Seen in great use from the 14th to 16th Centuries, Cane Shields were cheap, easy to produce and very strong shields, favored by Tibetan Warriors. Made of reinforced, layered regional Cane wood, leather strips were used to help reinforce (as well as provide structural integrity ( to the shield. Simple leather Guige straps were installed to be worn farther up the arm of the user. This technique provided safety and maximum range of motion (especially with a sword). Some examples used Rhino hide as an even stronger material to incorporate with the Cane wood.