Kusunoki Masashige Ito Odoshi Yoroi




Product Description

This beautiful Konito-Odoshi (color-laced) samurai yoroi  was handcrafted by the finest craftsmen of the Iron Mountain Armory in honor of Kusunomki Masashige. Kusunoki Masashige (楠木 正成, 1294 – July 4, 1336) began as a common land owner who answered emperor Go-Daigo’s request for military assistance during the Nanbokucho Wars. With only five hundred men to his credit, he quickly rose through the ranks becoming a high ranking general loyal to the emperor Go-Daigo during the Nanbokucho Wars. Kusunoki proved himself as a brilliant tactician and strategist by his cunning defense of two key Loyalist fortresses at Akasaka and Chihaya; which enabled Go-Daigo brief return to power.

Kusunoki, in what would later be viewed as the ultimate act of samurai loyalty, he obediently followed his Emperor’s ill planned strategy, left his death poem with his young son Masatsura and knowingly marched his army into almost certain death. Following his death, Masashige’s name was almost synonymous with a samurai’s undying loyalty. Upon the removal of the Tokugawa shogunate during the Meiji Restoration in the mid-19th century Kusunoki Masashige become a national symbol of loyalty and his image was again used in World War II war posters to induce the loyalty of Japanese soldiers, sailors and airmen to the Emperor.

This armor is an authentic reproduction made of iron, steel, leather, cotton, silk and other materials that were traditionally used during the Warring States Period of Japan. Strictly made by hand in the traditional Japanese manner by highly skilled craftsmen. This is a real, life size armor which an average adult (with a height of 5′ 3″ – 5′ 9″ ) can wear and is fully functional. The clamshell dō features a pin hinge under the left armpit which can be removed and a cord can be laced through the hinges to accommodate a larger chest.

Handcrafted by the skilled craftsmen of the Iron Mountain Armory.

Yoroi Bitsu (armor storage display box) and Stand already included.

FREE SHIPPING by courier anywhere in the Philippines

Crating and delivery time: 45 – 60 days

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Additional Information


Gashira, Taisho

Armor Color

Aged Gold, Aged Iron, As Shown, Black, Black – Glossy, Black – Hammered, Black – Powder, Black – Semi Gloss, Black – Textured, Brown, Brown – Powder, Brown – Textured, Crimson, Crimson – Powder, Dark Blue, Dark Grey, Gold, Grey, Maroon, Off White, Red, Red – Glossy, White

Main Lace Color

As Shown, Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Navy, Orange, Purple, Red, Yellow

Menpo Color

Aged Gold, Aged Iron, As Shown, Black, Black – Glossy, Black – Hammered, Black – Powder, Black – Semi Gloss, Black – Textured, Brown, Brown – Powder, Brown – Textured, Crimson, Crimson – Powder, Dark Blue, Dark Grey, Gold, Grey, Maroon, Off White, Red, Red – Glossy, White

Taisho (Commanding Officer Armor) - Meticulously and painstakingly handcrafted with the level of quality and expectations that a high ranking samurai would expect. Using only the highest quality in materials such as silk brocade, cotton, buffalo horn, leather, suede, etc. The Taisho Class is crafted by the head craftsman of Iron Mountain Armory with a close eye to detail and quality control. Each armor has been researched and modelled after private collection, museums or temples of the actual armour. They are accurate and detailed in every way. For example, a single helmet can consist of over 32 different hand-spliced iron plates, individually riveted together. The Taisho class armor also comes with the sarashi (cloth belt), waraji (straw sandals) and tabi socks. It also includes extra small iron plates on the shoulder and neck adding for extra protection. This class of samurai armor is specifically made for private collectors, museums, re-enactors, martial artists, and those who demand the highest detail and quality gauge iron, Japanese silk, quality cotton, brass & copper fittings with genuine leather. These armors are often ordered by collectors who want the finest quality without having to pay the high cost and taxes if they would have purchased it in Japan. Great quality at a very good market price.

Gashira (Officer Armor) - Also handcrafted by the most experienced armor craftsman of the Iron Mountain Armory using authentic materials and methods, with good attention to detail. The Gashira Class feature shoulder padding, a detachable nose, a mustache made from goat hair and brass fittings. Like the Taisho Class, each armor has been researched and modeled after private collection, museums or temples of the actual armor. They are accurate and detailed in every way. However, the Gashira Class armor is crafted with the typical bowl style kabuto (simulated laminated) which was common for the average samurai. Our Gashira Class samurai armor is specifically made for collectors, museums, re-enactors, martial artists who want an authentic samurai suit of armor without the added expenses of the higher class armor.

Kachi (Foot Soldier Armor) - This armor is offered in response to our many clients who want to own a suit of samurai armor but at a more economical price. They are quickly made, basic painting and synthetic materials (like nylon instead of cotton, satin instead of silk, faux leather instead of genuine leather) are used to keep the cost of the armor down. Aside from that, the chainmail is simulated and there is no padding under the shoulders and back to make the armor more comfortable. The detachable nose is fixed to the mask with synthetic mustache, and might have a few paint blemishes or iron plating and no brass fittings. This class of armor has the same overall construction as the Gashira Class, but just using more economical materials, less detail and fittings. It is crafted for the samurai on a budget and those looking to modify their own armor.

* All armors in stock are Gashira Class unless otherwise stated.

Feature Kachi Gashira Taisho
Fabric Satin Silk Silk
Lace Cotton Quality Cotton Quality Cotton
Paint Quality Basic High High Detailed
Kabuto Bowl Bowl Laminated
Menpo Nose Fixed Detachable Detachable
Menpo Mustache Synthetic Fur Genuine Genuine
Do Lining Cloth Suede Suede
Sode Lining None Cloth Cloth
Suneate Lining None Suede Suede
Kote Shoulder Cord Over Shoulder Over & Under Shoulder Over & Under Shoulder
Belt (Obi) Padded Obi Padded Obi Padded Obi & Sarashi
Fittings Basic Brass and Copper Brass and Copper
Kote Chainmail Simulated 0.5mm 0.5mm
Watagami (Shoulder Strap) None Cushioned Cushioned w/ Iron Plates

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