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Old 07-12-2016, 05:50 PM   #20
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Default Re: Swords and plate

Originally Posted by GodBeastX View Post
Where is the information that says swords don't cut into plate?
Mathematically, it's pretty clear that cutting armor is a horrible idea -- as a simple approximation, if you're actually penetrating armor, the amount of work you need is proportional to the length of the slit in the armor you need. This can easily be less than an inch for a spike, and will likely be multiple inches for a blade.
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