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Two conflicting etymologies are given. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ahruman (talkcontribs) 13:56, 28 April 2006


Regarding size, the article says it was "small". How small? This is important, because the size is one of its defining characteristics. GregorB (talk) 12:11, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Round Shield[edit]

Why does "Round Shield" redirect to "Buckler"? The latter is a subset of the former, and postdates it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:53, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

I agree. "Round shields" and "bucklers" are two distinct, though certainly related, weapons. They should feature in their own articles. In the very least, the title of the page should be changed to "Round Shield" and the article should identify the buckler as a subset of that group. Gregorius the Brown (talk)
Agreed. (talk) 21:42, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Manager Mark[edit]

I've removed the reference to "transportation terminal manager Mark 'the buckler'" as this seems to have no relevance whatsoever. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:02, 12 March 2012 (UTC)


"Blinder: The light blades used in conjunction with the buckler depended on rapid movements, which meant that a single second was an important advantage. The wielder of the buckler could use the buckler to shield his sword-hand's position from view, keeping his opponent from guessing his next strike."

If the opponent is guessing ("prediction without sufficient information or knowledge") then there's nothing which can stop them randomly guessing correctly nor stop guessing. Is it not more appropriate to say "keeping his opponent guessing his next strike"? -- (talk) 09:08, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Held versus strapped[edit]

I have seen cases in casual fan culture of small shields strapped to the forearms (rather than being held in the hand) being called bucklers. Is there a better term for this? Ranze (talk) 19:31, 14 October 2014 (UTC)