Goshozan Tosei Samurai Armor was a common samurai armor set in the early 16th century. The “tosei” style yoroi was an advancement over the more classic armor designs. It was a needed evolutionary step due to the evolving military strategy and the introduction of firearms on the battlefield. The Goshozan style kabuto, refers to the high back of the helmet top section and translates to “rear victory mountain“.
This Gashira class Tosei Yoroi features a horizontal plated, “tub sided”, 2-section 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 (countersunk for a smoother finish). This creates a strong, shock absorbing, layered Do which is more economical, comfortable, less maintenance and more reliable in battle than any of the 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 (foot soldiers) during the 16 century.
This Goshozan Tosei Samurai Armor was worn in a movie and has some small blemishes which can be cleaned and paint touched up (please review product pictures). For this reason this armor set is being sold As Is in OK condition. The armor set includes the armor set and stand as seen. The yoroi bitsu (armor box) is included as well but was damaged in shipping and may need some repair work.
Size & Features: This yoroi features
- Full sized and fully functional.
- Gashira Class quality crafting.
- Chest: 107 cm (42″)
- Height: 175 cm (5′ 8″)
- Weight: 87kg (92 lbs)
- Includes damaged display box and stand.
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