Gin-Ryu Gusoku Samurai Armor Yoroi




Product Description

Designed out of the pages of the graphic novel Gin-Ryu, written by Grandmaster Soke Stephen J. Egged. The Gin-Ryu Gusoku (Silver Dragon Armor) is a unique design that features iron scales to protect the shoulders, upper chest / back and upper legs. The shikoro (neck guard) and yodare-kake (throat guard), feature simulated iron plated scales. The symbol of the Gin-Ryu is painted on the chest, forearms and knees of the armor.

Yet another ultimate work of iron armor and truly a fine example of master crafters of the Iron Mountain Armory. Each iron scale is laced onto the iron laminated armor with a black silk cord (kuro ito-odoshige) creating an extra layer of protection and beauty that demands the respect equally on and off the field of battle. Available in Taisho series only.

Also receive: Sarashi belt, Silk Obi belt, tabi socks and kegutsu (Samurai Fur Shoes), along with an autographed copy of a Gin-Ryu Graphic Novel.

Gin-Ryu means Silver Dragon but it is available in other colors options.

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



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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