Thank you for the comment This is a larp armor so yes it can take some punishement but only from latex swords. It moves well but since it is based on a plate armor you can't really move has if you had nothing on
Indeedy, it's the age-old trade-off between protection and mobility.
Out of curiosity, do you do any leather armor that would stand up to an actual sword? I read somewhere that some hardened leather armor can stand up to a sharp sword almost as well as low quality plate. No idea how true that is though, heh.