Constructed of solid 16 gauge steel, our 11" buckler has a rolled edge and a single solid handle.
Our buckler opts for a convex domed design with no central boss. This follows many early small shield designs as well as several historical buckler examples from Turkey (kalkan), India (dhal), Sumatra (peurise awe), and Spain (rodela). This shape places the hand a bit further back and leaves room for all hand sizes with or without gloves. It also gives excellent versatility in sword and buckler technique.
The buckler was a common and widely used small hand shield for closer hand-to-hand combat. Though it offered poor protection to missile attacks compared to it's larger contemporaries, the buckler was very effective at deflecting an opponents weapon as well as being a light bludgeoning weapon itself. It was revered for its small size and maneuverability in light bladed combat and remained popular from c. 1100s to 1600s.
Diameter: 11" / Depth: 2"
Grip: Length - 4.5" / Diameter - 1"
Total Depth: 3"
Weight: 36.5 oz / 2.3 lbs