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A '''buckler''' is a small [[shield]], used in both [[heavy]] and [[rapier]] [[combat]]. Usually not much bigger than a dinner plate in size.
 
A '''buckler''' is a small [[shield]], used in both [[heavy]] and [[rapier]] [[combat]]. Usually not much bigger than a dinner plate in size.
   
Of the shields ''per se'', it is probably the lightest, and easiest to move about. But, given that it is usually gripped by a handle across its back, it deprives its bearer of the use of the shield hand. That said, it is one of the easiest to attempt to have your opponent do a "nose-butt" on, just by putting it in the way. It also allows for a quite vicious back-hand rim-blow, powered by the full arm, which, in Real Life, could break the nose, forcing the broken bone back and up into the brain and killing with the sudden impact.
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Of the shields ''per se'', it is probably the lightest, and easiest to move about. But, given that it is usually gripped by a handle across its back, it deprives its bearer of the use of the shield hand. That said, it is one of the easiest to attempt to have your opponent do a "nose-butt" on, just by putting it in the way. It also allows for a quite vicious back-hand rim-blow, powered by the full arm, which, could break the nose.
   
 
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Revision as of 14:15, 25 January 2006

A buckler is a small shield, used in both heavy and rapier combat. Usually not much bigger than a dinner plate in size.

Of the shields per se, it is probably the lightest, and easiest to move about. But, given that it is usually gripped by a handle across its back, it deprives its bearer of the use of the shield hand. That said, it is one of the easiest to attempt to have your opponent do a "nose-butt" on, just by putting it in the way. It also allows for a quite vicious back-hand rim-blow, powered by the full arm, which, could break the nose.

See also: