Japanese Samurai Armor
Japanese-Amor.com has been the leading online retailer of authentically crafted and customizable Samurai Armor since 2001. It continues to be an honor to share our passion for the history, culture of Samurai and their armor. We are proud to offer a full line of handmade authentic reproduction Japanese Samurai Armor (Yori or Armour), Samurai helmet (Kabuto), clothing, weapons and accessories from the world renowned foundry of the Iron Mountain Armory. Keeping with traditions, we still believe in the old motto: "The Customer Is Always Right" and we stick by that. We believe the word of mouth is the sincerest form of advertising, which is why we want YOU, the customer to be happy with your experience working with us. This philosophy has kept us in business for over 14 years. If you are not happy - we are not happy and we will do whatever we can to make you feel happy and comfortable with ordering from us (both before and after). We want you to know that we will work hard to make sure that you will receive our best service, best products and the best deals possible.
The Iron Mountain Armory has been crafting Samurai armor since 2005 and believes in quality over quantity. This is why each piece of armor is handcrafted by the skilled artisans of the Iron Mountain Armory at the time of your order.
- Taisho (Commander): Meticulously handmade with all high quality, traditional materials and great attention to detail.
- Crafting Time: 13 to 15 Days
- Materials Used: Laminated style kabuto, 19 gauge iron lames, Japanese silk, quality cotton, brass & copper fittings with genuine leather.
- Gashira (Officer): Meticulously handmade with all high quality, traditional materials and great attention to detail.
- Crafting Time: 10 to 12 Days
- Materials Used: Bowl style kabuto, 19 gauge iron lames, Japanese silk, quality cotton, brass & copper fittings with genuine leather.
- Kachi (Foot Soldier): Quickly handmade with some attention to detail. Perfect for the samurai on a budget.
Crafting Time: 7 Days
Materials Used: Bowl style kabuto, 19 gauge iron lames, Satin, cotton, no fittings, faux fur lip and faux leather
Our Taisho class armor is painstakingly handcrafted by the most experienced armor craftsman of the Iron Mountain Armory using the most authentic materials and methods. Each suite has been researched and modelled after private collection, museums or temples of the actual armor. They are accurate and detailed in every way. For example a single helmet can consist of over 32 different hand-spliced iron plates, individually riveted together. The taisho class armor also comes with the sarashi (cloth belt), waraji (straw sandals) and tabi socks. It also includes extra small iron plates in the shoulder and neck adding for extra protection. This class of samurai armour is made specifically for private collectors, museums, re-enactors, martial artists and those who demand the highest detail and quality.
Our Gashira class armor is also handcrafted by the most experienced armor craftsman of the Iron Mountain Armory using the authentic materials and methods. Like the taisho class each suite has been researched and modelled after private collection, museums or temples of the actual armor. They are accurate and detailed in every way. However the gashira class armor is crafted with the typical bowl style kabuot (simulated laminated) which was common for the average samurai. Our gashira class samurai armor is made specifically for collectors, museums, re-enactors, martial artists who want an authentic samurai suit of armor without the added expenses of the higher class armour.
Our Kachi model armor is offered in response to our many clients who want to own a suit of Samurai armor but at a more economical price. This class of armor is exactly the same as the Gashira class, but it is crafted with some synthetic materials, such as satin instead of silk, faux leather instead of geninuine leather and the extra fittings. There is no padding under the shoulders and back to make the armor more comfortable. Because the armor is made quickly they might have blemishes in the paint. However, most people can only tell the difference between the two models under close inspection. These suits of armour have the same overall construction as the Gashira models but just using more economical materials, less detail and fittings.
Please feel free to ask for more detailed pictures of our samurai armor, about the production process and any other questions you might have. We will be happy to provide you with any information or pictures we can. We want your complete purchase experience and ownership of your Samurai armor to be the most enjoyable as it can be. Remember, Little Star Enterprises, Inc. still believes in the old motto: "The Customer Is Always Right" and we stick by that. Word of mouth is a powerful thing. If you are not happy - we are not happy and we will do whatever we can to make you feel happy and comfortable with ordering from us. We want you to know that we will work hard to make sure that you will receive the best service, best products and the best deals possible.
Our Samurai armor will make an excellent addition to any collection of Samurai Armor and Arms with prices starting as little as $135. All of the Samurai armor suits listed on our website, including the Japanese Samurai Helmets (Kabuto), can be ordered as armor only or with an optional display box and stand.
Our armor has been seen in Movies such as The Last Samurai, The Wolverine as well as TV Shows like
|Gōruden Hotoke Gusoku||Dō (Chest Armor)||Odoshi Samurai Gusoku|
|Odoshi Samurai Scaled Gusoku||Dragon Scale Armor||Tatami Karuta Armour|
WARNING: Please beware of the cheap imitation knockoffs that are sold on auction sites by people claiming to be the factory. We recommend that you ask a lot of questions before you buy. Ask for detailed / higher-resolution pictures of their products or even original pictures of their products. You may notice that the picture of the same person claiming to be the factory owner is being used by several different sellers or the watermarks do not match the seller name. There are many red flags. We have noticed lately that a fair number of our armor photographs have been copied and posted for sale on Ebay by an unknown seller. Of course this is clearly fraud and we have reported the matter to the proper authorities.
HISTORY: The Japanese suit of armor was only worn by the shogun, highest military class, samurai and emperors. Japanese samurai armor and samurai swords are both powerful, unique works of art made by craftsmen of the highest skill level. Each suit of Japanese armor (Kikou), Japanese Helmet (Kabuto) and Japanese Sword (Katana) truly has a soul or chi as well as a personality all of its own. These stunning works of Japanese art are made strictly in the authentic and traditional manner - all by hand and all by highly skilled craftsmen and are now made available for everyone at affordable prices.
Japanese suits of armor are typically displayed in home, restaurant, corporate, cultural and museum environments. Japanese armor and Japanese swords are both excellent symbols of Japanese art, culture, and can be adapted to any interior situation. We are constantly adding new Japanese armor pieces and Japanese Samurai swords to our site giving our clients the widest variety of Japanese armor and Japanese swords of the highest quality at the lowest possible prices!