Date Masamune’s Suji-Bachi Kabuto is a Taisho class samurai helmet crafted by the most skilled katchu-shi (Japanese armorer) at Iron Mountain Armory in honor of the famed military tactician and one of the most dominant Daimyo during the end of the Sengoku Era (warring states) through the early Edo Era (peaceful states). This iconic kabuto features 32 ken (individual overlapping plates), which creates this impressive suji-bachi kabuto, with adorned iconic large brass crescent moon maedate (crest) and carved out flower petal in the fukigaeshi (helmet ears). Historically Date masumen was known for his military strategies, and more commonly for his large crescent moon maedate (helmet crest). May be more notable due to his missing right eye, giving him the name dokuganryū (独眼竜), or the “One-Eyed Dragon of Ōshu”.
The senior katchu-shi at the Iron Mountain Armory have researched and carefully handcrafted this gendai-reproduction of Daimyo Date Masamune with a 32 ken suji-bachi kabuto (32 plate laminated helmet). We will of course be happy to craft your suji-bachi kabuto with a different number of ken (plate). We will also be more that happy to custom size and color your Date Masamune kabuto in accordance to your wishes. Standard options are pre-selected for you to design the samurai armor set as seen in the image above. If you have any questions, please ask us before you order. If you would like further customization, you may request it in the Order Notes on the final checkout page. We will review and let you know if it is possible and if there is an extra fee. Of course you can always us the Pre-Order options to receive a quote before paying.
- Variation of paint, art silk odoshi colors and mengu designs.
- Full sized and fully functional.
- Includes Deluxe Stand.
The Taisho Katchû-shi at Iron Mountain Armory will handcraft this product at the time of your order. Please allow at least 4 to 6 weeks for crafting of this item (depending on the amount of plates requested).
|Our skilled katchû-shi (armorers) at the Iron Mountain Armory will need at least 3 to 5 weeks, depending on options selected, and other scheduled orders, for the custom handcrafting of your yoroi.|
|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.|