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HEMA Bucklers

We offer one of the best selections of Shield Bosses and Bucklers available for sale in the UK. Our shield bosses are great for re-enactment, for either replacing old damaged ones or for building completely new shields. Our huge selection of bucklers are constructed from 14, 16 and 18 gauge steel and are great for re-enactment or HEMA. Our bucklers are available in an array of different historically accurate styles and sizes. We have a choice of plain, fluted, plated and reinforced bucklers ranging from 9 to 15 inches. Our unusual Talhoffer Bucklers are based on those used in historical manuscripts. We also sell a range of 16 gauge Rotellas that are great for HEMA or re-enactment use.

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  • 8" Shield Boss 3 - 16 gauge

    Our Shield Boss is perfect for reenactors who are making or repairing their own shields.

    Outer diameter: 20.5cm
    Inner diameter: 13.5cm
    Depth: 6cm
    Thickness: 1.7mm
    Weight: 500g

    Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in its manufacture. The steel is untreated and may have rust. To protect the steel you may rub it with mineral or synthetic oil. 

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    Excl. Tax: £14.02 Incl. Tax: £16.82

  • 8” Shield Boss 2 - 16 gauge

    Our Shield Boss is perfect for reenactors who are making or repairing their own shields.

    Outer diameter: 20cm
    Inner diameter: 13.5cm
    Depth: 6cm
    Thickness: 1.5mm
    Weight: 450g

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

    Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in its manufacture. The steel is untreated and may have rust. To protect the steel you may rub it with mineral or synthetic oil. 

    Buy the 8” Shield Boss 2 - 16 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £14.02 Incl. Tax: £16.82

  • 20" Talhoffer Buckler - 16 gauge

    The "Talhoffer" buckler is well known from Talhoffer's "Fechtbuch" illustrations. The unusual curled holly-leaf shape, with its fluting and spikes, is a fairly radical departure from the norm but it serves well as a memento of this famous fight master.

    Diameter: 50.8cm 
    Weight: 1810g 
    Gauge: 16 Gauge

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £53.64 Incl. Tax: £64.37

  • 18" Talhoffer Buckler - 16 gauge

    Used from the 12th through to the 18th century, the buckler or small shield 6 to 18 inches in diameter achieved a deserved reputation as both a defensive and offensive arm. Indispensable in both classical rapier play and I.33 sparring, it has become an essential part of the modern swordsman`s equipment. This GDFB "Sparring-friendly" version of the Talhoffer buckler is flat, with fluting for strength and a reinforced rim. Construction is in 16gauge Steel. 

    Diameter: 50.9cm 
    Weight: 1700g 
    Gauge: 16 Gauge

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £35.76 Incl. Tax: £42.91

  • 12" Simple Buckler - 16 gauge

    This kind of buckle was commonly used as a complement of one-handed weapons from the Middle Ages until renaissance.

    Diameter: 31cm
    Plate thickness: 1.6mm
    Border thickness: 2.5mm

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

    Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used on its manufacturing. The steel is untreated and may have rust. To protect the steel you may rub it with mineral or synthetic oil. 

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    Excl. Tax: £28.73 Incl. Tax: £34.48

  • 9" Simple Buckler - 16 gauge

    Support defensive weapon widely used in Europe for people of all categories, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Its use has been recorded in various treatises of the time.

    Diameter: 23cm
    Plate thickness: 1.6mm
    Border thickness: 2.5mm
    Weight: 0.72 kg 

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

    Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in its manufacture. The steel is untreated and may have rust. To protect the steel you may rub it with mineral or synthetic oil. 

    Buy the 9” Simple Buckler – 16 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £24.84 Incl. Tax: £29.81

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