Gashira Momonari Samurai Armor is a tosei (post 1550) gusoku (matching armor set) as it crafted with the momonari kabuto (peach shaped helmet) and ni-mai yokohagi okegawa do (2 piece tube-sided with hinge). This style of armor armor became popular after Europeans arrived to the shores of Japan, bringing with them the tanegashima teppo (match lock rifle). The momonari kabuto was inspired by the European helmets during the Momoyama era (1575 – 1615). The samurai appreciated the new design as it helped deflect the bullets fired from the teppo muskets. The tosei style do (cuirass / chest armor) was crafted from ito-mono (armor strip plates) riveted together, which provided superior protection then the older style of yoroi (armor).
This particular reproduction samurai armor set is in-stock, ready to ship, with limited quantity of stock. Once they sell out this sale will not repeat. It was used for photoshoot and may have some scuffs, marks and other signs of minor use. Sized for average adult of 5′ 8″ tall, 185 lbs with a 41″ chest. Size can be adjusted by + or – 2″ in height and chest size. It is being sold as is.
Please Note: The picture of the suit shows ito-mono style sode (shoulder armor) and dragon maedate (crest). However, this set comes with kiritsuke iyozane sode and a brass demon maedate as seen in the 4th & 5th product images. This suit may be sent via multi-carrier services.
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