Upload
Login or register
Refresh Comments
Anonymous comments allowed.
#91 - darthblam ONLINE
Reply +13
(01/24/2013) [-]
I'm no expert on armor designs but.. exactly what does this protect in any way?
#137 to #91 - Stickpye
Reply +2
(01/24/2013) [-]
From my knowledge, that part of the armor is named a Glancer. It is a rare addition to armor because they are often heavy and cause an offset of weights on the front side of the body.

The reason its nickname is a Glancer is because it causes the attacker to glance a blow on the defender when they are aiming for the upperbody and neck.

This basically means bladed weapons (and possibly some blunt) slide off the focus area. The issue found with this particular design though was that where the metal folds are, it gives a stab a lot more possibility for damage because their weapon can slide to the fold and pierce through there. Which is why it looks great, but is often not used in functional armor replicas meant for combat.

It has it's Pro's and Cons i guess.
#116 to #91 - englman ONLINE
Reply +13
(01/24/2013) [-]
Upper-cut deflector?
#142 to #116 - gangoflust
Reply +2
(01/24/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#111 to #91 - tombatbass
Reply +15
(01/24/2013) [-]
It's to collect rain water in case they get thirsty in the heat of battle.
#158 to #111 - techketzer
Reply 0
(01/26/2013) [-]
I nearly pissed myself reading that.
Congrats, win comment.
#107 to #91 - rockmuh
Reply +13
(01/24/2013) [-]
this is where his holographic hud come out of
#104 to #91 - techketzer
Reply +6
(01/24/2013) [-]
Nothing. You see the plate protecting the throat directly above it.
The whole suit is ridiculously impractical.
#106 to #104 - darthblam ONLINE
Reply 0
(01/24/2013) [-]
Exactly what I was thinking.
#103 to #91 - Katzie
Reply 0
(01/24/2013) [-]
******* stab the **** out of someone's face
#100 to #91 - moldybreadcrumb
Reply +3
(01/24/2013) [-]
It throws the enemy off guard because it looks cool
#97 to #91 - scorcho
Reply 0
(01/24/2013) [-]
it's to prevent dirt splattering on your helmet, when you're driving really fast.
#94 to #91 - lexoheight
Reply +6
(01/24/2013) [-]
i think it was based off early jousting armor, and that kept the lance from getting under their helmet.

don't hold me to it though, it's just a theory
#98 to #94 - darthblam ONLINE
Reply 0
(01/24/2013) [-]
I kind of thought about that.. but after looking up typical jousting armors... the helmet itself is made in such a way that the lance CAN'T get under the helmet.

.. and after looking at other kinds of medieval age armor.. this design seems to never be used.
I'm going to chalk it up as a completely aesthetic design the Japanese threw in to make him look cooler for the show. And there's evidence to it because.. you know how much the Japanese love making armor designs look cooler rather than have any actual functionality.
#93 to #91 - natedizzie
Reply +2
(01/24/2013) [-]
Probably so no one can sweep upward with a sword and cut your head off
#102 to #93 - DangerToManifold
Reply +1
(01/24/2013) [-]
this, just deflecting blows away from the neck
#118 to #102 - kingarturi
Reply +7
(01/24/2013) [-]
This image has expired
well it's not like he has a neck to cut off.