I decided to make a buckler out of sheet metal for one of my friends who is very interested in Monster Hunter, a Action/Adventure/RPG that involves fighting massive monster with awesome weapons. This is the start of one particular sword and shield from the game.
18"x18" 18 gauge sheet metal
18"x18" poster board
2 strips of sheet metal 2-3 inches wide and about 8 inches long. I used 18 gauge again.
I made this using a variety of tools at Techshop RDU
. Awesome place would seriously recommend going at least once.
I also just finished a Helmet that goes with this seen here