Iyozane no So-Fukurin Taisho Yoroi
Our artisan katchû-shi will take great pride in handcrafting this magnificent Iyozane no So-Fukurin Yoroi with traditional techniques. The meticulous crafting of this Taisho class samurai armor set takes over 35 days of intensely focused work to accurately reproduce the “tosei” gusoku mimicking the classical “kozane” gusoku. The design utilizes Kiritsuke Iyo-zane simulated scale plates, that are laced together to form a 2 piece chest armor. It is then bound together using a pin-hinge, known as an Okegawa dō. The So-Fukurin is the thin brass trim that is carefully added as an edging around the kabuto (helmet), giving it a more luxurious appearance. This particular yoroi set features an engraved brass dragon on the visor of the kabuto. This yoroi style was a popular armor used by high-ranking samurai warriors and Daimyo during the Edo period.
Our best artisan Taisho katchû-shi focus on quality over quantity and like the original katchû-shi. Their sense of honor will not risk jeopardizing their reputation by crafting inferior quality armor. They are happy to take on new challenges by customizing every detail of your Iyozane no So-Fukurin armor to your specifications. Every piece of armor is crafted as traditionally as possible. Please click here for more details.
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.