A small shield cannot be wielded by bards, mages, monks, sorcerers and thieves. Druids can wield this type of shield, despite the in-game statistics describing the opposite in Baldur's Gate (game) and Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. This item also appears in Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and this also appears in Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. It's sold at most armor shops throughout all games.
In Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate: EE, it's available in three different colors, but in Shadows of Amn, it has completely different looks.
|“||A small shield is usually round and is carried on the forearm, gripped with the shield hand. Its light weight as compared to a medium shield permits the user to carry other items in that hand, although he cannot wield or carry another weapon.||”|