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The kalkan is a marvel of ingenuity which combines rigidity with resilience. The iron frame with its radial bars can intercept and momentarily capture an opponent’s blade, rendering the strike ineffective, while the coiled wood and cord body absorbs attacking blows. The slightly canted umbo provides solid protection for the hand. Gripped in the left hand, it is the single defense against a sword blow delivered by a skilled cavalryman. Properly executed, the defense required skill and practice to receive the impact squarely and engage the blade. An improperly executed defense could result in the shield being wrenched from the hand or compromising the grip, enabling the success of the next blow. This example may well have been part of the booty captured after the route of Ottoman forces at the Battle of Vienna in 1683, or in fact, could have served at the 1529 Ottoman Siege of Vienna as well. 10 7/8" diameter. Very rare.

Stock Number: B9169


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Certificate of Authenticity

All items purchased from Faganarms are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.


Extended Payment Plans

Faganarms offers two types of payment plans to help you purchase this special piece for your collection.

Standard Payment Plan (4 Months)

For orders totaling $100 or more, our Standard Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 4 equal payments with the first payment required as a deposit. The balance will be due within 4 months, and your order will be shipped to you upon receipt of the final payment.

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Extended Payment Plan (12 Months)

For orders totaling $600 or more, our Extended Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 12 equal monthly payments, with the first months payment being required as a deposit.

Pay just $204.16 today with 11 additional monthly payments of $204.16.

All payment plans are extended as a courtesy to our customers with no interest or fees.
It's important that the payment schedule be followed. Your order will be shipped upon receipt of final payment.

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