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Updated: 22 Feb 2024

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Antique Black Lacquered Mid- Edo Period Samurai Helmet
Kicho Shiryo Certificate (KT-11)

$3,659.06

DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
*There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

INCLUDED : Kicho Shiryo Certificate, The Samurai helmet, Helmet Stand, Export Support

Vertical Width Height Weight
33cm 30cm 30cm 1.8kg

More photos are available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

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SKU: KT-11 Category:

Antique Black Lacquered Samurai Helmet with Kicho Shiryo Certificate

Estimated Period: Mid Edo Period (appraised by The Association for the Research and Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armor)
*According to the certificate, the Wakidate (side decoration) was made in the modern times.

Prime Material: Iron

 The Kabuto (兜, helmet) is a protector for the head. When people started using the Kabuto, it was initially designed for practical use. However, the principal purpose of its design has changed with time; Samurais tried to express their dignity, personality, or religion by wearing the characteristic design Kabutos. According to a theory, these unique designed Kabutos were made from the late Muromachi period to the Edo period. This type of Kabuto is categorized as the Kawari Kabuto (変わり兜), and a variety of materials were used to create them. For example, animal fur, seashells, plants, and papers were used as materials for decoration.

 The Wakidate (脇立, side decoration) of this Kabuto probably imitates the water buffalo’s horn. We imagine that this design gave a powerful impression on its owner and was helpful in intimidating enemies. Tokugawa Ieyasu (徳川 家康, 1543-1616), who is one of the most well-known Samurais, one of his preferred armor contained similar design Kabuto. His Kabuto had large Wakidate, and a theory says that it is the reason why he was called as the Kantou-no Mougyu (関東の猛牛, a raging bull in the Kanto area).


 Please keep in mind that there are some area where its black lacquer came off due to its age.

 

Certification:Kicho Shiryo Certificate

 The cerificate was issued by The Association for the Research and Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armor, which is the most trusted Japanese armor appraiser in Japan. Kicho Shiryo means rare article. It is ranked as the fourth highest of five rankings. 

 This helmet was authenticated on May 22nd  2022 as a Kicho Shiryo and the paper mentions the helmet was made in the mid Edo period, and the Wakidate was made in the modern times. You can receive this original authentication paper. 

An English translation of the certificate is available on request. We won’t charge any additional fee.

 


【About us】
Samurai Museum is located in Tokyo, Japan, exhibiting antique artifacts related to the Samurai history. Samurai Museum Shop is the place for those who are interested in Japanese culture and craftsmanship. We deal with antique Samurai swords/armor, traditional crafts made in Japan and so on.

【Antique Japanese helmet (Kabuto) and Export process】
After receiving the full payment from you, we will apply for its export permit from the Board of Education to legally export the helmet to other countries. It normally takes around 2-4 weeks to receive this permit. And we would like you to expect at least 1.0-1.5 months for your order to arrive at your given address after you ordered.

【Payment Method】
We accept payment through Stripe (Credit card), PayPal, Apple Pay or ChromePay, all of which are secure payment methods. Also, you don’t need to make an account on Stripe for the checkout. If you prefer other payment method, please contact us. After confirming your payment, we will apply for an export permit. You may either pay in JPY, USD, AUD, CAD, EUR, CHF or GBP. The price is set in Japanese Yen. Prices in other currencies are automatically calculated based on the latest exchange rate. 

【Shipping Duration】
We ship via EMS (Japanese Postal Service). It normally takes at least 5-14 days to receive any packages after you place an order. It might take longer depending on the season or custom clearance. We will inform your order’s tracking number via email.

*Please keep in mind there is possible delay expected in delivery with EMS in some countries due to the pandemic in the world. We offer free shipping only when we can ship by EMS. 

【How to make sure the condition】
Please keep in mind that what you are going to purchase is an antique item. We uploaded high resolution photos for you to check its condition thoroughly. If you like to see more photos with different angles, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to send them to you so that you can make informed decision. It is essential for us to know that you are happy with your choice of a sword. and we are prepared to use the best of our ability to serve you.

【How To Contact Us】
Please contact us through email, Facebook Messenger or Live Chat if you have any questions. You can find each icon on the right side of the website. Please click one of them to reach us. We will reply to you within 1-2 business days.

【How To Preserve Antique Samurai Armor/Helmets】
Dryness, humidity, and bad ventilation might deteriorate the condition of antique Samurai armor/helmet. The best temperature to preserve Samurai armor/helmet is around 20℃ in Celsius, and humidity should be about 60%.  Direct sunlight should be avoided. We recommend storing armors/helmets in a room with good ventilation. If you like to display them outside the boxes for a prolonged time, we suggest using a glass case in order for dust not to be accumulated easily. In case you don’t use a glass case, please make sure to regularly dust off  from the armor/helmets by using a soft brush made of delicate cloth or brush for painting.

If you like to know more about the preservation of this armor, please feel free to contact us.

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