Kachi Tatami Karuta Yoroi – Black & Black Dragon – Sold As Seen.
Kachi Tatami Karuta Yoroi is a form of light-weight, folding armor worn by Ashigaru, Shinobi and Kachi Samurai alike worn during the feudal era (Sengoku) of Japan. The terms “tatami” refers to the folding ability and “karuta” are small square or rectangle plates of steel sewn to a cloth backing. The chest armor (do or dou) as well as the thigh guards (kusazuri), have small spacing between karuta, to allow for maximum flexibility. The simple kote (sleeves) and suneate (shin guards) design features steel shino (splint) plates sewn to a linen backing, giving adequate protection and economics. Padding can be added for extra protection for a small fee. This Katchi Tatami Karuta Yoroi model offers the most economical Samurai style body armor from the Iron Mountain Armory.