The helmet is a very rare iron zunari kabuto (helmet in the shape of a human head) with high level iron kirigane (cut-out applications). The lower side is in fact decorated with an applied karakusa band, while the top is fitted with an elaborate openwork lozenge from which a long ken descends toward the visor. The front plate is sharply embossed with eyebrows and wrinkles. The four-stage shikoro (neck protector) is laced in kebiki odoshi with three colors, as the rest of the armor.
The cuirass is of okegawa-dō style, with horizontal plates of wavy outline, decorated with an unusual silver motif of a constellation.
The sleeves (kote) are fitted with a high quality chain-mail and iron protectors.
The armor is decorated with a maedate of stylized horns on the helmet and a large umajirushi on the back. On many parts, including fukigaeshi, dō, umajirushi and armor boxes’ leather covers, a family crest (kamon) with hawk feathers has been applied.
This samurai armor is complete, original and matching.
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Armour for sale
Price: 24,000 €
Inventory Nr: 1687