The red accent plates on the Nimaido Samurai Armor were used to represent honor and valor. Daimyo from some clans would recognize the honor and valor of their samurai by having some plates of their armor, lacquered in red. This suite is hand made using the same methods armor craftsmen used 500 plus years ago, during the Sengoku Jidai (Warring State Period).
The kabuto is made in the hineno-jikoro style having 8 metal plates, and attached to it is a shikoro made from curved iron to protect the neck. .
The dō is in the yokohagi okegawa ni-mai-dō style having large horizontal plates with the inside lined in suede. Okegawa refers to the tub-like shape of the dō. There are two types of okegawa dō: yokohagi (horizontal) and tatehagi (vertical). This dō features the yokohagi plates. Ni-mai-dō refers to the clamshell construction of the dō.
The sode and kusazuri are made of lamellar metal plates sewn together. The kote are made from steel splints connected together by chain armor and sewn to a cloth. The haidate is also made of lamellar metal plates sewn together on a cloth and leather.
This fine authentic reproduction of traditional Japanese yokohagi Okegawa ni-mai dô samurai armor is hand made by the Iron Mountain Armory.
Yoroi Bitsu (armor storage display box) and Stand already included.
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