Egawa Okegawa Gashira Gusoku
Our regal Egawa Okegawa Gusoku is a Gashira Class samurai yoroi crafted by our more senior katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith). The dō features egawa (printed leather) on the muna-ita/oshitsuke-ita/waka-ita (upper plates). We offer several patterns options, in both white and Fusube Gawa (smoked brown) leather style. This style of dō also has the optional fukurin (applied, decorative metal trim) along the edge of the plates for extra embellishment. You can also add a painted mon (symbol) on the chest.
This Gashira Class okegawa yokohagi dō is a “tub sided” horizontal plated, 2 piece chest design, joined together with a hinge, making it a “clam-shell” style of armor. This style of dō has horizontal, over-lapping plates that are riveted together, creating a very strong, shock absorbing, layered dō. This design was more economical, comfortable, less maintenance and yet more reliable in battle than any previous designs. This is why the Okegawa yoroi had become the most common style of armor used by all levels of samurai and their ashigaru during the 16th century. The full name for this particular traditional dō is: “Egawa no Yokohagi Okegawa Tōsei Ni-Mai-Dō Yoroi“
Features: Gashira Class crafting.
- Full sized and fully functional.
- Variation of paint, high quality cotton odoshi colors and traditional features.
- Includes display box and stand.
Gashira - Officer -
The Gashira series armor is also crafted in a traditional Yokohagi Okegawa ni-mai dô with raised rivets popular in the Sengoku (Warring States) period.
The Gashira line is meticulously handmade with all high quality, traditional materials and good attention to detail.
Great painting, detachable nose piece from the Menpo,
bowl style kabuto, 19 gauge iron lames, Japanese silk, quality cotton, brass & copper fittings with genuine leather.
Absolutely stunning pieces of traditional craftsmanship.
We are the ONLY exclusively licensed Dealer of quality armour for the world renowned Iron Mountain Armory and Little Star Enterprises Inc. in Australia.