Nodowa (Gorget throat armor) Gashira Class are crafted using steel, leather and feature a cotton lace which ties behind the neck to hold the neck protector securely in place. The nodowa can fit under an existing menpo tare (throat guard) or looks great worn alone, mounted on your wall or displayed on a mantel, restaurant, office, worn for decoration, re-enactment or part of a costume.
Nodowa is a “bib like” neck protector composed of a U shaped plate armor that hangs from the neck covering the chest and throat area. In the West it is known as a Gorget. This piece was considered under-armor or auxiliary or optional armor, worn by the samurai of Feudal Japan, in addition to the standard armor parts. Nodowa is a neck protection that is composed of metal, fabric and/or leather. While providing extra protection to the samurai, it did reduce neck movement.
Our handmade Nodowa feature real steel construction in a variety of colors with a cotton cord strap. Full sized and fully functional, each piece is traditionally handcrafted and may differ slightly from those shown.
Features: Nodowa Gashira Class
- Traditional Design.
- Genuine leather.
- Optional paint and lace color.
|Our skilled katchû-shi (armorers) at the Iron Mountain Armory will need at least 2 to 4 weeks, depending on options selected, and other scheduled orders, for the custom handcrafting of your reproduction samurai item.|
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References: Wikipedia / The Samurai Armour Glossary – by Ian Bottomley & David Thatcher
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