Shields were the oldest form of protection and used to block injury from weapons. They could also be used as a bludgeoning weapon. The shield could also display symbols as a form of recognition, especially necessary for the medieval knights on the battlefield and in tournaments. Over time the shield became smaller, eventually disappearing as it became unnecessary.
Known as the greatest king of the Crusades, Richard the Lionheart’s emblem is depicted in brass on this all steel shield from Marto of Spain. The edges have been accented with polished brass, along with heavy rivets. Comes with hanging chain attached.
This Soldier’s Buckler is from Windlass Steelcrafts Battlecry collection. Designed specifically to be used and made from 1065 high carbon steel with a darkened, battle-hardened finish and tempering to a low 50's RC. This fist shield has gone through rigorous testing. The hands-on nature of the manufacturing by master smiths makes this line unique. Includes custom packaging and certificate of authenticity signed by each smith that touched your shield through every step of the forging process.