Kiritsuke Iyo-zane Samurai Armor, is a modern reproduction of the classic “kozane” design armor which used thousands of individual scale plates. The individual iyo-zane (wide scale plates) where laced together, making a very flexible samurai armor set. However, this method of lacing individual iyo-zane was quite timely and costly. With the advancement of metal work into the late Sengoku era, the tosei (modern post 1550) style of armor developed making kiritsuke (simulated) iyo-zane was created to emulate the classical yoroi (armor) design common in the Muromachi period.
This tosei design utilizes the tosei kiritsuki simulated scale plates. They are embossed along a single armor plate of steel, which are laced together to form the Ni-mai Do (2 piece chest armor). Then it is bound together using a pin-hinge, known as an Okegawa do. As this style of armor was still more costly to craft, the Kiritsuke Iyo-zane yoroi was commonly used by higher ranking samurai and their retainers.
Our kachi katchû-shi (armorers) elected to use a more robust kote (armored sleeve) and haidate (armored apron), with the has kachi simulated kusari (chain-mail) between the plating. This allows the for the highest level of protection for our Modern Warriors. The design and crafting method of our kachi samurai armor line is more economical, giving the same high class look and feel of quality, while priced more affordably.
Features: Kachi Class crafting.
- Full sized and fully functional.
- Variation of paint, rayon odoshi colors and traditional features.
- Includes display box and stand.
|Our skilled katchû-shi (armorers) at the Iron Mountain Armory will need at least 5 to 8 weeks, depending on options selected, and other scheduled orders, for the custom handcrafting of your samurai armor set.|
To see the class differences, please view Kachi Vs. Gashira.
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