Select from these options to customize your samurai armor set.
Select the color & finish your armor will be painted. You can select the paint for each armor part under "ADVANCED PAINT OPTIONS".
(Click through the product images to see details of different Paint Options.)
Select the lace (odoshi) color you would like for your armor. Options to lace specific armor parts are also available in the options below.
(Click through the product images to see different Lace Options.)
Select the STYLE OF KABUTO (helmet) for your Armor.
Please click the "ORDER OPTIONS EXPLAINED" link at the bottom left of the page for more details.
This option is available for Suji-Bachi Style Helmets, and allows you to chose how many plates are used to craft the “bowl” section of your helmet. The Standard Option is “Simulated” which means the helmet bowl will be crafted from a single sheet of steel and made to look like it is crafted from several pieces.
Select to change, customize or remove the front crest (maedate) on the helmet. You can select a standard brass mon (symbol), your own custom mon / logo or a wooden or brass design. Please reference our "Order Options Explained" page for more details and reference.
(Click through the product images to see different Standard Mon Options and referenced number.)
ADD or REMOVE brass decor, rings and tassels.
These help keep your sode in place.Recommended if using armor for any combat training.
Select the Mon (symbol) option to be painted on the front of your Dō (chest plate).(Click through the product images to see different Standard Mon Options.)
Select the color you want your Mon to be painted.
Select if you would like your armor with a Smooth Finish or Raised Rivets (add rivets to helmet and chest).
Add Copper Trim (Fukurin) to your armor.
Select the Material or Brocade used for your Armor. This option may apply to your Kote (sleeve armor), Obi (Belt), Haidate (armored apron) and Suneate (shin armor).
(Click through the product images to see different Material Options.)
Select the Leather Color and/or Pattern used of your armor.
Primarily it will be used on the Haidate (armored apron), above the armor plating, but may also be used on Light or Medium Suneate (shin armor).
Select the style of Suneate (shin armor) you would like for your armor.
(Picture is for reference only.)
Select to upgrade your standard black lacquer Yoroi Bitsu (storage box & stand) to a natural lacquer Deluxe Bitsu with "dove tailed" joints.
Choose to add Samurai or Custom Mon (symbol) to your Yoroi Bitsu (armor box). Custom Mon's needs to be e-mailed to us in a mono-color, “Clip-Art” format.(Click through the product images to see different Standard Mon Options.)
Select these options to further customize your Kabuto (helmet).
Add a symbol (mon) to the ears (fukigaeshi) of your helmet. This can be a standard mon or custom design you can email us in "Clip-Art" format.
(Click through the product images to see different Standard Mon Options.)
Use this option to add Dear Antlers, Water Buffalo Horns, Wooden Horns or Waki-Date (Flat Wooden Horns) to your kabuto.
Add a Kasa Jirushi no Kan (ring with tassel) to the back of a helmet with an Agemaki Bow (a specially knotted cord).
Customize the visor of your helmet with embosed eyebrows and/or wrinkles.
Select your choice of face armor available for your yoroi. Standard and Ressei Menpo option will give you nose and mustache options. Henpo and Hoate are without nose option.
Add character to your armor by selecting a custom mustache option.(This option is only available with certain mask / nose styles.)
Add a "Soul Patch" beard to the top chin (below lip) of my Hanbo or Hoate.
Select the color you would like your mustache to be.
Select from the following options to further customize your Do (chest armor).
Select the material color used for your shoulder padding (Tate-Eri).
PLEASE NOTE: If not selected we will use Tan or match your main material color.
This option changes the detail of your dō by adding 1 or 2 rings to the chest section of your dō, used to display tassels or hold a saihai or gunbai.
Add one or two HOLDING RINGS to either side of your Dō (chest plate), used to hold bags, tie a weapon, Gunbai and/or your Sarashi in place. We recommend adding both if you are training in your armor.
Add a Machi-Uke (banner holder) to the back of your Dō (chest armor) so you can attach a Sashimono (war banner) to your armor set.(Add Option Wooden Banner Base)
This option offers to make your kuzazuri (skirt plate) detachable / interchangeable. Commonly used in the past for fast repair / replacement of the kuzazuri, or removable for fast and quiet movement of troops.
The Sizing Options for your custom samurai armor set.
This option changes the girth size of your Dō (chest armor). While inhaling deeply, have an assistant wrap the tape measure under your armpits around the largest part of your chest. In the back, you want the tape measure to wrap across your shoulder blades. The tape measure should be snug, but not tight.
Adjust the armor to your Height. Standard sizing is 170 CM. Select the option closest to your actual height. If unsure, select 1 size smaller and enter your actual size in the order comments.
Please select the option that is closest to your weight or next weight level greater, so our armorers can better fit your armor to your body size.
Select accessories to add to your custom samurai armor order.
Add a long cloth belt used to hold your dō firmly in place for a more comfortable with and to hold weapons and other accessories to your waist.
Add Straw Sandals to your order
Add a pair of Tabi Socks to your order
Expertly handmade with quality materials and good attention to detail.
Crafting Time: 25 to 35 Days.
Materials Used: Bowl style kabuto, steel construction, traditional brocade, hemp, quality cotton, brass, copper fittings with genuine leather & and some synthetic materials might be used. (materials may differ depending on model)
Our “Gashira Class” yoroi are the next step up from our “Kachi Class.” Each suit is handcrafted by our experienced katchû-shi (armor smith) at the Iron Mountain Armory. Our craftsman will use quality materials and traditional crafting methods with some modern techniques, tools and advancements in design. Much like the Taisho Class, each suit has been heavily researched, and a lot of care is put into their historical accuracy. The principle difference between the Gashira-class and Taisho-class, is that the Gashira Class is crafted with the practical bowl-style kabuto (simulated laminate) and some other machine stamped parts. Gashira class also feature some small modern design enhancements (like adding grommets and spot welding) to make the armor more robust and easier to main. Our Gashira Class samurai armor is made specifically for collectors, exhibitions, re-enactors and martial artists, who want an authentic “Gendai” samurai suit of armor without the added expenses of the more traditional design and hand crafting methods found in our Taisho class.
The Gashira class features a more traditional Gendai design over kachi class and include features such as, real animal hair, genuine leather, removable or interchangeable nose, brass fittings, shoulder padding with kikko (armor plating), traditional butted mail, opposable thumbs, leg / waist support on haidate, extra materials, fittings, riveting, grommets, extra lacing options and included armor storage / display box (yoroi bitsu) with stand. The attention to detail is a big step up from Kachi class, however, due to handcrafting of many parts there might be some blemishes that pass through our QC process. Although we work to avoid and fix blemishes / issues, through the QC process, they are a natural occurrence of handcrafting. Taisho class suits will have fewer (if any) of these blemishes that occur due to high standards and level of detail when crafting and review.
Advanced Options for our Gashira Armors. These are optional, and come with additional costs. These Options will override the MAIN PAINT option for ONLY the parts selected here.
Select the color & finish your Helmet will be painted.
Select the color & finish the ears (fukigaeshi) will be painted.
Select the color & finish your Shikoro Bottom Plate (Suso no ita) will be painted.(This option should only be chosen if you would like the neck plates to be a different color than those of the main Helmet.)
Select the main color and finish your mask and throat guard will be painted. You can paint the bottom plate a different color by using the "Advanced Custom Options" below.
Select the color & finish your Tare will be painted.
(This option should only be chosen if you would like the throat plates to be a different color than those of the mask.)
Select the color & finish your Tare Bottom Plate (Suso no ita) will be painted.
Select the color & finish your Sode will be painted.
Select the color & finish your Sode Bottom Plates (Suso no ita) will be painted.
Select the color & finish your Dō will be painted.
Select the color & finish your Kusazuri will be painted.
(This option should only be chosen if you would like the skirt plates to be a different color than those of the chest armor.)
Select the color & finish your Shikoro Bottom Plates (Suso no ita) will be painted.
Select the color & finish your Haidate will be painted.
Select the color & finish your Suneate will be painted.