For weapons, anything goes.
No matter how luxurious or sturdy the helm and gauntlet, it will one day crumble,
Even a well-polished, famous spear, will snap and disappear.
Weapons and armor are consumables. Getting hung up on them is the height of folly.
For this things, not dying when you get hit is enough
Being able to defend against a strike or two is good enough.
Whether it's blunt, or top-class, or roughly-made, it's not a problem.
Why, even a crude armor can save a life, and even a blunt blade can kill.
...But well, these were polished till they shone
By my subordinates and my parents and my wife and my little brother.
I can't say anything rude about that, so I'll behave like a hero for once.
Ah, it's embarrassing, so embarrassing!