Custom Hachi Goshôzan Kabuto
- Item #: CKM-CUST
- Manufacturer: Iron Mountain Armory
- Manufacturer's Product Number: CKM
The kabuto is a helmet which was worn by samurai and their retainers, while dressed in armor. There were many types and styles of kabuto crafted during the feudal period of Japan; which were perfected during the Sengoku era.
This particular kabuto was traditionally crafted by the Iron Mountain Armory in a style known as a Hachi (bowl) Goshôzan and was most commonly used between the 11th and 15th century. It is fitted with a shikoro (nape guard) and “tehen kanamono” (small opening and ornamental grommet, on top of the hachi) also known as a "hachiman-za" (seat of the war god Hachiman). It features a stretched cloth lining (ukebari) for comfortable fit of most adult head sizes.
The menpo (men-pô = facial armor) is a traditional “ressei-men” style; which features a mustache (or kuchi hige), facial wrinkles (shiwa), posts (odayori ore kugi), detachable nose guard (hana), ear covers (mimi) and throat guard (tare).
Each hachi-goshôzan kabuto is traditionally crafted, full sized, fully functional. Comes standard with a matching menpo, brass circle crest (maedate) and basic portable stand. The kabuto with menpo weighs ~ 5 lbs. Accent colors are the bottom plate or lace of shikoro and tare.
- Changeable crest (maedate)
- Mon painted on the “ears” (fukigaeshi)
- Can be ordered without a mustache (kuchi hige)
- Can be ordered with a bird nose (tengu)
- Optional kabuto ring (kasa jirushi no kan) with agemaki bow.
- Optional adding rivets.
- Deluxe Portable Stand