One Viking Iron Boss in a Viking Round Shield of Encircling Leather. At the centre of the Viking shield's was a circular hole covered by a more-or-less hemispherical iron boss of ~15 cm diameter (including flange), which enclosed the hand grip. The iron of the dome was fairly thick (3-5 mm), though the flange was somewhat thinner. Tough stuff!

One Viking Iron Boss in a Viking Round Shield of Encircling Leather. At the centre of the Viking shield's was a circular hole covered by a more-or-less hemispherical iron boss of cm diameter (including flange), which enclosed the hand grip. The iron of

Dayak War Shield | Borneo, Indonesia | Wood with natural pigment color | 19th century

Dayak War Shield from Borneo, Indonesia. Wood with natural pigment color.

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