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Stupid Fantasy Armours


Great article. My master class on armor comes at the issue from the opposite angle.

Thanks, great one! I would just like to add that shoulder flare was a thing on some armours:

And yes, the shoulder flare does catch blows instead of deflecting them... but that is its entire purpose, because it is there to prevent the blows from striking the head. I do believe it was used primarily in tourney armour, which also has other curious pieces of armour such as oversized left pauldron.