The Gawa Samurai Armor (or Kon Gawa, meaning black leather) features a layer of leather or hide that is added over the steel okegawa Dō. This adds an extra layer of detail to the suit of armor, as well as protecting its steel plates from scratching and exposure to the elements. As armor, this style was quite expensive and as a matter of pride, upkeep was quite important. The added layer of gawa (leather) also makes it easier and more economical to decorate and repair minor damages to a samurai’s yoroi.
Our experienced Gashira katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith) uses only quality genuine leather. We can also paint a mon (or crest symbol) onto the chest, as well as customize your yoroi set for you with any of the available options listed here. You can also opt to customize the kabuto (helmet), menpo (mask) or suneate (shin guards).
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.
The skilled katchû-shi at the Iron Mountain Armory handcraft this product at the time of your order. Please allow 4 to 5 weeks for crafting of this item.
To see the class differences, please view Kachi Vs. Gashira.
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