Can you move in armour? An Experiment in Mythbusting

On the topic of robust plate armor and the kinds of activity one might do in it, Medievalist recently did an in depth article discussing mobility in plate armor and the sorts of training those who wore it did in order to ensure they could fight effectively.

Whenever someone cites bikini armor as being “for mobility” it’s important to remember that this idea is from 70s pulp, specifically RPGs that needed to give a reason why someone would wear less robust armor and comics that wanted to show off sexy ladies as often as possible.

It has literally no basis in reality and was never employed by any serious warriors anywhere… well at least none that survived a battle.

Thank you to those who brought this article and video to our attention!

– wincenworks

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