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A buckler is a small shield gripped in the fist. It is generally used as a companion weapon in hand-to-hand combat, as its size makes it poor protection against missile weapons such as 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 are commonly used by Aregon and Tarantis fighters.

  • These can be used with two-handed weapons.