The Origin of the Salute/ Handshake

The right hand at the brow comes from medieval times when men in armour lifted their visors with an empty right hand to show who they were and that they had no weapon.
We still do this today when we shake right hands and make eye contact as we great each other.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. carrumba.tng
    May 03, 2008 @ 20:37:18

    Yes!  Thank you! Not just me that knows this one!  lol

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