This custom Kiritsuke IyoZane Chu Sode by Iron Mountain Armory is in stock, sold as is and ready to ship as a pair (2). Sized to fit the average adult of 174cm (5′ 7″) tall +/- 4″. Finished with Black Suna, complimented with brass fittings, quality black and red odoshi. The matching kabuto, menpo, sode, kote, haidate and suneate are also available in limited quantity and on sale now.
Sode (shoulder armor), are rectangular plates which hang from the shoulder to the elbow, acting as “shoulder shields” for the samurai. The Sode design varied from period to period. It typically got smaller as the years progressed and as mounted combat became less common. Iron Mountain Armory has chosen to focus their reproductions on the most common styles:
Chu-Sode are medium sized shoulder guards that allowed for more ease of movement when fighting on foot. These are the sode seen on many of our suits and are most common to samurai armor sets.
All our sode are crafted from rectangular steel plates, laced together with odoshi (lace) and backed by linen or leather. The sode attach to the sode kohaze (sode toggle) on the watagami (shoulder strap).
To learn more about the unique history and development of Sangu armor like the Sode, you can read more in our blog article “About Sangu and Sode Armor Parts.”
Features: Traditional Sode design.
- Sold as a set.
- Traditional Design.
- In Stock.
This is an in stock item and will ship within 3 to 4 days from date of order.
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