This small buckler is constructed from 18 gauge stainless steel rimmed with brass. The steel bar grip is brass-riveted and fitted with two wooden halves to improve the grip. A leather-cord lanyard allows the buckler to be easily hung from the belt or fitted around the wrist to prevent losing it in combat.
Though this buckler is small, these types of bucklers are more effective then they may appear. When held outstretched it still denies many angles of attack to the opponent and can easily be maneuvered into position. Its small size also makes it easy to strike an opponent and to use it as a secondary weapon when the opportunity presents itself.
Bucklers of these proportions were popular with travelers or urban citizens due to its compact size. They were also well-suited for archers, crossbowmen and other medieval missile and skirmishing troops who needed a compact defense to pair with a secondary melee weapon.