This battle-ready Hospitaller Knight 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 Hospitaller combat shield will truly fit right in on the field of battle and looks like an authentic medieval shield! This shield is hand-painted by our skilled artists.