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Stupid Fantasy Armours

Aldarion

Inkling
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:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/22277

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.
 
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