Uesugi Kenshin – “The Dragon of Echigo” ruled the province of Echigo towards the end of the Sengoku Period (Feudal Japan). He was widely known for his prowess in both battle and in the courts. Kenshin earned his reputation and his nickname after several clashes with the legendary “Tiger of Kai”, better known as Takeda Shingen. Both may have received these names for their interest in Sun Tzu’s work “The Art of War” and their interest in Chinese culture.
The two Daimyo would clash five times before Takeda would succeed in the victory of Kenshi. Uesugi Kenshin believed in the Buddhist god of war. Because of this, his men regarded him as the Avatar of Bishamonten, calling Kenshin the “God of War.” His yoroi set comes with both dragon maedate (crest) for luck and large Buddhist prayer beads for blessing.
Iron Mountain Armory will craft your Gashira Armor using natural materials and traditional designs with the implementation of modern tools and techniques. We offer the option to change the style of the kabuto (helmet), mask menpo and suneate (shin guards). The standard colors of Uesugi Kenshin’s Dragon Armor are Black, as the dominant color with blue lacing. We offer the ability to customize it however you like, including paints, laces, material and leather in multiple colors and styles. This beautiful samurai yoroi set is also offered in both Kachi and Taisho as well.
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 4 to 6 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.|
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5 stars are well deserved and I would recommend this armor to anyone looking for quality armor at a very reasonable price compared to Japan’s prices.
– Jack J.
I am loving this armor. It looks amazing, a work of art – from the overall design down to the little details. The quality is fantastic. It also fit perfectly. I’d like to note that the customer service I received was great, helping walk me through getting the armor sized right.
The pictures don’t do this armor justice. The armor looks amazing and gets a “WOW” from just about everyone who steps into our waiting room. Clients stand around the armor while waiting giving us a new prestige of success.
My armor arrived today. I can not adequately express how happy I am with it. I was only able to put it on and walk around a little today and than set it up for display, but tomorrow I will be sure to give it a more thorough test. Everything seems great though from what time I spent wearing it and it looks perfect on display. I would also like to say thank you for the extra touches you did, I really appreciate it. I am very happy with everything and I will be sure to spread the word as best I can.
as the other comments say this armor is beautiful. great quality I am very happy and outstanding customer service.