And don't just say "It's based on Excalibur (or whatever sword or culture)" I want a detailed response on the design. Also try not to say "It looks cool so there doesn't need to be some complicated backstory of some culture's history".
Edit: A downvote, a comment about what more could I want from a sword and shield, and a 1 minute copy-pasted short answer from the Bulbapedia page I read before asking. Now all that's missing is a flag (JK, this is a serious question)
Edit 2: After acknowledging -1 votes I get +1. lol
Edit 3: I gave BA but if there are anyone who can explain what these circles on the shield mean or anything it would be appreciated