Egawa Okegawa Gusoku is a regal Gashira Class samurai yoroi crafted by our more senior katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith). The do features egawa (printed leather) on the muna-ita/oshitsuke-ita/waka-ita (upper plates). We offer several patterns options, in both white and Fusube Gawa (smoked brown) leather style. This style of do also has the optional fukurin (applied, decorative metal trim) along the edge of the plates for extra embellishment. You can also add a painted mon (symbol) on the chest.
This Gashira Class okegawa yokohagi do is a “tub sided” horizontal plated, 2 piece chest design, joined together with a hinge, making it a “clam-shell” style of armor. This style of do has horizontal, over-lapping plates that are riveted together, creating a very strong, shock absorbing, layered do. This design was more economical, comfortable, less maintenance and yet more reliable in battle than any previous designs. This is why the Okegawa yoroi had become the most common style of armor used by all levels of samurai and their ashigaru during the 16th century. The full name for this particular traditional do is: “Egawa no Yokohagi Okegawa Tosei Ni-Mai-Do Yoroi“
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 5 to 8 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.
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References: “Samurai Armour: Volume I: The Japanese Cuirass” by Trevor Absolon / “Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868″ by Kazutoshi Harada, Metropolitan Museum of Art