The jedi were protectors of peace and Justice for over a 1000 years in the old Republic, before the dark times, before the Empire. During the fall of the Republic in the Clone Wars a shield such as this may well have come in handy for fighting those pesky Droidekas.
Star Wars has created a rich Universe with varied characters and diverse backstories that keep changing as time goes by. One of the more interesting are the Mandalorians who this shield was inspired by. Featuring the symbol of Mandalor this item is one for the true fan.