THE DEAD SHALL BE DELIVERED BY YOUR SHIELD
Epic Armoury’s Sleipnir Iarla Shield is a 70 cm round latex shield that will be your companion to Hel and back. You fear no heroic and dangerous quest with your Iarla Shield at your side! Inspired by early Vikings and Saxons, this Live Action Role Play (LARP) safe shield is carved from EVA foam to look like true wood. Coated in a layer of durable latex, it features a wood grain texture on both the front and back–something that makes this shield truly unique and perfect for a truly immersive look. You can even find small sculpted nails hammered into the braces, because attention to detail is so important.
This shield has been hand painted, with white and black stripes and a ring of red Norse-inspired horses decorating its face. 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.
Available in 70 cm and 80 cm sizes.
THE BEST OF ALL HORSES
- Iarla is the Irish word for ‘Earl,’ which makes it perfect for higher ranking warriors in your tribe
- Sleipnir was an eight-legged horse ridden by Odin in Norse mythology, and in some stories it was responsible for carrying the dead to the otherworld
- 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