This is a beautiful design! To me, it is the perfect ratio of simplicity to flair. I don't tend to like the armor that is too fancy and flamboyant (except to admire the skill necessary to make it). But this... I could wear something like this. If, you know, I were planning for a battle.
Wow. This... is amazing. I clicked off dA to look at something else when I had a brief glance at this thumb on the front page and it instantly piqued my curiosity so I pressed back, clicked this just to be amazed even further. That being said, I can't help but notice you used the Neverwinter Nights font as well in creating the background for this very well made piece of armor. Absolutely love this.