This Toppai-Bachi Kabuto is beautifully handcrafted by the best kachushi (armor crafter) at the Iron Mountain Armory. Toppai-Bachi kabuto look quite similar to hachi style kabuto, but have are crafted with a pulled or pinched style to their design; making them almost “egg” shaped. Some extreme toppai-bachi have exaggerated cone-like shapes that can extend up to towering heights. Although this style of kabuto was used during the Sengoku Period, it became more popular and more extravagant in design during the Edo Period.
The menpō (facial armor) is a traditional “ressei-men” style; which features a mustache (or kuchi hige), facial wrinkles (shiwa), posts (odayori ore kugi), detachable nose guard (hana), ear covers (mimi) and throat guard (tare).
Features: Taisho Class. Each toppai-bachi kabuto is traditionally crafted, full sized and fully functional. Comes standard with a matching menpō, crest (maedate) as shown and a basic portable stand. The kabuto with menpō weighs 6 lbs. Accent colors are the bottom plates and lace of shikoro and tare. Please allow at least 45 days for crafting time.
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