Although the existence of buckler is not very well known, it was very widely used in its day. It was a simple yet effective weapon that when combined with a sword, made a swordsman a much more dangerous opponent. There were five primary uses which recognized the bucklers small size and maneuverability: Hand protection, Deflector, Blinder, "Metal fist", Binder. Its small size was very useful in deflecting the blow of swords or large fighting knives. Constructed of 16 gauge iron with a natural finish the Infantry Battle Ready 16g Buckler Shield would give the user a clear advantage over other opponents.
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