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Dhaal (shield)

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Dhaal specifications:

22inch diameter
5 Gold plated thokars (metal plating)
100% real leather
Handle and straps on the inside to allow the dhaal to be carried or worn on the back

Description

Most old paintings of Sikh warriors typically show them with a shield, either strapped on their back or hung from a shoulder, this shield is known as a dhaal. Because of the limited defensive capabilities of the tulwar sword, the dhaal shield formed the primary defensive weapon of the Khalsa.

The convex curved surface of the dhaal was designed to cause a lance head or arrow to glance off or slip from the curved surface. The dhal was held by passing an arm through two cross straps on the back.

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