The Pauldron is well crafted and looks pretty damn cool. However, it is not made for guys who are actually as big as gladiators. In fact, out of the box, the only friend of mine that could wear it comfortably was about 130 lbs. The leather is thin enough to cut with an Xacto knife, so modifying it fit me was not difficult. Also, the individual scales are certainly not crafted to completely cover the outside of a muscular arm. It toally goes with the helmet though.