I think the first time I ever saw a suit of armor in real life was on a grade school trip to the Art Institute of Chicago. We went there expecting to see only paintings and the like. Walking through that dimly lit room with cases of armor and weaponry was very exciting. We marveled at the swords that were nearly twice our height and examined the dents and scarring in the metal trying to imagine what may have happened to cause it. I’ve always wanted to try on a suit of armor but I have the feeling that it’s a lot more interesting from the outside than in.