shadowedformlovingheart:

corsets-tea-and-magic:

thehandofnerevar:

A flying kick to the head in half-plate.

Guys, I think white tabard lost this round.

BUT WOMEN CAN’T WEAR ARMOR BECAUSE IT LACKS AGILITY AND STUFF.

@bikiniarmorbattledamage 

Yet another real-life evidence for why the weight and agility arguments against wearing full armor are laughable.

~ Ozzie

I imagine sword fights would have been a dreadfully dull affair if armor was as heavy as many people have been led to believe it was.

For those interested in the realities of armor, Dirk H. Breiding, Assitant Curator, Department of Arms and Armor, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, did a great talk on the misconceptions vs realities of medieval armors.  

He’s approaching it from the point of view of historian and preservationist so it’s a little dry in places but is a great discussion of misconceptions and includes so additional demonstrations of how a warrior can move in plate armor.

– wincenworks

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