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I know how silly this will seem to most of you but I want to work one-two years buy a replica medieval armor. I grew up with anime characters wearing armor in a post apocalyptic world(raoh,etc),I also really like weird ways of muscle training.
any other history nerds here,or just HEMA fans?
I would sprint,jump,throw objects,etc in an armor.with a cape,just for fun.


Sounds like it could be fun, wiz.


there's a specific scene on dorohedoro where Noi has to wear full armor as part of her training.
I would like to become a sort of celibate patrician warrior;weight training,the arts,an aristocrat diet(lots of meat and cheese,some fine wine)


lol, was just about to ask OP if he wants to become a devil


just don't…you'd get scammed, if you're looking for something that will actually protect you from weapons and/or not break if you fall onto the ground you'd get scammed, the inexpensive european "armor" out there is all rebar-grade low carbon steel i.e. soft or, even worse, stainless steel and the really expensive armor out there is also soft low carbon steel but with a primitive quality of a heat treatment applied that makes it slightly less soft, both of which make it "historically accurate" and woo the rich collectors out there who only want an "authentic" showpiece for their mantle

the stuff will take a dent as easy as a car door


Cite your sources of information.


it's on every listing where they sell the stuff, if they even bother to mention it, the higher end makers actually brag about using mild steel because it's historically accurate, I'm just saying

buy whatever you want, but any plate or maile isn't gonna be made from hardened and tempered high carbon steel


It would be fun to run around and exercise in a suit of armor. It's probably a great way to build muscle and endurance. Just make sure the clasps and all hardware that keeps it on to your body is strong enough to hold up to the bouncing and rolling. And if you do go through with it, communicate with the makers well beforehand to confirm how it fits and what beating it can take. Also note that historically some sets could absolutely not be equipped just by yourself, and would instead need someone else to suit you up. Finally consider buying from a big E-commerce site like eBay or Amazon that has guarantees and buyer-favouring return policies, as well as from vendors with reviews, and ask questions on the sales page that other purchasers can chime in on.

Also soft steel is incredibly easy to work with. Any idiot with a hammer can make something with it, so don't shy away from the idea of having to do repairs.


This thread reminds me of that King of the Hill episode in which Dale wears an armor and goes around bullying people


>don't shy away from the idea of having to do repairs
if you mean plate armor eventually it'd get cracks from work hardening from hammering dents out, joints would become brittle and break off, there'd be unsightly ripples circumferencing the repaired spots that can't be polished out, and there goes one-two years worth of wage slaving, you could un-stress the steel during repair for longer lifespan but that would mean heating it to above non-magnetic (glowing orange) so that's probably not realistic for op, it'd also need polishing afterward

you could spend a lot less time and money than two years worth making scale armor instead, it can be as form fitting as plate armor, easily repairable, make you look like a cool reptile, the hardest part would just be cutting out all those pieces and drilling them


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I train in gambesons (aka padded armor)


i would sweat to death in that shit

do you guys live somewhere cold




better to sweat than to bleed


it seems like it would be fun to learn how to skateboard while wearing armor. Less scrapes.


Instead more muscle strain and sprains.


that's what protective sports gear is for


Did you mean the gambeson? Did you do know it's the first layer of any medieval armor?

That's right, people in metal plate armor have gambesons underneath because bare metal to the skin is uncomfortable. Also having armor layers with different properties makes it harder for weapons to penetrate.

eg. a sandbag wall can stop small bullets going fast while a larger and slower arrow can pierce sandbags more easily.


I don't think he was talking about wearing it for self defense.


was this a larp thread?


of course it is, are you daft?


this is the only correct use of the word "larp" i've seen in years

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