The primary use for a buckler shield is to protect the sword hand. The curved center makes it easy to use to deflect blows from a sword. If directly attacked by an assailant punching with this shield with its flat face or its rim can do some serious damage to your opponent. Buckler shields were also widely used by Archers in the middle Ages. Nimble and light, a buckler was impractical for defense against speedy things like arrows but if they had to engage in close combat the buckler shield was the weapon of choice usually paired with a short sword. This shield was useful in grappling where it allows an opponent's arms to be easily wrapped up and controlled. This buckler has a fluted design and is crafted from one solid piece of iron with a polished finish to reduce glare and prevent rusting. Like its ancient cousins, it is light, efficient, and easy to wield, which means that the wielder has to use less energy to bring the shield to bear.
This buckler has an approximate diameter of 12 inches. The handle is made from forged iron and riveted down with wood.
- 16 Gauge Iron Construction
- Wood Handle
- Dimensions: 12 x 12 inch
- Steel Material: 16 Gauge, Polished
- Handle Material: Forged Iron, Wood