This Kachi Class samurai armor has been crafted by our apprentice katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith) in honor of Yamamoto Kansuke (山本 勘助, 1501 – 1561 A.D.). Kansuke was a Taisho samurai of the Sengoku Period who was known as one of the “Twenty-Four Generals of Takeda Shingen“. A very 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 5 battles with the 4th being a decisive victory for Takeda which Kansuke would be credited for.
Unfortunately, Kansuke never lived to see this triumph. Thinking his plan would be unsuccessful and at risk of failing his lord, he charged headlong into the enemy ranks – dying a glorious warrior’s death while securing the Takeda victory. Much like Kansukes own armor, our armor smiths have crafted this yoroi set with a hachi zunari kabuto (helmet) and okegawa dō (chest armor).
The kabuto is adorned with natural water buffalo horns to personify his exceptional prowess on the battlefield. His steadfast devotion and fearlessness when charging into battle will live on forever in the heart of whoever wears this suit. This is one of our most popular samurai armor sets.When you have it displayed in your home or are wearing it, you will know why! Also available in Gashira and Taisho Class.
Features: Kachi Class.
- Variation of paint, nylon odoshi colors and features.
- Full sized and fully functional.
The apprentice katchû-shi at Iron Mountain Armory will handcraft this product at the time of your order. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for crafting of this item.
To see the class differences, please view Kachi Vs. Gashira.
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