Handcrafted by the katchu (armorers) of Iron Mountain Armory, the Karuta Tatami Zukin (or Karuta Gane Zukin) is meticulously fashioned from karuta (rectangular steel plates), fastened together with kusari (chain-links), and sewn to a linen zukin (hood). This makes it a practical, yet comfortable head protection. Because it was crafted using karuta linked by kusari, this tatami kabuto can be folded easily and stored for transport. The Karuta Tatami Zukin armor, worn by high ranking samurai, was a more elaborate, ornate and offered better protection.
- Optional material and painted karuta / kusari
- Optional padding can be added for an additional cost
Handcrafted by the Iron Mountain Armory at the time of your order. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for crafting.
- KTZ-Short: Chainmail hood with steel plates sewn into a cloth lining. Hangs down to bottom of the ear.
- KTZ-Long: Chainmail hood with steel plates sewn into a cloth lining. Hangs down above the shoulder.
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