Tanko Gashira Kabuto was part of the first style of iron armor that appeared in Japan during the 4th century (Heian Era). This armor was worn by foot soldiers and had a distinctive lamellar (layered) construction. The Tanko Kabuto was the first helmet ever made using laminated armor plating style. It was joined by rivets and lace. The Tanko Gashira Armor was the base armor set which samurai and modern body armor would later be based on over the next thousand years.
This historically accurate reproduction of a Tanko Gashira Kabuto is completely handcrafted from iron and cotton at Iron Mountain Armory. Each Tanko Gashira Kabuto is supplied with a portable stand, to be proudly displayed. This battle-ready kabuto is masterfully crafted from steel and features a cotton lining and comes complete with a custom wooden stand.
Features: Gashira Class Tanko Kabuto
- Wearable and fully functional.
- Fits most adult heads, within a size range of 55cm to 65cm.
|Our skilled katchû-shi (armorers) at the Iron Mountain Armory will need at least 3 to 5 weeks, depending on options selected, and other scheduled orders, for the custom handcrafting of your yoroi.|
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