Arima Clan Taisho Yoroi
Our skilled katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith) here at Iron Mountain Armory have crafted this reproduction Taisho class samurai armor set in honor of the Arima Clan. The Arima Clan were descended from Fujiwara Sumitomo. They were established in the 12th century by Arima Tsunezumi.
The Arima Clan, whose name means “has horse” were first known for their cavalry offense. Their military prowess grew even stronger with the arrival of the Portuguese. Due to heavy influence by Christian missionaries, and as a result of his “Christianization”, the Arima Clan received supplies and weapons from the Portuguese, which strengthened the clan even further. They would play a small but interracial part in the final unification of Japan by siding with Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The Taisho (Commander) Samurai would take their commands directly from their Daimyo and orchestrate their Arima Clan Gashira samurai, who would then lead their subordinate Arima Kachi Samurai into combat.
Our artisan katchû-shi will hand craft this traditional “Tosei Byo-toji Yokohagi Okegawa Dō” (Two Section Cuirass with Riveted Horizontal Plating joined by a Pin Hinge) by hand, using the most traditional methods with minimal use of modern tools or materials. These fine Arima Clan Taisho quality suits are among some of the most historically accurate suits made today.
This particular yoroi features a traditionally crafted 5 plate Hineno Zunari Bachi Kabuto (helmet), with Kiritsuke Iyozane (simulated scale) sode (shoulder guards) and kusazari (defensive skirt plating). This design style was very common towards the end of the Sengoku Era. They are happy to customize the style of kabuto (helmet), menpō (face mask) and suneate (shin guards). The standard paint finish of the Arima Samurai Armor is suna (sand) texture.
Features: Taisho Class quality.
- Full sized and fully functional.
- Variation of paint, art silk odoshi colors and traditional features.
- Includes display box and stand
All of our armour is forged in the traditional iron armour plating (lames) tradition.
Taisho - Commanding Officer Armor -
This armour model is made with the level of quality and expectations that a high ranking Samurai would expect. Using only the highest quality in materials; such as Japanese silk, organic cotton, buffalo horn, etc. Each suit of armour is made by our head master- craftsmen with a close eye to detail and quality control.
They are accurate and detailed in every way. For example a single helmet can consist of over 32 different hand-spliced iron plates (Laminated Style Kabuto), individually riveted together. Our Taisho model samurai armor is made specifically for private collectors, museums, re-enactors, martial artists and those who demand the highest detail and quality.
These suits are often ordered by collectors who want the finest quality armour without having to pay the high cost and taxes that they would as if they would had purchased it in Japan. Incredible high quality at an excellent market price and sold frequently to clients in Japan .
Laminated style kabuto, 19 gauge iron lames, Japanese silk, quality cotton, brass & copper fittings with genuine leather.
We are the ONLY exclusively licensed Dealer of quality armour for the world renowned Iron Mountain Armoury in Australia.