Classic Samurai Armor

         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.

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         The armor is crafted in a traditional Yokohagi Okegawa ni-mai dô, which was very popular in the Sengoku (Warring States) period. The Classic series armor also features the Okegawa armor style with the rivets filed down. Okegawa means "tub-sided" and refers to the obviously tub-like shape of the cuirass and its construction. However because the armor was designed with a single hinge under the left arm, allowing you to slide into the dô and tying 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 Classic samurai suites are ground flush with the surface, giving the armor a more smoothed look and feel.

         All of Iron Mountain Armory armor features a pin hinge under the left armpit which can be removed and tied with lace. Once the pin is removed, the existing cord can be tied to accommodate those wearing the armor with a larger chest. The chest and back plate can also be bent and stretched out to help accommodate for people with a chest size over 45". The watagami (shoulders) on the Iron Mountain Armory armor are adjustable as well and can be bent to match the shoulders of its wearer, providing them with a more comfortable fit. These are several key features when deciding on which armory you want to buy your armor at.

         These very affordable reproductions of this Samurai classic armor line, are handmade using the same methods armor craftsman used 500 plus years ago, during the Sengoku period. The armor is very well design with over 1,000 years of ingenuity behind it. 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 Samurai armor in today´s market 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: 55 lbs (with display box)

Shipping Information: All armor ships in a 18" x 20" x 24" box and weighs an average of 58 lbs.