This catalogue is an excerpt from "The Medieval and
Renaissance Buckler“, the standard reference work for European bucklers
This detailed catalogue brings together over 50
extant bucklers from several museums and collections. Each buckler is
presented with complete measurements and several photographs showing all
A short introduction to the definition and typology of bucklers completes this catalogue.
This is the most comprehensive catalogue of extant bucklers, giving insights into these little-known types of shields.
Herbert Schmidt is the foremost authority on the
European buckler. He has been studying this particular type of shield
for over two decades both academically and in its practical application.
Schmidt is giving talks and seminars across Europe. As founder of Ars Gladii he is also an accomplished
martial artist reconstructing medieval techniques based on extant