Kiritsuke Kozane Okegawa Taisho Class
Kiritsuke Kozane Okegawa (narrow scale 2 piece cuirass armor) is a fantastic replica of a kiritsuke kozane kebiki-odoshi okegawa tosei samurai armor set, style of lamellae style armor, commonly used amongst high-ranking samurai warriors and Daimyo of the mid 16th century. It continued to be used into the late Edo Era.
The suji-bachi kabuto (laminated helmet) style is adorned with a high standing maedate (crest) that can be customized to your request of samurai clan mon (symbol) or your own family or business logo.
The chest plate style of the Kiritsuke-Kozane was a new and more economical version “hon kozane” (true scale), which were individual narrow scale plates laced together, giving a flexible style of armor that could wrap around the warrior. The kiritsuke-Kozane simulates the look of kozane but is made from long, broad strips (ita-mono) of iron or steel plates, known as “sane-ita”, or “itazane”, laced together in kebiki-odoshi style lacing (also referred to as “full lacing”), which is the same fashion of traditional kozane, giving the same look without the extra cost (typically triple the price). This also made the armor easier to maintain and more durable in combat.
The full name for this particular do is: “Kiritsuke Kozane Kebiki Odoshi Gendai Okegawa Ni-Mai-Do”.
This samurai armor is crafted in a Kiritsuke-Kozane Okegawa Do Gusoku which means “two-section clam-shell cuirass armor, made of lamellae, imitating classical kozane“. The Do (breastplate) is made from 14 individual simulated scaled plates of steel, each hand-woven together with art. silk lacing.
Crafting time takes over 100 hours.
The matching O-Sode (as seen large shoulder shields) or options Chu-sode (smaller, standard sized shoulder shields) can be laced using the color pattern or design of your choice. The metal edges of the armor can be decorated with brass trim, called “fukurin”, adding an extra touch of embellishment. The colored lacing gives the armor a beautiful, vibrant and classical appearance.
As with all of our Taisho Class samurai armor, the Odoshi Scale Gusoku is handmade by the highest skilled
katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith) here at Iron Mountain Armory with great care and attention to detail.
Features: Taisho Class crafting.
- Full sized and fully functional.
- Variation of paint, high quality art. silk odoshi colors and traditional features.
- Includes display box and stand.
All of our armour is forged in the traditional iron armour plating (lames) tradition.
Taisho - Commanding Officer Armor -
This armour model is made with the level of quality and expectations that a high ranking Samurai would expect. Using only the highest quality in materials; such as Japanese silk, organic cotton, buffalo horn, etc. Each suit of armour is made by our head master- craftsmen with a close eye to detail and quality control.
They are accurate and detailed in every way. For example a single helmet can consist of over 32 different hand-spliced iron plates (Laminated Style Kabuto), individually riveted together. Our Taisho model samurai armor is made specifically for private collectors, museums, re-enactors, martial artists and those who demand the highest detail and quality.
These suits are often ordered by collectors who want the finest quality armour without having to pay the high cost and taxes that they would as if they would had purchased it in Japan. Incredible high quality at an excellent market price and sold frequently to clients in Japan .
Laminated style kabuto, 19 gauge iron lames, Japanese silk, quality cotton, brass & copper fittings with genuine leather.
We are the ONLY exclusively licensed Dealer of quality armour for the world renowned Iron Mountain Armoury in Australia.