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Rooted in Ancient History, but Built for the 21st Century, Adept Armor Introduces the NovaSteel Ballistic Buckler


Adept Armor’s NovaSteel Buckler shield fills the gap left by contemporary body armor and helmet systems.

Tulsa, Okla. (January 2023) – Adept Armor, an armor system engineering firm, has just released its new NovaSteel Buckler Shield. The lightweight ballistic shield offers rapidly deployable protection for the vulnerable parts of the face, neck, upper torso, and arms. As such, it quite literally fills the gap left by contemporary body armor systems. Easy to stow, carry, and use – and compatible with a wide variety of lights and other accessories – the NovaSteel Buckler provides a reliable defense from a handgun, edged weapon, blunt impact weapon, and animal attacks, and can double as an extremely effective compliance weapon. It is especially well-suited for use in home defense scenarios.

“The buckler is not a new concept. It is so old that its origins are lost to history,” commented Jake Ganor, President of Adept Armor. “As firepower came to dominate warfare in the 16th and 17th centuries, bucklers gradually fell out of favor and eventually disappeared entirely. We have brought it back with the NovaSteel Buckler because its form makes it a uniquely useful and versatile implement today – especially when it is made of advanced ballistic steel alloy.”

Weighing in at just 3 lbs., the NovaSteel Buckler offers a Level IIIA/VPAM-3 protection. Constructed from an advanced alloy, it features a rugged and durable handle, a nylon carry strap, a Velcro patch for ID or light, and an optional lightweight LED shield light with a strobe function. The ambidextrous ability of the NovaSteel Buckler Shield allows it to be easily switched between hands when in combat and can be used by both left and right-handed users.

Though relatively small at 12.2 in. in diameter, the NovaSteel Buckler Shield is designed to be held away from the body, and as such, it can protect a significantly larger area than its size conveys. Held properly, at arm’s length, it offers a much larger area of protection than most armor plates or vests and can protect typically unarmored areas, like the neck and face. The NovaSteel Buckler is light enough to benefit from its user’s autonomic startle-flinch response, and, with some training, can reliably be properly positioned to protect its wearer from harm.

As the bucklers of olden times were designed to be used alongside the sword, so the NovaSteel Buckler Shield is designed to be used alongside a handgun. Supported on the NovaSteel Buckler Shield’s flat shoulder, handguns are stabilized, and the user’s most vulnerable parts are covered and protected. Furthermore, the NovaSteel Buckler Shield can be used as an offensive weapon in its own right, and particularly excels as a non-lethal compliance weapon. It was designed with this use in mind. MSRP is $195.

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2 Responses to “Rooted in Ancient History, but Built for the 21st Century, Adept Armor Introduces the NovaSteel Ballistic Buckler”

  1. the hun says:

    A dinner plate (on your knees uhm thighs) adapter….
    eating like you are used to in front of your tv…just evrywhere…

  2. Rob says:

    The handle on this is very uncomfortable, and difficult to maintain a solid grip on due to it’s width. Other than that, it’s a solid piece of hardware.