In medieval times, knights were valiant men of action bound by a code of chivalry to serve God and Country. Of course, they needed help getting into all that bulky armor and saving damsels in distress. This is where the humble squire came into play. They were often young nobles boys who aspired to become knights themselves one day. Many squires trained with wooden swords and a Wooden Knight's Shield just like this replica to get them ready for the day when the king's sword would one day anoint their shoulders.
Seasonal Renaissance festivals and medieval fairs give people a great excuse to dress up in their favorite costumes. Many choose to show up as a knight, squire or ranger complete with all the accessories. One problem though is that most of these fairs require you to tie any swords or other weapons in a peace knot, which spoils the look. Though there are no rules against carrying a cool Wooden Knight's Shield like this one. Perfect for anyone in a wayward warrior costume, or a LARPer who's ready for action!