edo period samurai armor

Momoyama period, 16th-17th century This unique shape helmet is made of 32 plates joined with wide standing rivets placed near the suji of each plate. The back central plate runs inside the helmet to join each pair of plates at the ridge, fixed with an extra rivet for each joint. At the peak, a sort of beak-shaped element has beed inserted, to design the typical cabasset peak that originated the momonari design. As usual, the direction of the peak is toward the front and not toward the back as seen in the European helmets. Probably due to a combat damage, the kabuto had been restored...

 Mei: 雲州高長信作 / 弘化三年八月吉日横田随賀入道带剱之Unsho Takahashi Naganobu / A lucky day of  August Koka san-nen (1846)Yokota became monk with this sword-NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Tōken-Published: Yoshihiro Abe, Unsho Tosho Takahashi Tsumbo-shi - Nobunaga no Kenkyu, 1988, pag. 301-Nagasa [length]: 33 cmMotohaba [bottom width]: 3.1 cmMotokasane [bottom thickness]: 7.4 mm-Sugata [configuration]: Hira-zukuri, iori-mune,Kitae [forging pattern]: Ko-mokume hada mixed to masame and muji-fūHamon [tempering pattern]: Gunome choji in nioi deki. Nioiguchi well defined, with ashi and tobiyakiBoshi [point...

Samurai armourEdo period (1615-1867), 18th century SignatureThe menpō is signed under the chin 弘前住 明珍紀宗賢 盛吉作 (Hirosaki no Ju Myōchin ki Munekata Moriyoshi saku) CertificateThe armor accompanied by a certificate of registration as Jūyō Bunka Shiryō(Important cultural work)issued by the Nihon Katchu Bugu Kenkyu Hozon Kai (Association for the Research and Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armor).Literature:Katchu Bugu Juyo Bunka Shiryo Zuroku - Vol. 4, (Tōken shunjû shinbunsha: Tōkyō, 2004), Pag. 76-77Description:The style of the armor is reminiscent of the medieval suits, as common...

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