Our “Taisho Class” Armor is the next step up from our “Gashira Class” and the same Gendai yoroi many stores sell in Japan. Each suit is meticulously handcrafted by the most experienced katchû-shi of the Iron Mountain Armory, using the highest quality materials and most traditional methods possible.

Each suit has been researched and modeled after actual samurai armor in private collections or museums, so they can be accurate and detailed in every way. For example, a single helmet can consist of over 32 different hand-spliced steel plates, individually riveted together. Even the most tiny detail of sewing kikko (small armor plates) in the shoulder and neck padding, adding for extra protection, while keeping comfort and flexibility. This class of samurai armor is made specifically for private collectors, museums, historical re-enactors, martial artists and those who demand the highest detail and quality.

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.

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