Daku Akuma Taisho were samurai commanders that would lead their kachi and gashira samurai straight into the lines of the enemy. Once the ashigaru engaged their foe in the traditional manner, the Taisho and their Gashira would break ranks, storming through the lines, catching their enemy off guard. Through this “surprise attack” and superior fighting skills given to them by the Daku Akuma (dark demon), they would cut their way through the opposing ashigaru. This would cause them to divide and then easily swallowed up by the darkness of the pursuing ashigaru. They were also known for taunting enemy samurai in battle. The objective was to draw them out in single combat where their ashigaru could cut them off from support while the Daku Akuma Gashira and Taisho samurai would finish them off. This was part of the new fighting tactic samurai started to be used in the early 16th century.
Our artisan taisho katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith) will take great care in crafting this taisho samurai armor set. They will use more traditional crafting methods and design than the gashira samurai yoroi. It also features Kiritsuke Iyozane (simulated scale), sode (shoulder guards) and kusazari (defensive skirt plating). They are happy to customize your order by sizing it for your unique dimensions. They can also craft a different style of helmet, mask or even shin style for you.
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 skilled katchû-shi (armorers) at the Iron Mountain Armory will need at least 5 to 8 weeks, depending on options selected, and other scheduled orders, for the custom handcrafting of your samurai armor set.|
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I was absolutely stunned by this armor once I received it. The fabric work (I got the S4) was phenomenal and received many compliments. You can feel when you have it on that it’s real armor, but it doesn’t weigh you down like you might think. The craftsmanship on all the various pieces was great as well, and I was surprised at the level of wearer utility each piece provided, typically only involving a couple strings to tie or a hook to latch on to, like the do for example.
Also worthy of mention was the excellent customer service. I planned out my purchase for months and the Samurai Armor team was there for every little question I had about the purchase and the armor itself, even sending me pictures of various fabrics and options.
As a practitioner of traditional Japanese martial arts, and as someone who has always been fascinated with samurai armor and culture, I highly recommend going with Samurai Armor and this yoroi in particular. I will proudly wear and display my yoroi for many years to come!
When I got my armor I was blown away. I had to put it on and felt how great it fit my body and how high quality it is. The armor is admired by every one of my guests and is always a great eye-catcher.
I came across Iron Mountain Armory through the videos of a Youtuber. At first I was a little skeptical, but this quickly ended when I start writing with them. The customer service is excellent! I am a person who always asks a lot to be sure. All of my questions were always answered in detail the next day. Also, thanks to the great customer service, all my changes were implemented so that there is nothing to complain about. They always sent me pictures to clarify everything. Also when there was a misunderstanding, they helped to resolve it quickly and in a friendly manner.
I can recommend the armor to anyone who is interested in samurai armor and wants something high quality for a good price.
The armor will be a proud part of the family for years to come
Fits perfectly, amazing quality!
I just received my armor, i must say that i’m in love with it, the samurai armor team aswered all my questions, you can trust them, great customer service. Thank you very much to the Samurai Armor team !!!