help holdhold <object> [in <hand>]
Holds the item that you specify.
if the item is a weapon, this works just like wield. If the item is a shield, holding it will protect you in combat. You can wear two shields at once if you really wanted... you'll be harder to hit, but you'll be rubbish at fighting back.
You hold a torch in your right hand.
release, wield, unwield