Arashi Nio-Do Yoroi(StormTrooper Samurai) is another premium Artisan Kachushi armor inspired by the Nio (仁王) or Kongorikishi (金剛力士), the two guardians of the Buddha. They are both muscular and filled with fury. This Arashi Nio-Do is hand-hammered to form the curve of the wearers body and embossing of the muscle detail both front and back. The zunari kabuto (helmet), is crafted from 3 laminated plates, riveted together and then polished over to give it a well-finished look. The shino suneate (shin guards), provide a comfortable and secure fit to the lower leg. The kote (sleeves) are gohon-zutsu-gote style, with waki-gessen plates (also included). The Arashi Nio-Do yoroi requires over 120 skilled crafting hours to complete just 1 suit making this a true work of art and showmanship while retaining its practical usability. Can be ordered with different menpo options for a traditional yoroi.
This is a Limited Edition Arashi Nio-Do series, also known as the “Storm-Trooper Samurai.” Only 12 suits will be made and as of December 2018 less than 5 suits left in this limited edition series. Ordered suits require about 50 – 60 days for crafting.
Features: Taisho Class quality.
- Full sized and fully functional.
- Variation of paint, art silk odoshi colors and traditional features.
- Includes display box and stand.
Our artisan katchû-shi at the Iron Mountain Armory will handcraft this product at the time of your order. Please allow at least 9 to 11 weeks for custom handcrafting of this samurai armor set.
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