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JC Lira26 Mar 2020 4:13 p.m. PST

I mostly associate them with Normans, but I believe I've seen some manufacturers give those shields to Saracen infantry. You know the shields I'm talking about, round on top and coming to a long point at the bottom? Are you familiar with them ever being used by Muslim cavalry (Seljuks, mamluks) during the early Crusades?

GurKhan27 Mar 2020 1:34 a.m. PST

There's a Fatimid cavalryman with a kite-shield shown at link (and see link )

Perris070727 Mar 2020 4:20 p.m. PST

Apparently the Fatimids and Moors used them because of the influence of the Eastern Romans and Spanish Christian forces respectively.

JC Lira27 Mar 2020 5:57 p.m. PST

Thanks gentlemen

Druzhina28 Mar 2020 3:38 a.m. PST

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