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 Post subject: Interesting Buckler Shape
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 8:18 pm 
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Hello All,

I saw an buckler design I've not heard discussed.

I was recently reading A Red Fighting Compendium Part 1 off of the Brotherhood of Red facebook group and I saw an interesting design for a buckler. It was built based off of what appeared to be your standard 12" circle, but with arms protruding forward with a curved interior between them. Picture the Millennium Falcon but with a curved surface between the arms (I have no idea if that's the proper term in that instance).

It was worn on the forearm of a man wielding a red with the arms pointing towards the wrist, and I'm wondering if this isn't a great idea to copy. Theoretically a 6" diameter semicircular gap area between the arms allows for greater wrist movement without necessitating a mechanism to keep the buckler static so much, and allows more shield area with which to block versus a standard round buckler.


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting Buckler Shape
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 10:08 am 
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Short answer is to use what works for you. Different folks use different bucklers because they accommodate their particular fighting style.

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting Buckler Shape
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 7:35 pm 
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Oh I'm aware that experience with a shield is going to matter more that than the design itself; I'm just curious if anyone else has seen/done this before. It's a cool idea I just don't want to invest in it if someone knows a serious problem or limitation with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting Buckler Shape
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 11:56 am 
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If you saw this online, could you share the picture or document that it's in?

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting Buckler Shape
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 9:50 pm 
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It's in the Red Fighter's Compendium on the Brotherhood of Red facebook group; it's in a pdf file. The link is below but I don't know if you can view it without being a member.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/178433162242769/files/


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