samuri helmets

Hineno zunari kabutoHead-shaped samurai helmet PERIODEarly Edo period (1615-1868), 17th centuryPRICE4,000 € This samurai helmet is built with five iron plates that form a flat surface which has been lacquered in black. The neck guard (shikoro) of Hineno type comprises five plates and small fukigaeshi (turned-back portions).Antique samurai helmets of this type were originally made during the late Muromachi period and became popular for their functionality. With such a plain construction they were, in fact, easy to produce but could be made with thick and resistant...

Miniature armor Ni-mai do tosei gusokuHeight: 50 cm 19th century During the 17th Century samurai families used to display a set of helmet and armor, weapons and banners outdoors on the Tango-no-Sekku Festival (The Boy’s Festival), held on the fifth day of the fifth month, designated as an important ceremonial day by the Edo Shogunate Government. Later in the Edo period these items, except for the banners, were moved indoor, on rooms facing the street. The style of displaying varied in accordance and the armors gradually became miniaturized, thus keeping splendid...

Koboshi kabutoA russet iron samurai helmet with small standing rivets ARMORERSaotome IetsuguDATEMid Edo period, 18th centurySIGNATURESaotome Ietsugu A russet iron (tetsu sabiji) sixty-two plate kabuto, each mounted with twenty-five small tapered standing rivets (ko-boshi) of decreasing size. The front plate, larger than the others, is fitted with two lines of rivets, while the rear one is left empty, for a total of 1.550 rivets.The typical “Saotome-byo” is visible under this lining: an extra rivet which is almost an additional signature of the Saotome armorers.The five-...

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