By: Windlass Steelcrafts
As the Middle Ages gave way to the Renaissance, wood shields gradually yielded in popularity to steel shields, such as this round, steel buckler. A terrific asset for mercenaries in crashing through lines of pikemen, this shield was easily maneuverable and strong. Made in India of 18 gauge steel with a rolled edge and leather grips. Popular from the late 15th until well into the 17th century. Diameter-23 1/8 inch * Wt.-6 lbs.
5/5 average from 18 reviews
Rated by people who own this product
"Very good. Padding might be a suggestion for the manufacturer." -Collin (4/5)
"The metal is good on the shield, but it is painted black on the inside. The straps aren't great but it's easy to replace them with better quality ones." -Wayne (4/5)
"With the exception of a rather rude revelation that, with a shield on my forearm, something arrives at my face about a foot sooner than it does otherwise, it's great. It looks good on the wall, feels good in my hands, and hopefully will serve me well. (I am looking into historical fencing) I do have a minor problem with my forearm being a little too snug in the larger arm loop, but I don't think you could change that without making it too loose for others. It's a beautiful shield and well worth the price I think. If I had to change any one thing, I would probably go for a steel and wood hand grip, with the leather arm loop adjustable by buckle. " -Joseph (5/5)
"nice, little weight but rugged " -Jeremiah (5/5)
"Being made from 18 gauge (not 16 gauge) steel, it isn't as strong as I would have hoped. It does it's job admirably however, but if you fight hard the shield will dent and bend." -Foster (4/5)
Reliks Response - Information has been updated to reflect the manufacturing change.
"It's a good blocking size, smooth, a bit thin to take axe hits though." -Eric (4/5)
"The straps on the back are not adjustable, which is a bit of a down side, but overall, GREAT!" -Kevin (4/5)
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