Talk:Norman shield

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Conrad :: please feel free to delete anything you want rid of. I've rather gone on a bit.
--Simoncursitor 09:05, 6 Apr 2005 (CDT)

In the spirit of wiki's I don't see anything that needs to be deleted. I may get around to rewording a little, but it's all good information and should stay. I also intend to get around to writing something about its use in SCA combat. Most articles on Cunnan are too short anyway. Conrad Leviston 18:54, 8 Apr 2005 (CDT)

Thanks, I think this does add in the spirit of what i was trying to say - I deleted because I had gotten too far into unfounded speculation and couldn't find a line to take it back to. Tiff 23:15, 12 Apr 2005 (CDT)

15th Century Norman shields? Can someone direct me to a reference for that?


anonymous edit: " however the main point (no pun intended) of the sharp end was to allow it to be driven into the ground. This meant that several men side by side could form a very rigid barrier." Do we have any substantiation for this? Especially since this seems to have been the shield of choice of mounted knights?Tiff
Seems a little odd, especially considering their size would be reduced further and expose the head etc. I have never heard any mention of such a thing and cannot see much point in it.--User 144 19:15, 14 August 2006 (EST)
Certainly doesn't ring any bells with anything I have ever heard -- if "anonymous user" wants to substantiate this, I'd be interested, otherwiseI feel a "revert" coming on -- Simoncursitor 17:13, 15 August 2006 (EST)