The Gothic Green Dragon Shield is a solid functional shield made of 1/2” thick composite wood (which provides a smoother finish and stronger shield than plywood) with a beveled edge. Dual leather straps are used to secure the arm along the back. Hand painted with a green dragon on a yellow back ground and finished with stainless steel studs around the rim. The shield has also been applied with several coats of varnish to further protect and preserve it from wear.