This impressive Gashira class samurai armor is crafted by our senior Gashira katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith) at Iron Mountain Armory. This samurai yoroi features a Kiritsuke Iyo-zane Okegawa Dō,which is a “tosei” (early 16th century design). It reflected the classical “kozane” design armor which used thousands of individual scale plates. These were laced together to form a flexible armor that could wrap around the warrior.
This tosei design utilizes simulated scale plates. They are embossed along a single plate of steel which are laced together to form the 2 piece chest armor. Then it is bound together using a pin-hinge, known as an Okegawa dō. The Kiritsuke Iyo-zane yoroi was commonly used by high-ranking samurai warriors.
Our senior Gashira katchû-shi has elected to use a more robust kote (armored sleeve) and haidate (armored apron), that has kusari (chain-mail) between the plating. This allows the thigh armor to mold and wrap around the warrior’s legs better. These two small details make this samurai armor set more authentic in detail. It is a style which a wealthy samurai would have likely designed for himself.
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 at the Iron Mountain Armory will 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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