HEMA Buckler

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A HEMA buckler made of steel, plastic and wood. This HEMA gear is dedicated for one-hand sword fighting.

This type of HEMA shield has a diameter of around 30 cm. It is a perfect HEMA gear for trainings and tournament competitions like sword and buckler.

Our HEMA Buckler consists of three parts:

  • a round shield of plastic
  • a bowed, semicircular umbo of an inner diameter of approx. 16,6 cm, made of steel
  • a handle made of an elm wood, finished with Danish oil

A HEMA Buckler is a very durable sword fighting gear thanks to high quality of materials used and the umbo of 2 mm thickness. The bowl is mounted to the shield with 8 rivets. Base of this part makes an interesting octagonal shape. The wooden handle is profiled which gives a comfortable grip. There is also enough space for bigger, heavier HEMA gloves (like our „Lobsters”).


Short history of a buckler
A buckler in the past was used as a side arm, attached to a belt during fight. Together with a one-hand sword, it was an item which had its prime time in the 13th century. In general, it was used between the 11th and the 17th centuries.

Such sword fighting „set” was used mostly by knights, but sometimes also by lower-class archers, Hussite merceneries, or Landsknechts.

The buckler also played a decorative role in a civil costume. Together with a sword attached to a belt caused a humming sound during walking, which was very fashionable in these times.

Sources on SPES HEMA Buckler
An example of sword and buckle fight is presented in "Walpurgis Fechtbuch" (MS I.33 or I.33). The tretise is kept in Royal Armouries in Leeds. Pages present two characters – a priest and a learner in monastic dresses. Last two pages present a priest fighting a woman – a title Walpurgis. It is assumed that the master presented in the treatise is a former soldier who only dressed up as the priest.

Additional informations


Outer diameter: ~ 30 cm
Inner diameter: ~ 16,6 cm
Depth: ~ 19 cm
Umbo height: ~ 6,5 cm
Weight: ~ 1280 g
All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.


Main features of our HEMA Buckler

  • perfect size of the shield – 30 cm
  • umbo made of durable 2,5 mm thickness steel
  • wooden handle finished with Danish oil
  • profiled handle which makes the buckler compatible with any type of gloves
  • historical shape and look
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