Hindu Parrying Shield

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By Crusader1307

Seen in limited use in Northern India, this shield was slightly larger than a standard Buckler-type shield. Roughly 2.5 feet in diameter, the Parrying Shield incorporated two long animal antlers (affixed to the inside of the shield). In practice, the antler/horns could be used to block sword thrusts or slashes, as well as being used as a makeshift stabbing weapon. Their use was not longed lived however.