Samurai Maedate (Crest)

     The Samurai Maedate is a crest that is attached to the front of the kabuto (samurai helmet) which could represent a specific clan, unit, rank, personality trait or to invoke a divine spirit’s power to flow through the samurai.  The samurai maedate where crafted from different materials (brass, wood and paper where most common), in different shapes, sizes and designs.  The most notable designs where often of Deities, animals, dragons and even plants.  The maedate can also be hung on display on the wall of over entry ways.  

     Please contact us if you would like a custom maedate crafted.