These Medium Uma Suneate are in stock, sold as is (as a pair) and ready to ship. Sized to fit the average adult of 170 ~ 178cm (5′ 7″) tall. Finished with Black Suna, complimented with quality black and red odoshi and black leather. The matching kabuto, menpo, sode, kote, haidate and Do are also available in limited quantity and on sale now.
Our Gashira Class Suneate (shin guards) are one of the Sangu, or three the principle parts of Samurai armor. The sangu were originally designed to protect the extremities, with the suneate protecting the shins. These shin guards tie comfortably above and below the calf, providing protection for the samurai warrior.
Tsutsu-Suneate or Bishamon-Suneate (Medium) – Plate shin guards were preferred over the shin. They consisted of three or more plates, joined with an odoshi (lace) or chotsugai (hinge), and with extensions to cover the front of the hiza (knee). The cloth hiza, would often have some padding and kikko (hexagon plates) for added protection. The tsutu-suneate (medium) where favored by all cavalry, and would have had leather padding on the inside calf, to avoid chafing the horse (Medium Uma Suneate). Foot soldier samurai favored this style of shin guard without the leather, affording them extra protection (Medium Naka Suneate).
This is an in stock item and will ship within 3 to 4 days from date of order.