Dr. Moshtagh Khorasani of Razmafzar, martial artist and scholar, interviewed my friend Mike Cherba (Northwest Armizare) about traditional Georgian arts. The link is here:
I leave it to Dr. Khorasani and Mike to share, but situated as it is Georgia was in some ways a crossroads where cultures met. Persian influence wasn’t restricted to weapon styles and adornment—similar weapons tend to generate similar use. The Georgian buckler, or pari, shares much in common with the Persian separ.
For anyone into history, cultural exchange and influence, and especially sword and buckler, this interview will be of interest.