Our Hari Bachi Kabuto (bowl helmet) was crafted by the skilled Gashira katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith) at the Iron Mountain Armory. The Gashira class Hari-bachi is crafted to replicate a traditional mult-plate bowl (hachi) kabuto. This can be crafted as a simulated plate or laminated plate (ken) design. Simulated hari-bachi are pressed into a bowl shaped helmet, from a single sheet of steel. We apply thin metal strips to simulate the layer plate design. The laminated plate option will be crafted with individual steel plates, cut and shaped by hand and then riveted together. Some spot welding may be used to re-enforce the plating. Please select which option you would prefer from the order options to the right.
This particular Hari-Bachi Kabuto is pictured with the 8 simulated plates with raised rivets, Egawa E1, Black Kawa Fukurin and Kiritsuke-Kozane plating style. You can of course custom design your own kabuto using the many available options on this page. This is the perfect kabuto to honor any Gashira samurai. You can order this Gashira Class Hari Bachi kabuto with your preference of mengu (facial armor), menpo (half face with nose – pictured) with options mustache style or hanbo (lower face).
Features: Gashira Class Hari Bachi Kabuto.
- Traditional Gendai design
- Variation of paint, cotton odoshi colors and mengu designs.
- Full sized and fully functional.
- Includes portable stand.
Our Gashira Katchû-shi at Iron Mountain Armory will handcraft this Hari Bachi kabuki at the time of your order. Please allow at least 2 to 3 weeks for crafting of this item.
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Reference: “The Samurai Armour Glossary” by Ian Bottomley and David Thatcher