A Place For Gals With Gauntlets: Women Fighters Wearing Reasonable Armor

Perhaps the most understandable qualm about the renderings of lady warriors is how often they are inappropriately vested for their tasks. A chainmail bikini at a Renaissance Faire is one thing, but it has no place on a real battlefield. We’re always excited to see women who are portrayed with the proper accoutrements. Particularly because, you know, it really is a question of historical accuracy.

So we were absolutely thrilled when this Tumblr account popped up on our radar — one devoted entirely to women in reasonable armor. Head-or-at-least-neck-to-toe coverage, swords and shields included, and ready to take you out. Check out some of our favorite pictures below.

Celtic warpaint included. Click to enlarge.

Celtic warpaint included. Click to enlarge.

Above Untold image copyright © Ignitus Innovation, Inc. Art by Christopher Miscik

Samurai style. Click to enlarge.

Samurai style. Click to enlarge.

You don't have to see her face to know that she's plotting your inevitable demise. Click to enlarge.

You don't have to see her face to know that she's plotting your inevitable demise. Click to enlarge.

And we present the honorary sacrifice to common sense. Click to enlarge.

And we present the honorary sacrifice to common sense. Click to enlarge.


Stubby the Rocket is the Tor.com mascot. Stubby has no need of armor — Stubby is armor.

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