Viking shields were made with planks of wood fastened together side by side. It was normally covered in some type of animal skin, with an iron boss in the center. The edge would be rimmed with more hide or iron. The shield was meant to be chewed up as a fight went on. When a warrior struck it with an ax or sword it could be caught in the shield, then it only requires a simple twist to disarm the enemy. This shield was especially good against arrows. The shield was a critical part in Viking battle strategy. Vikings were known for employing shield walls in large-scale combat.
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