Sode

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  • Item #: SODE
  • Manufacturer: Iron Mountain Armory
  • Manufacturer's Product Number: SDE

Our Gashira class sode (shoulder armor) are handcrafted by the Iron Mountain Armory at the time of your order.  The sode is the pauldron or plate of armor meant to protect the shoulder area.  It is made up from several plates of iron, overlapped and laced together; to deflect downward from the shoulder and along the kote (arm armor) . We offer several different options of sode to give your armor a new look or different level of protection. 

The Tatami sode is crafted of cloth, lace and iron plates and is commonly worn with tatami armor.  It offers less protection but has maximum flexibility and is popular for martial artists or addition for ninja armor.  

The standard and simulated scale sode are the more popular style worn by samurai and offer a balanced level of protection and flexibility.  It is crafted with cloth, cotton lace and iron plating. 

Our scaled sode are made up of over 400 individually dragon scaled plates, individually laced together with silk threading.  It offers the maximum level of flexibility and protection. 

The older Laced style armor is crafted by larger layered iron plates all laced together and offers the most protection but offers the least flexibility.  3 lace colors can be chosen. 

Color Options: Click Here to view paint options

Questions?: Review our FAQ page
Price is for 1 set.  Please allow about 3 weeks for crafting and delivery. 


  • Full Sized: Full Protection
  • Traditionally Handcrafted : 18 Gauge Steel
  • Customizable: Paint and Lace
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Price $89.00
Sale Price $69.98
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