Straps on the back of a shield by which it was held in place. -
Cf. Guige

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  • Guige — A guige is a long strap, typically made of leather, used to hang a shield on the shoulder or neck. This technique was primarily done when the shield was not in use. Nevertheless, soldiers also wore the strap in this fashion in combat: it allowed… …   Wikipedia

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  • Защитное снаряжение Средневековой Европы — …   Википедия

  • Guige — Strap attached to a shield allowing it to be carried over the shoulder. Cf. Enarmes …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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