Traditional Armor for the Modern Warrior
Japanese-Armor.com has been the leading online retailer of authentically crafted and customizable Samurai Armor since 2001. It continues to be an honor to share our passion for the history and culture of the Samurai and their armor. We are proud to offer a full line of authentic, handmade reproduction Japanese Samurai Armor (Yori or Armour), Samurai helmets (Kabuto), clothing, weapons and accessories from the world-renowned foundry of the Iron Mountain Armory.
It is our honor to be of service to you and to share our passion for samurai armor, culture, and accessories. 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 at the best possible price.
The Iron Mountain Armory has been traditionally handcrafting Samurai armor since 2005 and believes in quality over quantity. Therefore, each piece of armor is handcrafted by our skilled kachushi (armorer) at the time of your order. All products handcrafted by Iron Mountain Armory are researched, developed, then battlefield tested and warrior approved. Please view this trailer to see Iron Mountain Armory yoroi and accessories in action:
All armor is full sized, wearable and combat ready. We offer most reproduction Samurai armor suits in THREE DIFFERENT CLASSES:
Taisho (Commander): Masterfully handmade, completely from high-quality, traditional materials and with great attention to detail.
- Crafting Time: 35 to 50 Days.
- Materials Used: Laminated style kabuto, 18 gauge iron lames, silk brocade, hemp, quality cotton, brass & copper fittings with genuine leather. (materials may differ depending on model)
Gashira (Officer): Expertly handmade with all quality materials and good attention to detail.
- Crafting Time: 25 to 35 Days.
- Materials Used: Bowl style kabuto, 18 gauge iron lames, silk brocade, hemp, cotton, brass & copper fittings with genuine leather. (materials may differ depending on model)
Kachi (Foot Soldier): Quickly handmade with some attention to detail. Perfect for the samurai on a budget.
- Crafting Time: 15 to 20 Days
- Materials Used: Bowl style kabuto, 18 gauge iron lames, satin, cotton / nylon, no fittings, faux fur lip and faux leather. (materials may differ depending on model)
Our "Taisho Class" Armor is the same yoroi we sell in Japan. Each suit is painstakingly handcrafted by the most experienced craftsman of the Iron Mountain Armory, using the most authentic materials and methods. Each suit has been researched and modelled after private collections, museums or temples of the actual armor, so they can be accurate and detailed in every way. For example, a single helmet can consist of over 32 different hand-spliced iron plates, individually riveted together. It also features small iron plates in the shoulder and neck padding adding for extra protection, while keeping comfort and flexibility. This class of samurai armor is made specifically for private collectors, museums, re-enactors, martial artists and those who demand the highest detail and quality.
Our "Gashira Class" Armor is also handcrafted by our experienced craftsman at the Iron Mountain Armory, using the quality materials and authentic methods. Much like the Taisho Class, each suit has been heavily researched, and a lot of care is put into their accuracy and detailing. However, main difference between the Gashira-class and Taisho-class, is that the Gashira Class is crafted with the typical bowl-style kabuto (simulated laminate) which was common for the average samurai. Our Gashira Class samurai armor is made specifically for collectors, museums, re-enactors, martial artists who want an authentic samurai suit of armor without the added expenses of a laminated kabuto and higher detailed fittings.
Our "Kachi Class" Armor is offered in response to our many clients who want to own a suit of Samurai armor but at a more economical price. This class of armor is based off of the Gashira class, but it is crafted with some synthetic materials, such as satin instead of silk, faux leather instead of genuine leather, non-removable nose and it lacks the brass fittings and some riveting. It also lacks the padding under the shoulders and back to make the armor more comfortable. Because the armor is made more quickly, there may be slight blemishes in the paint. Overall, our Kachi Class samurai armor has the same overall construction as the Gashira Class, but just using more economical materials, less details, fittings, and design.
Please feel free to ask for more detailed pictures of our armors, about the production process, and any other questions you might have. We will be happy to provide you with any information you might need. We want your complete purchase experience and ownership of your Samurai armor to be the most enjoyable it can be. Remember, Little Star Enterprises, Inc. still believes in the old motto: "The Customer Is Always Right" and we do our utmost to stick to this principle. Word of mouth is a powerful thing. 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. We want you to know that we will work hard to make sure that you will receive the best service, best products and the best deals possible.
Our Samurai Armor will make an excellent addition (or beginning!) to any collection of Samurai Armaments, and with our prices starting as little as $99; can you afford to say no?
Our armor has been seen in Movies such as The Last Samurai, The Wolverine as well as TV Shows like
|Akai Shuken Kabuto||Akai Shuken Yoroi||Arashi Kabuto|
|Arashi Nio-Dō Yoroi||Custom Gashira Samurai Armor|
WARNING: Please beware of the cheap imitation knockoffs that are sold on auction sites by people claiming to be our factory. We recommend that you ask a lot of questions before you buy. Ask for detailed or more high-resolution pictures of their products or even original pictures of their products. You may notice that the picture of the same person claiming to be the factory owner is being used by several different sellers or the watermarks do not match the seller name. There are many red flags. We have noticed lately that a fair number of our armor photographs have been copied and posted for sale on eBay by an unknown seller. Of course this is clearly fraud and we have reported the matter to the proper authorities. Regardless, please remain vigilant. We at Little Star Enterprises, Inc. want you to have the best quality products at the best possible prices. Please see our Terms & Conditions for more details.
HISTORY: These suits of Japanese armor were only worn by the Shogun, Japan's highest military class, and by Samurai and Emperors. Japanese samurai armor and samurai swords are both powerful and unique works of art made by craftsmen of the highest skill level. Each suit of Japanese armor (Kikou), Japanese Helmet (Kabuto) and Japanese Sword (Katana) truly has a soul or chi, as well as a personality all of its own. These stunning works of Japanese art are made strictly in the authentic and traditional manner - all by hand and all by highly skilled craftsmen and are now made available for everyone at affordable prices.
Japanese suits of armor are typically displayed in home, restaurant, corporate, cultural and museum environments. Japanese Armor and Swords are both excellent symbols of Japanese art, culture, and can be adapted to any interior situation. We are constantly adding new historical Japanese products to our range, giving our clients the widest variety of Japanese armor and Japanese swords of the highest quality at the lowest possible prices!