samurai helmet for sale

SaihaiCommander baton Mid Edo Period (1615-1867)Wood with golden-copper mounts and horsehairLenght: 56 cmBorn as a tool to control the troops, the saihai changed his function during the Edo period and became an accessory to wear with the armor as a symbol of power.The saihai ‘s final can be in different materials; sometimes is applied directly to the stick, some others hung with a small rope. In this case it is decorated with hair, attached directly to the stick. The ends of the stick are decorated with golden fittings carrying two kamon (family crests)...

Tsutsumi-dō tosei gusokuSamurai Armor with leather-covered cuirassKaga schoolMid Edo period, 18th-19th century This suite of armor features two characteristics that can be often found on suits made in the region of Kaga: the leather surface and the different color of the last plates.  The whole surface, except for the kabuto bachi and the mask, is in fact covered with black leather. The use of leather instead of lacquer to protect the iron surface is something seen very often on Kaga armor, as well as the scattered gilt surface of the last plate of each element. The helmet (...

Ivory netsuke tengu no tamago
An ivory netsuke of a hatching tenguTengu no tamago19th centuryIvory netsuke. Eyes inlaid in dark hornLenght: 3.6 cm The hatching tengu levering itself out of a broken egg with both hands while, with one wing, trailing over the shell which is engraved with simulated cracks. The tengu are mythological creatures of ancient japanese tradition identify both as kami (gods) and as yokai (demons). They are usually represented as bird man with a long prominent nose or, as in the case, with a beak. Netsuke for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: net-1238

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