theory1 in Shirts and Other 8 Posted November 12, 2012 · Report reply The heavy part is part of the design. By consistently going against that resistance, I will be getting stronger on a daily basis. Also, if I am attacked by a hammer in real life, I have bigger problems. It also goes back to what I was telling tactical, there is no such thing as a perfect armor. Something is always going to be faster, stronger, or expolit a weakness. :-) also, even in the case the hammer, the chain mail links will help to distribute the bludgeoning power of the weapon a bit. It'll still hurt like a mother bear though.