samurai armour information

Shinshinto katana ToshimitsuKanesaki Tenryushi Minamoto Toshimitsu金崎天龍子源寿光Late Edo periodNBTHK Hozon Tōken as “Bizen, late Edo Period” (備前時代江戸後期) Nagasa [lenght]: 62.6 cm
Motohaba: 3.2 cm, sakihaba: 2.2 cm
Sori: 1 cm
Sugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune, chu-kissaki (3 cm)
Kitae [forging pattern]: tight itame hada toward nashiji hada
Hamon [tempering pattern]: choji midare; ashiBōshi [point]: ko-maru
Nakago [tang]: ubu, kurijiri, ō-sujikai yasurime; one mekugi-ana; mei: “Kanesaki Tenryushi Minamoto Toshimitsu”Koshirae: The sword is...

Samurai armor signed Myochin MuneakiOkegawa-do tosei gusokuLate Edo period (1615-1867), 19th centuryThis Japanese armor features a good heavy sujibachi-kabuto made our of 24 riveted plates, adorned with an excellent gilt-wood dragon maedate and fitted with a hon-kozane shikoro (neck protection). The signature inside the helmet reads “Myochin ki Muneaki” and belongs to an armorer from the Myochin school who worked in Himeji (Harima) during the latter part of the Edo period. The kamon (family crest) of the Sakai family, for whose he worked, is printed on the two leather covers of...

HoateIron half mask for samurai armorEarly Edo Period (1615-1867)Saika or Haruta School, 17th century A samurai mask of hanbo shape, covering half face and excluding the nose.The surface is finished with parallel lines called yasurime ("file marks”) and all rivets are decorated with applied iron ornaments (kirigane) either in the shape of a chrysanthemum or of lozenges, as typical from the Saika school of armorers. The Saika school was founded in the early 17th century by a group of armor-makers of the Haruta group who moved to Kii province, in the village of Saika....

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