This Talhoffer style buckler is made from riveted 16 gauge steel that has been blackened. It is lighter than many of our other bucklers because it is made from thinner 16 gauge steel – many of our other bucklers are thicker 14 gauge steel. A lighter buckler will wear less on your arm after a long sport combat session. The buckler has a riveted strip of metal and wood on the reverse for a grip.
This devilish looking buckler is taken right from the pages of Hans Talhoffers Fechtbuch – a 15th century fighting manual. This buckler is certainly different in form from the standard round buckler – its boss is large and raised – perhaps to make it even better to punch the foe in close. Its edges terminate in a series of spiked angles strengthened with fluted ridges – these could be used to woefully strike an enemy as the force of the blow would be concentrated on a single point. Whatever its intended design, the Talhoffer Buckler is an undeniably aggressive looking defense tool – one that may well double as an effective weapon in its own right.