Since 2001, Samurai-Armor.com (Little Star Enterprises, Inc) has been the leading online retailer of authentically crafted and customizable Samurai Armor, swords, clothing and accessories. It continues to be an honor to share our passion for the history and culture of the Samurai and their armor. We are proud to offer a full line of authentic, handmade reproduction Japanese Samurai Armor (Yoroi), Samurai helmets (Kabuto), clothing (Buke-fuku), weapons (Bushi buki) and accessories from the world-renowned Iron Mountain Armory and their amazing armor katchû-shi (armor smith).
Keeping with traditions…
We still believe in the old motto: “The Customer Is Always Right” and we stick by that. We believe the word of mouth is the sincerest form of advertising, which is why we want YOU, the customer, to be happy with your experience working with us. This philosophy has kept us in business for over 17 years. If you are not happy – we are not happy and we will do whatever we can to make you feel happy and comfortable with ordering from us (both before and after). We want you to know that we will work hard to make sure that you will receive our best service, best products at the best possible price.
All of our samurai armor, parts, clothing and accessories are full sized, wearable, Gendai historically accurate and combat ready. We offer most reproduction Samurai armor suits in FOUR DIFFERENT CLASSES:
Kachi (Foot Soldier Class)
Kachi (Foot Soldier):
Crafting Time: 15 to 20 Days
Materials Used: Bowl-style kabuto, steel construction, hemp, brocade, cotton, nylon, minimal fittings, faux leather and faux hair. (materials may differ depending on model)
The Kachi class features a basic but still traditional Gendai design. Modern material, tools, techniques are used to make this yoroi more economical.
Gashira (Officer Class)
Crafting Time: 25 to 35 Days.
Materials Used: Bowl style kabuto, steel construction, traditional brocade, hemp, quality cotton, brass & copper fittings with genuine leather. (materials may differ depending on model)
The Gashira class features a more traditional Gendai design over kachi class and include features such as, real animal hair, genuine leather, removable / interchangeable nose, brass fittings, shoulder padding with kikko (armor plating), opposable thumbs, leg support on haidate, extra materials, fittings, riveting, lacing and included storage / display box (hitsu) with stand.
Taisho (Commander Class)
Taisho (Commander Class) Armors:
Average Crafting Time: 45 to 60 Days.
Materials Used: Laminated style kabuto, high quality steel, traditional brocades, hemp, quality cotton, art silk, brass & copper fittings with genuine leather. (materials may differ depending on model)
The Taisho class features a more traditional design over the "Gashira Class" and include features such as more traditional crafting techniques, laminated kabuto, art silk lacing, more traditional, more detailed fittings, higher quality materials and highest level of attention to detail / quality.
Daimyo (Warlord Class)
Daimyo (Warlord Class) Armors
Materials Used: Quality steel, traditional brocade, high quality hemp, high quality cotton, brass & copper fittings and other quality materials. (Materials may differ depending on model.)
The Iron Mountain Armory has been traditionally handcrafting Samurai armor since 2005 and believes in quality over quantity. Therefore, each piece of armor is handcrafted by our skilled kachushi (armorer) at the time of your order. All products handcrafted by Iron Mountain Armory are researched, developed, then battlefield tested and warrior approved. Please view this trailer to see Iron Mountain Armory yoroi and accessories in action: