This is a Buckler, a Size 1 shield.
It absorbs the least damage, but blocks more often than the other shield types.
Used in Recipes
Obtained from Desynthesis
How to Obtain
|Cannot be auctioned, traded, or bazaared, but can be delivered to a character on the same account.|
|Adamantoise (NM)||72-74||Valley of Sorrows|
|Aspidochelone (NM)||85-88||Valley of Sorrows|
The Sipar in Persia or the Dhal in India was a buckler used by archers. It was strapped to the bowhand. The two handstraps are loosely attached to the shield by four rings on posts riveted through the body, to bosses on the outside. A pad lies between the posts and when the straps are clenched in the fist the sipar is tightened against the back of the hand securely and automatically, the pad acting as a cushion. Some larger sipar featured a third strap near the rim which was wrapped around the forearm. Usually small shields were used to parry. They could even be used to attack by punching. The Sipar may also have been used as an arrow guide for short arrows that do not reach the bowlimb when the bow is fully drawn. They were usually richly decorated. Source: