This buckler by Windlass Steelcrafts is perfect for Historical European Martial Arts and medieval reenactment. The buckler is a small shield used in sword and shield combinations in close combat during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It protected poorly from arrows and projectiles, but was perfect for blocking enemy movement and deflecting blows in close combat. This buckler has 8 ribs reminiscent of the sun's rays. The ribs are perfect in close combat to block the enemy's weapon. In the centre is an integrated shield boss with a diameter of 12.7 cm. This allows you to hit the opponent or limit his movements. It has a unique hand-forged finish to make it look antique. This buckler has a wooden grip so you can hold it well while sword fighting. A great buckler for medieval sword fighting, medieval reenactment and with a medieval costume. Also nice for home decoration and for your own medieval armory.
Material: mild steel 18 gauge (1,2 mm), wood
Diameter: 30,48 cm
Shield boss diameter: 12,7 cm
Lengte handvat: 10,16 cm
Weight: 0,8 kg
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 1000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result."