This Soldier’s Buckler is from the Windlass Steelcrafts Battlecry collection. Small shields like this were useful in hand-to-hand combat during the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Its size made it poor protection against missile weapons like arrows and spears, but useful in deflecting the blow of an opponent’s weapons, binding his arms, or hindering his movements.
Designed specifically to be used and made from 1065 high carbon steel with a darkened, battle-hardened finish and tempering to a low 50s RC. This fist shield has gone through rigorous testing. The hands-on nature of the manufacturing by master smiths makes this line unique. The 3″ boss is riveted to the shield. The handle is steel with wood grips.
- Diameter: 12-1/4″
- Wt: 2 lbs / 6.8 oz