This is one of those things that you don't think you need until you absolutely need it. Meant for centre grip shields, this stalwart little guard protects your thumb and fingertips from things like shield hooks and stray shots that get behind your defence. These are especially useful for narrower centre boss shields like ovals and squares, but even round shield users suffer from the occasional shield hook gone awry.
If you have ever had your day ended by a crushed thumb or broken finger, you will understand the importance of a guard like this. I've seen a fighter's Crown tournament compromised due to a crushed thumb. Don't let that happen to you.
As with all my products, this piece is made from high density polyethylene. Vacuum formed from .220” textured sheet, it weighs less than 30g (around 1oz) for a combination of strength and durability that won’t weigh your shield down.
As a side note, I was inspired to make this thumb guard after watching a particularly vigorous shield hook by a fellow named Jorgen. Unfortunately, it resulted in the end of his opponent's day from a crushed thumb, which Jorgen felt terrible about. Jorgen's a good guy; buy a guard so he can fight you with all the shield hooking vigour he can muster :)
SPECIAL: this little guard is 50% off with the full price purchase of anything in my shop. Just use the discount code JORGENGUARD at checkout and the buy one, get one discount will automatically be applied in your cart. Unfortunately, Shopify won't let me apply multiple discounts to an order, so if you have a different discount code, you won't be able to use this one.