I had high expectations with this shield, it's a gift for my son, to match a new Cap helmet and suit for his impending Birthday. When it arrived I was not disappointed. The finish is excellent, the size is 1:1 and the weight is perfect too, not too heave or too light. My son is early teen and Autistic, he LOVES Cap, who is his fav Marvel Character, this is going to blow him away as he gets into character. I know he won't get tired holding onto the shield even though it is big.