The first examples of these shields appeared in the XIII century but the origin of the name is still unclear. It is supposed that the name “tarch” comes from the Arabic word “daraka” which means “to overtake”. According to another version, the name comes from the Italian phrase “tergum tauricum” (“the skin of a bull”). By the end of the XIV century, the shape of these shields evolved from round and oval to triangular.
We created this reliable tarch shield to let you move fast in combat and stay protected. Its optimal weight (2.5 kg) allows you to run, dodge and parry the opponents’ strikes more efficiently. The shield is suitable for both novices and seasoned knights. It is made of thick wood, canvas and leather edging.