I handled one of these at FA 2012 and even used it in the sword & buckler tournament. Cold Steel typically "overdesigns" their stuff, which isn't necessarily a bad thing when it comes to a buckler! This buckler is 1/2 inch polycarb and weighs in at about 2 lbs, making it comparable in weight to a light steel buckler. But I bet a 9 mm bullet wouldn't go through it! It has a nice handle that allows for good thumb placement. And I don't think you can beat the price! I did a little shopping around on-line and found it here:http://www.knifecenter.com/item/CS92BKP ... ing-sheild
Here are the specs from the Cold Steel website:http://www.coldsteel.com/mebu.html
I'm wishing I had picked up one from Hal at the event, you know...just to have around.
Keith P. Myers
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