This So-men (full mask) is the full-faced variant of the traditional armored samurai menpō (mask), covering the entire face instead of just the lower portion. This particular somen is Gashira class and cast from bronze, so it is a little to heavy to be worn comfortably, it works best for display. This “Gashira Class” somen features two adjustable cotton cords and attached hood to hold the heavy mask more snugly to your stand or face. The Gashira S0-men looks great displayed by itself, mounted on your wall or displayed on a mantel, restaurant, office, worn for decoration, re-enactment or as part of a costume.
Features: Brass crafted. Full sized and functional. Various paint, mustache / beard and tare options available. Gashira quality. Crafted by the Iron Mountain Armory at the time of your order, so please allow 2 weeks for crafting time.
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References: “The Samurai Armour Glossary” by Ian Bottomley & David Thatcher / “The Watanabe Art Museum Samurai Armour Collection Volume 1: Kabuto & Mengu” By Trevor Absolon