Akai Oni Samurai, were elite troops who were hand-picked for their honor and heroism. They who were led into battle by Taisho Akai Oni. These elite Gashira (officer samurai), would help administer orders and fearlessly lead their Akai Oni Kachi Samurai into battle, regardless the consequences. Their armor was painted a crimson suna or vermilion to show their fierce warrior spirit, giving them the name “Akai Oni” (Red Demon Ogre).
After winning many battles, the elite warriors of the Takeda Clan grew in notoriety and in number. They are remembered as one of the most famed and powerful clans of Feudal Japan. Ruling from the Kai Province for 400 years during the 12th to 16th centuries, the Takeda Clan were one of the most powerful families in Japanese feudal history. Their motto was “Loyalty and Fraternity”, and their Clan banner bore the words “fu rin ka zan” (wind, forest, fire, mountain), standing for “Swift as the Wind, Silent as the Forest, Intrusive as Fire, and Immovable as a Mountain”.
The Iron Mountain Armory, is proud to present this fine, traditional reproduction vanguard style samurai armor of the Takeda Clan, featuring Kiritsuke Iyozane (simulated scale) sode (shoulder guards) and kusazar (defensive skirt plating). Handcrafted by our experienced katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith), this Gashira Armor is crafted using traditional designs with implementation of some modern tools and techniques. We offer a variety of options to change the style of the helmet (kabuto), mask (menpo) and shins (suneate). The standard color of the Akai Oni Samurai Armor is red paint, with Black Lacing. We offer the ability to customize it however you like, including paints, laces, material and leather in multiple colors and styles.
Features: Gashira Class crafting.
- Full sized and fully functional.
- Variation of paint, high quality cotton odoshi colors and traditional features. Includes display box and stand.
|Our skilled katchû-shi (armorers) at the Iron Mountain Armory will need at least 4 to 6 weeks, depending on options selected, and other scheduled orders, for the custom handcrafting of your samurai armor set.|
To see the class differences, please view Kachi Vs. Gashira.
|For more information, please review our Order Options Explained, Glossary Terms or FAQ Pages. You can also Contact Us directly. We are always happy to be of service.|
beautiful and functional work of art. great value and more than worth the price i paid.
Compared to Japanese made armor I would rate this suit of armor at 4 stars; maybe 4 1/2. But because of the difference in price, one can not compare it in such a fashion. The materials (silk, cotton and lacing) is better quality, but at the same time my Japanese suit of armor, which was similar in design, was $900 more expensive. I would estimate the difference in the quality of materials would be maybe $100, which doesn’t justify the extra cost fee of the $800 marked up by the Japanese armory. Now Iron Mountain Armory keeps improving their products (as they say and it shows in their pictures and videos), so with a few small upgrades in the materials, the armor should be almost identical to the Japanese made armor at about 30% less.
So in summery, Japanese made armor is a little better quality, but in price range, this Chinese made armor is very impressive and well worth the price, making this armor a much better deal. 5 Stars!
Very impressive armor and excellent customer service!
Super fantastic samurai armor. Exquisite work and I am really impressed!
Just recieved my armor, looks great. It was a long wait, but worth it