A thegn, or thane, is a soldier that has raised their rank through active service. A latin word that translates to "miles", it signified how much active duty the thane had actually done for their leige. Over time it changed meaning to simply become the local lord, and was eventually replaced in usage by the term "baron".
Like a Tidal Wave
Epic Armoury’s Blue/White Thegn Shield is a 70 cm round latex shield ideal for coastal raids and offensive fighting. Descend upon new lands in the name of your king or queen, crashing down upon their shores like the force of a tidal wave. Your great deeds will bring renown to your ruler’s reign--and reinforce their belief in your unyielding loyalty. Inspired by early Vikings and Saxons, this Live Action Role Play (LARP) safe shield is carved from EVA foam to look like true wood trimmed with vegan leather. Coated in a layer of durable latex, it features a wood grain texture on both the front and back. This attention to detail makes this shield truly unique and perfect for a fully immersive look. Even small sculpted nails appear to be hammered into the braces!
This shield has been hand painted to look like natural wood with a white and blue spiral decorating its face. The paint has been artistically done to appear worn and aged, perfect for your gritty fantasy game or on the television screen. Its slight convex shape and the metallic-painted boss on the front provides an edge in combat, and its reliable punch-grip fits comfortably in your hand thanks to its suede wrap and shape. Keep your shield in great condition with regular latex maintenance.
As scene on TV, the new round, punch grip shield from Epic Armoury isn't just a premium paint job, covering both the front and back. It has a newly designed, reinforced punch grip handle to last even longer, and has leather around the edges to ensure the longest lasting foam shields yet!
In the Service of the King
- Thegn is the Old English word for ‘servant,’ and was used to describe a class of noblemen below the king
- Thegn was also previously used to describe a soldier under the king’s service
- The Shield Boss--the round, convex piece of material at the centre of the shield--was used to deflect blows
- Round wooden style was predominantly used in the early European Middle Ages using light, non-splintering wood such as linden, fir, alder or poplar
|Width:||80cm diameter, 70cm diameter|
|Material:||Leather, EVA, Latex|
|Maintenance:||Treat with Silicone Maintenance Spray after each use for best results|