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

Our Gashira class sode (shoulder armor set) 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 steel, overlapped and laced together; to shield the wearer from arrows and blade strikes from the shoulder. We offer several different options of sode to give your armor a new look or different level of protection. 

The Tatami sode set is crafted of cloth, lace and steel 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 sets are the more popular style worn by samurai and offer a balanced level of protection and flexibility.  It is crafted with a cloth lining, cotton lace and steel plating. 

Our scaled sode set are made up of over 300 individually dragon scaled plates, individually laced together with silk threading.  It offers the maximum level of flexibility and protection. 

The older Laced style armor (odoshi) is crafted by larger layered iron plates all laced together and offers the most protection but offers the least flexibility.  

Each sode set is traditionaly handcrafted at the time of your order.  Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for crafting and delivery.  

Questions?: Sode come as a set - so you will receive both left and right.  More questions, please review our FAQ page

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