Cuffs or bracelets have been objects of wealth and fashion for millenia but in many cultures, they served a very important function. A cuff of metal or strong leather protected the swordsman's wrist, with it's delicate tendons and arteries, from being sliced by a blade while still allowing a full range of motion.
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