Width: 18 inches
Thickness: 1 inchOrigin: Hyrule, 1998 (release date of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
Nothing like an indestructible shield to help save the Princess.
Throughout the history of Legend of Zelda video games, Link has always had an ultimate shield. Starting with the magical shield in the original game, the one thing these master shields had in common is that they didn't burn. Poor link always started with a small wooden shield that would manage to stop flying boulders, but one fireball and it was gone. (This could really eat up the rupees buying replacements if you weren't careful.) Once he got the master shield there was no stopping him.
The version of this shield that is becoming the most popular design is the Hylian Shield. This design is the traditional shield used by the Knights of Hyrule and has changed little since it first appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in 1998. Each shield used for Link in the games since then have included the TriForce at top and the Hylian Crest underneath.