About Our Armour

There are over 1,000 years of human design ingenuity put into our armour using tradition crafting and modern functionality.

All armour features a pin hinge under the left arm pit, which can be removed and a cord can be laced through to accommodate those with a larger chest. The chest and back plate can also be bent and stretched out to help accommodate wearers with a chest size over 46". The watagami (shoulders) are adjustable and can be molded to match the shoulders, providing a better fit and more comfort. These are key features when deciding on which armoury you want to buy from. All Armour is full size, adjustable, wearable and completely functional.

Please drop us a line if you have any custom requirements outside of the current choices and we can discuss how you want your armour to look.

Average Display Specifications: Height: 63" Width: 24" Depth: 20" Weight: 57lbs (with display box)

Shipping: All armor ships in a 18" x 20" x 24" box and weighs an average of 57 lbs

The average suit takes between 30/45 days to delivery depending on the model.
Samurai on horseback
 
Our Armour Series consist of the following styles 
A Series - Ashiguaru foot soldier style armour
B Series - Post period 1600 style armour  
C Series - Classic 1582 - 1600 styled armour   
D Series - Daimyo (Lords) style armour   
H Series - Hatamoto Retainer armour
T Series - Tatami folding armour
 

Finish Qualities

 

Our Taisho class armour is painstakingly handcrafted by the most experienced armour craftsman of the Iron Mountain Armoury using the most authentic materials and methods. Each suite 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 armour also comes with the sarashi (cloth belt), waraji (straw sandals) and tabi socks.  It also includes extra small iron plates in the shoulder and neck adding for extra protection.  This class of samurai armour is made specifically for private collectors, museums, re-enactors, martial artists and those who demand the highest detail and quality.auge iron, Japanese silk, quality cotton, brass & copper fittings with genuine leather.

Our Gashira class armour is also handcrafted by the most experienced armour craftsman of the Iron Mountain Armoury using the authentic materials and methods. Like the taisho class each suite has been researched and modelled after private collection, museums or temples of the actual armour.  They are accurate and detailed in every way. However the Gashira class armour is crafted with the typical bowl style Kabuto (simulated laminated) which was common for the average samurai.  Our Gashira class samurai armour is made specifically for collectors, museums, re-enactors, martial artists who want an authentic samurai suit of armour without the added expenses of the higher class armour.

Our Kachi model armour is offered in response to our many clients who want to own a suit of Samurai armour but at a more economical price. This class of armour is exactly the same as the Gashira class, but it is crafted with some synthetic materials, such as satin instead of silk, faux leather instead of genuine leather and the extra fittings. There is no padding under the shoulders and back to make the armour more comfortable. Because the armour is made quickly they might have blemishes in the paint. However, most people can only tell the difference between the two models under close inspection. These suits of armour have the same overall construction as the Gashira models but just using more economical materials, less detail and fittings.

 

Feature
Kashira
Gashira
Taisho

Fabric

 Satin

 Silk

 Silk

Lace

Cotton 

 Quality Cotton

 Quality Cotton

Paint

 Basic

 High

 High

 Kabuto

 Bowl

 Bowl

 Laminated

Nose

 Fixed

 Removeable

 Removeable

Do lining

 Cloth

 Suede

 Suede

Sode lining

 None

 Cloth

 Cloth

 Kasazuri llning

 None

 Cloth

 Cloth

 Kasazuri llning

 None

 Cloth

 Cloth

Kote Tie

Over shoulder

 Under arm

 Under arm

Belt (Obi)

Padded obi

 Padded obi

 Obi and Sarashi

Haidate

 Standard

 With leg strap

 With leg Strap

Fittings

Basic

 Brass and Copper

 Brass and Copper

Shipping time

 5 days

 7 days

 9 days

Iron plate thichness

 0.9mm

 0.9mm

 0.9mm

Kote chainmail

 Simulated

 0.5mm

 0.5mm

Shoulder padding

 None

Cushioned

 Cushioned

 

 

Standard Size Chart

 

  

Paint Effect Options

 

 

Bugyo Series - Kabuto (Helmet)

Head Shaped

Bugyo( Black) and Classic (Red) Series Difference

Classic Series - Kabuto (Helmet)

Pumpkin Shaped

Bugyo Series - Sode (Shoulder)

Wave Plate and Ornament

Classic Series - Sode (Shoulder)

Flat Plate, No Ornament

Bugyo Series - Kote (sleeve)

Wave Pattern

Classic Series - Kote (sleeve)

Flat Plate

Bugyo Series - Mai Do (Body)

Hassô Kanamono - Ormament

Classic Series - Mai Do (Front)

Two Rings - No Ornament

Bugyo Series - Omote Do (Body)

Hassô Kanamono - Ornament

Classic Series - Omote Do (Back)

One Ring - No Ornament

Bugyo Series - Kusazure (Tasset)

Wave Pattern Plate

Classic Series - Kusazure (Tasset)

Flat Plate

Bugyo Series - Haidate (Skirt)

Wave Pattern Plate

Classic Series - Haidate (Skirt)

Flat Plate