Sengoku Samurai Armor sets are crafted with attention and focus on the armor designs which were more common to the Sengoku Era (Warring State Era). These armor sets are a little more plane in appearance as money was spent more on war campaigns and less on embellishments of armor. The mengu (facial armor) was often opened face, to allow for unobstructed vision and breathing. Sengoku Samurai Armor sets also tended to lack extra brass, padded edges around the haidate (armored apron) and hemp was favored over silk. As the wars ended and the Edo Era started, Daimyo and Samurai had more money to invest on their armor. It was this development of wealth which started the investment and embellishing of their armor sets. These embellishments were to show their Clan’s wealth as they paraded to and from the capital city.
Sengoku Samurai Armor sets are offered with either a wide face hanbo (A facial armor that covers the chin and lower cheeks only) or a narrow face hoate (A mask without a nose, that covers the face below the eyes). This particular samurai gusoku (matching armor set) is shown with the optional mayu (simulated eyebrows) on a zunari style kabuto. You can select from other styles of kabuto and chose to add mayu and/or miage shiwa (simulated facial wrinkles) as well as other available options. Our skilled katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith) at Iron Mountain Armory, will craft your Gashira class armor with the options of your choice to make your samurai armor set, completely custom to you or your clan. Please note that some options and/or costs are different from our standard Gashira Class armor sets.
Features: Gashira Class crafting.
- Full sized and fully functional.
- Variation of paint, high quality cotton odoshi colors and traditional features.
- Includes display box and stand.
Our skilled katchû-shi here at Iron Mountain Armory will handcraft this product at the time of your order. Please allow 4 to 5 weeks for the crafting of this item. Please note that some options and/or costs are different from our standard Gashira Class armor sets.
To see the class differences, please view Kachi Vs. Gashira.
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