all of us to be satisfied.

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