Kiritsuke Kozane Taisho O-Yoroi
The traditional crafting of this Kiritsuke Iyo-zane Taisho class samurai armor set takes over 30 days of meticulous focus and labor. We will work hard to to accurately reproduce this “tosei” gusoku mimicking the classical “kozane” gusoku. An elegant tosei design like this one utilizes 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. This style of Kiritsuke Iyo-zane yoroi was one of the most common armors used by high-ranking samurai warriors and Daimyo alike.
Our Taisho katchû-shi will focus on quality over quantity, and much like the original artisans of ancient Japan. They will not jeopardize their reputation by crafting inferior quality armor. We are happy to take on new challenges by customizing every detail of your armor to your specifications. Every piece of armor they craft is as traditional in nature, within reason.
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.