Takeda Shingen, also known as the “Tiger of Kai,” wore this well crafted, yet economical reproduction of the legendary gusoku (matching armor set). He was known for his martial prowess and prestige on the battlefield in the late Sengoku Period of Feudal Japan. He was one of the two most vicious Samurai warlords to do battle in Japan. Now his name can live on in the warrior spirit of whoever wears this armor.
The Takeda Shingen gosuku is meticulously handcrafted, featuring a hari-bachi kabuto (helmet) covered with real yak hair and egawa (leather with embossed patterns). The okegawa do is smoothed and covered with matching egawa, as well as o-sode (large shoulder guards). The kote (armored sleeves), haidate (apron) and our own custom wood carved demon crest, are crafted with great attention to detail. The back of the do features kiritsuke-Kozane (Simulated Narrow Scale) with kebiki-odoshi style lacing (also referred to as “full lacing”).
With over 150 man hours invested in every gusoku of this style, we believe it is respectable enough, even for the Daimyo Takeda Shingen. This brilliant samurai armor is crafted by our senior Gashira katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith) here at Iron Mountain Armory.
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 (armorers) at the Iron Mountain Armory will need at least 5 to 8 weeks, depending on options selected, and other scheduled orders, for the custom handcrafting of your samurai armor set.|
To see the class differences, please view Kachi Vs. Gashira.
|For more information, please review our Order Options Explained, Glossary Terms or FAQ Pages. You can also Contact Us directly. We are always happy to be of service.|
The hair of the kabuto is not so well done, you can see the glue, the hair was glued too high, the kabuto itself is great👍