Buckler

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A buckler is a small shield, 15 to 45 cm (6 in to 18 in) in diameter, gripped in the fist; it was generally used as a companion weapon in hand-to-hand combat, as its size made it poor protection against missile weapons (e.g., arrows) but useful in deflecting the blow of an opponent's sword or mace. There are two major forms of medievally documented bucklers. The first is a simple round shield with the fist positioned directly behind the boss with a variety of shapes of face and depths of rim. These could also have projections from the top and bottom or serrated rings around the boss. The second major form is a corrugated rectangle.[1]

Variations

Item Rare Incomplete
Blighted silverwillow buckler false
Buckler (crafted) false
Circular buckler false
Coruscated scale buckler false
Dark gold ironwood buckler embossed with a snarling silver tiger false true
Dark ironwood buckler painted with a field of seven-pointed stars false
Dark ironwood buckler stenciled with the image of a grinning white skull false true
Deep bronze buckler engraved with an ebony panther false
Icy-white ironwood buckler featuring a dark grey stormcloud false true
Leather-covered buckler (1) false
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References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckler

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