B005 - Date Masamune Clan Samurai Armor

Date Masamune Clan Samurai Armor
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  • Item #: B005
  • Manufacturer: Iron Mountain Armory
  • Manufacturer's Product Number: B005
     Date Masamune (September 5, 1567 – June 27, 1636) was a Japanese samurai of the Azuchi-Momoyama period through early Edo period. Heir to a long line of powerful daimyo in the Tohoku region, he went on to found the modern-day city of Sendai. 

     Masamune is known for a few things that made him stand out from other daimyo of the time. In particular, his famous crescent-moon-bearing helmet won him a fearsome reputation. As a child, smallpox robbed him of sight in his right eye, though it is unclear exactly how he lost the eye entirely: some sources say he plucked out the eye himself, others say that he had his trusted retainer Katakura Kojuro gouge out the eye for him. Despite his impairment, Masamune became an outstanding tactician, he was highly respected for his ethics and he was made all the more iconic for his missing eye, and as such was often called dokuganryu, or the "one-eyed dragon". 

     Optional: Free customary black lacquered box which, along with an included wooden frame, provides the support for the display and instructions; just pay the extra shipping.  Available in two different quality levels: Kachi and Gashira.

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Average Dimensions:
  • Displayed: 2' x 2' x 5' @ 40 lbs
  • Shipping: 20" x 22" x 24" @ 58 lbs
  • Standard Chest Size fits: 104 ~ 109 cm
  • Traditionally Handcrafted :
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Price $1,049.00

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