This striking Gashira Class Armor, has been crafted in tribute to Yamamoto Kansuke (山本 勘助, 1501 – 1561). Kansuke was a Taisho samurai of the Sengoku Period who was known as one of the “Twenty-Four Generals of Takeda Shingen“. Yamamoto was a loyal and remarkable strategist. He is remembered for his victorious strategy in the Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima, against their rival, Uesugi Kenshin. Takeda and Kenshi would fight five battles with the fourth being a decisive victory for Takeda, in which, Kansuke was credited for. Kansuke never lived to see this triumph.
Thinking his plan would be unsuccessful and risk failing his lord, he charged headlong into the enemy ranks. As a result he died a glorious warrior’s death, yet still secured the Takeda victory. Our armor smiths crafted this yoroi set with a hachi zunari kabuto (helmet) and okegawa dō. The kabuto is adorned with natural water buffalo horns to personify and commemorate his prowess on the battlefield.
His steadfast devotion and fearlessness when charging into battle set him apart as a legend. This is one of our most popular samurai armor sets. You will know why when you have it displayed in your home or are wearing it for a reenactment! Also available in Kachi and Taisho class.
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.
The skilled katchû-shi at the Iron Mountain Armory handcraft this product at the time of your order. Please allow 4 to 5 weeks for crafting of this item.
To see the class differences, please view Kachi Vs. Gashira.
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