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Premium Edition Kacchu Armor - Date Masamune

marutake-sangyo
$22,657

Overview

This Yoroi is a true-to-form reproduction of the armor of Date Masamune "伊達政宗", a highly important Daimyo of the Sengoku period, whose armor feature iconic crescent moon header board.

The skilled Japanese craftspeople at Marutake Sangyo have handmade this piece of armor using the same techniques and materials as actual artisans of the era. The kabuto features a mane of distinguishing white yak hair with beaten gold Shikami header board. The yoroi features an exquisite combination of yak hair, leather, silk lacings and chainmail.

Production time: If no customization is necessary and armor is in stock, armor can be shipped within 5 days. However, depending on the amount of customization required, production time varies. The average time is 2 months, but may be up to 6 months.

Delivery: Worldwide, 4 - 7 days, anywhere in world via FedEx and EMS.

Custom Made

Product code: 000MT0033

Description

This katchu armor set includes:

Kabuto helmet - helmet bowl, Shikori (lower helmet armor), header board
Menpo (facial mask)
Sode (upper arm armor)
Kote (arm armor)
Do (body armor)
Kusazuri (waist armor)
Haidate (thigh armor)
Sune-ate (leg armor)

The materials used in premium armor are faithful to those used in the original armor, featuring iron or aluminium plates, multiple layers of lacquer for a rich shine, iron chainmail, silk braiding, and a header board of bamboo, leather (cow or deer), Japanese washi paper decoration and goldleaf.

All armor is delivered in Yoroi-bitsu (armor storage box), a stylish black wooden storage box for the armor that also act as display stand. Assembly instructions are included.

History

Date Masamune (伊達 政宗?, September 5, 1567 ? June 27, 1636) was a regional strongman of Japan's Azuchi-Momoyama period through early Edo period. Heir to a long line of powerful daimyo in the T?hoku region, he went on to found the modern-day city of Sendai. An outstanding tactician, he was made all the more iconic for his missing eye, and Date was often called dokuganry? (独眼竜), or the "one-eyed dragon".[1]

As a legendary warrior and leader, Masamune is a character in a number of Japanese period dramas. He was played by Ken Watanabe in the popular 1987 NHK series Dokuganry? Masamune.
- from Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Fully Customizable Armor, to Suit Your
Needs & Budget

Size

To ensure a perfect fit, all armor can be tailored to different body measurements - height, chest circumference, waist circumference, neck to fingertip, and head circumference.

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Header Board

The decorative and striking header board designs of samurai armor vary greatly - they may be a wooden gold headboard with large golden side horns, a wooden Shikami imaginary monster, a brass crescent, a brass kine header board with wooden side horns, a beaten gold wooden crescent and much more.

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Materials & Finishing Color

Different components use different materials, which can be tailored to your specific preference, needs and budget. The materials that can be used include a mix of iron or aluminium plates, lacquer or regular paint, wood, bamboo, FRP, real or synthetic leather and gold leaf or paint, washi paper, iron chainmail, silk and leather braiding.

Finishing colors can be applied using lacquer or regular paint, depending on budget. Either way, the finishing is applied to create a rich shine.

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Braiding

Silk and leather braiding may be used on armor to laced together the iron plates of the dou, the main body of the armor, the neck guard, shoulder guards and kusazuri, the plate skirt that protects the lower part of the body as well as the upper leg.

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Why Can't I purchase item with "Contact US" button?

Some of the items on A-Janaika Japan is custom-made. It means that there's customization needed or it takes some time longer than other crafts on A-Janaika Japan.

Here’s a simple step-to-step guide about the process of ordering made-to-order items:

  1. Once we receive your first email, we make contact with the craftspeople/workshops, then get back to you with more details.
  2. If you're happy with the details, you confirm via email, and include your shipping information. We send you an invoice, which can be paid via PayPal.
  3. Once we receive confirmation of your payment, we place an order with the craftsperson/workshop.
  4. We keep you updated on the progress of your order, and as soon as it's finished, we ship it to your location.


Order & Delivery Details

Payment methods: Payments can be made by PayPal or bank transfer, depending on the type of armor being ordered.
Paypal
Delivery: Worldwide
EMS FedexE-Packet
Shipping Fee:

Free Worldwide Shipping Campaign!: Starting from December 2016, ALL the purchase above 100 USD will be free of shipping fee. This applies to all international shipment.

Delivery Time:

It takes about 4 - 7 days after you receive a notification email from us. Anywhere in the world via FedEx and EMS (unless some accident occurs). Tracking code will be sent to you to ensure secure shipment.

Insurance: A-Janaika covers 100% of purchase if the price of the item exceeds JPY 500,000. If the item is damaged or lost in the delivery* the customer receives either a 100% refund or a replacement item.*Subject to insurance company assessment. A damage or broken parts can be covered in above-mentioned insurance within 7 days from its arrival.
Cancellations: While we have a no-cancellation policy, we make sure to clearly communicate with all our customers to determine the correct item is requested before transactions are made.
Customs & Duty: As customs and duty vary from each country, this cost is incurred by the customer.