11 ¼” diameter of molded elephant hide, domed with upturned edges and lathe-turned rings to the cups and center. the face with four floral bosses securing the grip ring pins on the back. Each boss with a gold koftgari decorated cap. Reverse with original simply embroidered knuckle pad and velvet-covered hand grips. The latter crossed to provide a grip for one hand as the buckler was gripped in the fist and used aggressively to deflect an adversaries' blows. Superior for quality when made and superior preservation, probably captured and brought o England in the 18th century colonial wars

Stock Number: A2277

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