About Us

    Little Star Enterprises, Inc. was formed in June of 2001 with the mission to provide the most authentically-crafted, reproduction Samurai armor, weapons, accessories and service to our clients at the lowest possible prices. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell; which is why we travel to the armories and sword forges that we do business with, to keep personal relationships with each crafter and oversee quality control standards. We keep our online catalog up to date with the most recent and detailed pictures; as well as descriptions, so you know exactly what to expect when receiving your order.  For these reasons and many more, Little Star Enterprises, Inc has been the leading online retailer of authentically crafted and customizable samurai armor since it’s conception in 2001. 

     After 16 years it continues to be an honor to share our passion for the history and culture of Samurai and their armor.  Which is why we proudly offer a full line of handmade authentic reproduction Japanese Samurai Armor (Yori or Armour), Samurai kabuto (helmets), clothing, weapons and accessories from the world-renowned foundry of the Iron Mountain Armory.  Keeping with traditions, we still believe in the old motto: "The Customer Is Always Right", and we stick by that. We believe the word of mouth is the sincerest form of advertising, which is why we want YOU, the customer, to be happy with your experience working with us.  This philosophy has kept us in business for over 16 years.  If you are not happy - we are not happy and we will do whatever we can to make you feel happy and comfortable with ordering from us (both before and after). We want you to know that we will work hard to make sure that you will receive our best service, best products and the best deals possible. 

     We know there are many fakes and cheap reproductions of samurai armor and parts on the market.  Some sellers have even used and poorly photoshopped some of our pictures.  If you have any doubts, ask to see more detailed pictures and photos of the armour crafting process. As you can see below, we take all our own photos and have begun watermarking them to help stop copyright infringements. If you have any questions or would like more detailed pictures of our products, please do not hesitate to contact us.   Please read the product reviews written by real clients and visit our FaceBook page to see updates and to chat with some of our clients.  We want you to feel confident when honoring us with your order. 

     Please be aware that there are low-quality imitation armors being sold through auction sites. These sellers have copied many of our older (and lower resolution) photos to peddle their imitation products, as well as copying those from other armories. Please do not be fooled by these poorly-made armors. If you have any doubts, ask to see more detailed pictures and photos of the armor crafting process. As you can see below, we take all of our own photos and have begun watermarking them to help stop copyright infringements.  


 

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Quality Difference of Samurai Armor
On the road to the Iron Mountain Armory Researching / Studying Historical Samurai Armor Samurai Armor on Display at the armory Reproducing the first parts by hand
All parts are are first crafted by hand All parts are are first crafted by hand Marking the armor for rivets Marking the armor for rivets
After handcrafting machines are used to drill holes Machine drilling decreases time & increases preceision Spot Welding is used for added durability & safety Chest and Back of Armor are forged together
Armor is hand sanded for smoth finish The laminated plating is now inspected The kabuto and other parts are also being finished Kabuto are also laminated
The armor parts are now painted and heat treated Careful care is taken during the painting process Special coating on the inside of the armor Parts are made ready to assemply
The lacing process of the armor begins The lacing process of the armor continues The lacing process of the armor continues Materials are sewn
Padding is sewn Padding is sewn Plates and Chainmail are inspected Plates and Chainmail are inspected
Chainmail is sewn to the kote Each link is attached and sewn into the silk brocade Some machine sewing is used Brass fittings are added
Samurai Armor Crafting Great care is taken All quality materials are used Crests are just being finished and hand sanded
Cloth and padding is added to the inside of the armor Armor is laid out for inspection The armor is inspected for quality control Final QC is setting up the armor and taking pictures