Samurai 

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Iron Mountain Armory - Samurai Armor

B016 - Sanada Yukimura Samurai Armor

B015 - Shimazu Yoshihiro Samurai Armor

B009 - Tetsuo Samurai Armor

B001 - Daku Akuma Samurai Armor

C004 - Nimaido Samurai Armor

     Iron Mountain Armory Samurai Armor features the more modern and superior Zunari (head shaped) style kabuto (helmet). This kabuto style was also known as the three-plate helmet or hineno-kabuto and offers a higher level of comfort and protection for its wearer. This kabuto will deflect sword, lance and arrows better than the traditional design. They are specially lined with cotton cloth giving some spacing between the wearer's head and the helmet, providing additional protection by absorbing some of the impact of a strike. The cloth stretches to provide a more comfortable fit to different sized heads and also has tiny holes, allowing the head to breath and to help prevent overheating. There is over 1,000 years of human design ingenuity put into this armor. 

     The Iron Mountain Armory Gashira series armor is also crafted in a traditional Yokohagi Okegawa ni-mai dô with raised rivets popular in the Sengoku (Warring States) period. Okegawa means "tub-sided" and refers to the tub-like shape of the cuirass construction. However, because the armor was designed with a single hinge under the left arm, allowing the wearer to slide into the dô and tie it closed from the other side, it was better known as a "clamshell" dô. The most common style of Okegawa dô in this time period was the Yokohagi (horizontal) in which the plates are riveted in horizontal rows. The rivets on the Gashira Samurai suites are raised low dome rivets, giving the armor more detail. 

All of Iron Mountain Armory armor features a pin hinge under the left arm pit, which can be removed. Once the pin is removed, a cord can be laced through to accommodate those with a larger chest. The chest and back plate can also be bent and stretched out to help accommodate wearers with a chest size over 46". The watagami (shoulders) on the Fenglinhania are adjustable as well and can be molded to match the shoulders of its wearer, providing them with a better fit and more comfort. These are key features when deciding on which armory you want to buy your armor from. 

     Our Gashira Samurai Armor suites are affordable reproductions of original Gashira Samurai armor line and are hand made using the same methods armor craftsman used 500 plus years ago during the Sengoku period. By incorporating elements of traditional Japanese samurai armor design of this period with modern tools, the craftsman at the Iron Mountain Armory have successfully forged the most authentic reproduction samurai armor available and at a very affordable price. 


Features: Full size, adjustable and wearable, completely functional Samurai armor, assembly instructions, stand and traditional lacquered Japanese armor box. 


Average Seated Display Specifications: Height: 63" Width: 24" Depth: 20" Weight: 57 lbs (with display box) 


Shipping Information: All armor ships in a 18" x 20" x 24" box and weighs an average of 57 lbs. 

About Our Samurai Armor:

H01 - Dragon Scale Armor

     A tatami gusoku (complete suit of folding armor) includes a tatami dou (dō) or tatami katabira (jacket) and a tatami kabuto (helmet) chochin kabuto, or tatami zukin (hood) or similar type of tatami head protection along with the other related parts of a full suit of Japanese armour. Collapsible head protection such as hachi gane and other collapsible armor are also tatami armor; a traditional kabuto could also be part of a tatami gusoku.     


     Karuta armor was worn by all classes of samurai and foot soldiers (ashigaru) alike. High quality Taisho Karuta armor was more elaborate, ornate and offered better protection.  While the lower quality Kachi sets of armor are more plain and offering only basic protection.  Our tatami armor is hand made by the Iron Mountain Armory.

B011 - Sakakibara Yasumasa Armor

B010 - Kasai Samurai Armor

B007 - Môri Clan (Aki) Samurai Armor

B006 - Akai Oni Samurai

B003 - Ronin Samurai Armor

C005 - Shimazu Clan Samurai Armor

C003 - Oda Nobunaga Clan Samurai Armor

C002 - Suaka Nuri Samurai Armor

C001 - Okegawa Samurai Armor

Tatami (Folding)  Armour

Bugyo

Classic

H02 - Gin-Ryu Gusoku​

The Iron Mountain Armory Classic series armor or C series, features the hineno-jikoro style kabuto. This style kabuto was very popular during the later part of the sixteenth century. It was closer fitting, protective, and lightweight. They are specially lined with cotton cloth with tiny holes, providing ventilation while; preventing overheating. The cloth also provides some spacing between your head and the helmet which provides extra protection by absorbing the impact of any strike. Besides added safety, it makes the kabuto much more comfortable to wear.

     The Iron Mountain Armory, Samurai Armor Bugyo or B series features the more modern and superior Zunari (head shaped) style kabuto (helmet). This kabuto style was also known as the three-plate helmet or hineno-kabuto and offers a higher level of comfort and protection for its wearer. This kabuto will deflect sword, lance and arrows better than the traditional design. They are specially lined with cotton cloth giving some spacing between the wearer's head and the helmet, providing additional protection by absorbing some of the impact of a strike. The cloth stretches to provide a more comfortable fit to different sized heads and also has tiny holes, allowing the head to breathe and to help prevent overheating. There is over 1,000 years of human design ingenuity put into this armor.


     The Iron Mountain Armory Bugyo series armor is also crafted in a traditional Yokohagi Okegawa ni-mai dô with raised rivets popular in the Sengoku (Warring States) period. Okegawa means "tub-sided" and refers to the tub-like shape of the cuirass construction. However, because the armor was designed with a single hinge under the left arm, allowing the wearer to slide into the dô and tie it closed from the other side, it was better known as a "clamshell" dô. The most common style of Okegawa dô in this time period was the Yokohagi (horizontal) in which the plates are riveted in horizontal rows. The rivets on the Bugyo series samurai suites are raised low dome rivets, giving the armor more detail.

B014 - Yamamoto Kansuke Samurai Armor

B012 - Uesugi Kenshin Dragon Armor

B005 - Date Masamune Clan Samurai Armor

B004 - Tokugawa Samurai Warrior Armor

B002 - Arima Clan Samurai Armor

Our Armor

Hatamoto

     A hatamoto was a samurai in the direct service of the Tokugawa Shogunate of feudal Japan.  The title of hatamoto was the most coveted position for any samurai and reserved for the Shogun’s most trusted retainer and advisors.  The word “hatamoto” was the literal meaning of “beneath the flag”, because it was directly underneath the flags and battle standards of the daimyo (Japan’s feudal lords) that one would have found the samurai warriors who bore this most noble of titles.  They made up the daimyo’s mounted and foot guards’ served on his general staff, to plan strategy and to supervise his military administration; or provided immediate personal services to their lord, of which the most important of all was the shared duty of protecting his person. Every hatamoto, therefore, was to some extent a true guardsman who was willing to throw himself in front of his lord when danger threatened – which was no more than would be expected from these bravest and most loyal of all samurai warriors.     


     The battlefield exploits of the hatamoto provide some of the most stirring episodes in samurai history, but not all were completely successful in their fundamental role of guarding their lord.  Despite a handful of disasters of the hatamoto failing to save the life of their daimyo, there are countless successful feats of loyalty and self-sacrifice accomplished by other hatamoto, whose bravery and military skills ensure the future of many a lord’s house in its moment of darkest peril.