This Yokohagi Suso no ita Gashira Samurai Armor is crafted by our senior katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith), at the Iron Mountain Armory. It uses one of the most iconic armor designs called “Tosei Yokohagi Okegawa Ni-Mai Do,” which loosely translates to a “Modern” Two Section Cuirass with Horizontal Plating Joined by a Pin Hinge. It can add the buji-taki (rivets) as an option. Yokohagi Suso no ita is a general term for the lowermost lame on an item or armor, such as the shikoro, sode or tare.
The Okegawa Ni-Mai Do became one of the most common armor designs used during the last 100 years of the Sengoku Era. This Do is crafted from overlapping individual lames (metal strips) that are smoothed over, then painted and laced with your choice of color. The kabuto (helmet), menpo (mask) and suneate (shin guards) armor style can be changed or customized upon your request.
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 5 to 7 weeks for crafting of this item.
To see the class differences, please view Kachi Vs. Gashira.
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