Kote (Armored Sleeves)
- Item #: KOTE
- Manufacturer: Iron Mountain Armory
- Manufacturer's Product Number: KOTE
Our Kote (armored sleeves) are handcrafted at the time of your order by the Iron Mountain Armory. Our Kote are made up of individual iron plates, laced on and connected with kusari (chainmail) to silk brocade. The inside of the armor laces together to give the wearer a snug / comfortable fit for their unique arm size. The back of the hand is tekko (covered in small iron plates) to offer the wearer full protection with full comfort and maneuverability. Our kote feature three tying methods for different styles of use. The first tying method is under the shoulder (around the arm) for those looking to use the kote with full maneuverability for their sword practice. The second is over the shoulder (around the neck) for full arm and shoulder protection. The third is tying them directly to the watagami (shoulder straps of the armor). A combination of two can be used.
Please choose from our three types of kote, all of which can be customized with silk brocade, lace and paint color options. Price is for one set/two pieces. Please allow about 3 ~ 4 weeks for crafting and delivery for a kote set (2 armored sleeves).
Questions?: Kote come as a set - so you will receive both left and right armored sleeves. More questions, please review our FAQ page