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Catalogue of European Buckler
Catalogue of European Buckler

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This catalogue is an excerpt from "The Medieval and Renaissance Buckler“, the standard reference work for European bucklers or shields.

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 relevant details.

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.

About the Author

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 manuscripts.

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