Kawan Kote (vambrace / forearm guard) are a form of shino-gote used to protect the forearm. These are a less traditional form of kote, crafted more for Gendai budō (現代武道 ) who needed lightweight forearm protection. Kawan kote can be worn comfortably and discreetly under clothing to give some protection against edged or blunt weapon attacks. The shino (splint) plating typically protects the forearm, which is roughly 2 cm above the wrist and 6 cm below the elbow. Please reference the measuring instructions in the product window above or by clicking the ? next to the sizing option. We will do our best to craft your kawan kote to best fit your sizing.
To learn more about the unique history and development of Sangu armor like the Kawan Kote, you can read more in our blog article “About Sangu and Sode Armor Parts.”
- Custom sizing, material options and personalized paint color available.
- Comes as a Set of 2 Kawan Kote.
All Kawan Kote are handcrafted by Iron Mountain Armory at the time of your order. Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for crafting.
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