samurai uniform

Ressei menpōSamurai mask with a fierce expression DATEEdo period (1615 - 1867), 18th century A red lacquered high-level mask, with fierce (ressei) expression finely embossed with wrinkles all over the face. The expression is emphasized by painted beard and mustaches.Price band: 5,000€ - 10,000€ On this page is a comprehensive glossary of common terms related to samurai armor.INVENTORY NR: men-1393Menpo for sale. Price on application.  

 A Sukekuni Shinto KatanaSamurai sword in koshirae DATEEarly Edo period, circa 1660CERTIFICATENBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon TōkenNAGASA [lenght]: 69.4 cmMOTOHABA2.4cm SORI1.6 cmSUGATA [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune, enlongated chu-kissaki (4,5 cm)KITAE [forging pattern]: thick ko-itameHAMON[temper line]:dai gunome midare mixed with choji midareNAKAGO[tang]: O-suriage (shortened about 8cm) with original Sujichigai Yasurime  file marks and newly added Kiri yasuri on the suriage part; two mekugi-ana  MEI...

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)...

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