Medium-sized 18 gauge steel dished round shield, more properly a rotella (Italian) or rodela (Spanish) or target (English). These were the favored shield of the Spanish military sword and buckler fighters - larger than the civilian buckler, small enough to be quickly wielded in a fast aggressive style. It was soldiers armed with targets such as these under the command of Gonzalvo de Cordoba who defeated the Hapsburg-Valois pike formations in the Italian wars. Used throughout the 16th century and into the 17th century. This rotella features a reinforced rim, leather forearm strap, and a rigid grip. It is painted gloss black on the inside and outside.
size: 21 3/4"
weight: 5 lb 14.5 oz