Oh really? Give sites and references that back you the claims AS YOU PRESENT THEM. As I said, there are cases of war hammers, etc peircing armor- can you present cases of SWORDS? Did you even know the uses of fluting and other aspects that helped strengthen armor? BZZZZ!!!! Sorry, your answer is not correct. SOME armors are as you say. But to say that ALL armors are only similar in appearance is a gross generalization that shows you have not fully researched the full capacity of WMA. Try pushing your ideas on swordforums.com or TheARMA.org and see what kind of reaction you will get. On both forums there are people who have more experience and research in one week with western armor and swords than you have had your entire life. Thank you, drive through.