Shields
 
Shields: There is some debate as to the meaning of the shape of the shield. Most historians agree that the shape was usually determined by the time period and geographic region. The shape is not a part of the official blazon, so modern heraldry artists choose shapes to suit the design. Some of the most commonly used designs are shown here.
 
Classic
Continental
Angled
Curved
Edged
Badge
Elegant
Ornate
Beveled
Ornamental
Beveled Edge
 
Marks of Cadency
 
Tinctures & Composition
 
Popular Ways to Divide a Shield
 
Various Shield Backgrounds