This battle-ready Red Dragon Shield is made of 16 gauge thick steel which will protect you from poundings in reenactments and tournaments. This SCA shield comes with a choice of two 1 1/2 inch genuine thick leather straps already attached so you can use it right out of the box (extra charge) or a wall hanging chain. It is hand-painted and coated in polyurethane to protect the paint work. This impressive Red Dragon combat shield will impress all your fellow combatants. This shield is hand-painted by our skilled artists. Please allow 10-14 days to ship. Since this item is hand-painted it is treated as custom work and no returns are accepted. It is your responsibility to understand SCA combat rules and regulations. These rules and regulations vary from tournament to tournament and all standards are subject to interpretation by Tournament Marshall. For your own protection, do not use this or any other shield in any combat activity unless it is approved by SCA Officials prior to event.