Just wondering if you have to repair armor in this game like you do the weapons? I've found an NPC in New Lando who repairs weapons, but so far no one who has offered to fix my armor. I'm not sure (wasn't paying close attention), but I think the durability number on my hard leather is gradually creeping down. Not sure, though.
Any of those blacksmiths can repair both weapons and armor, you only looking at the weapon tab. Just buy yourself a repair box and you can do it yourself at any bonfire, the merchant in undead burg sells one.
You can't make an omelette without crushing dozens of eggs beneath your steel boot and then publicly disemboweling the chickens that laid them as a warning.