Antique Mid Edo Period Samurai Armor Tetsu Sabiji Yoroi with Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo Certificate
This armor was made in the middle of the Edo Period according to the certificate.
■Helmet bowl: Tetsusabiji Kabuto(Helmet)
The surface is Tetsusabiji style, which only applied lacquer for paint base for the iron not to get rusty. It looks less shiny than normal lacquered surface.
■Shikoro(side neck guard):
Iron plates laced with navy blue
■Menpo(face guard):Iron mask with mustache made of horse tail hair.
This type of Menpo(Faceguard) is called Retsusei Menpo(烈勢面頬) It represents the angry face to intimidate enemies.
■Madate(Front decoration): Family crest of Honda(本田)
■Do(Cuirass): Tetsusabiji Renzan Dogashira Munatori Shinogi Nimai Do(鉄錆地連山道頭胸取鎬二枚胴)
Nimai Do is a kind of cuirass for Tousei Gusoku(Modern armor). Nimai Do was named after the fact that Nimai means two plates, and Do means torso in Japanese. This part can be separated into two pieces and connected with a hinge. Typically, the hinge is located on the left side, and you can tighten this cuirass on the right side.
■Sode(Shoulder guards): Tetsusabiji iron Sode laced with navy blue thread.
■Kusazuri:lacquered iron Kusazuri laced with navy blue thread
Kusazuri is a skirt of plates attached to the cuirass
■Kote(Armored sleeves): Intricate iron chain mail with silk
■Haidate(thigh protection) : Haidate is a shin guard
■Suneate(Shin guard）: lacquered iron Suneate
Certification：Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo Certificate
The cerificate issued by The Association for the Research and Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armor, which is the most trusted Japanese armor appraiser in Japan. Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo means an especially precious cultural article. It is ranked as a third highest of five rankings. This armor was authenticated on Nov 1st as Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo and the paper mentions the armor was made in the mid Edo period.
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【Antique Japanese Armor and Export process】
After receiving the full payment from you, we will apply for its export permit from the ageny for Cultural Affairs to legally export the antique Samurai armor to other countries. It normally takes around 1-1.5 months to receive this permit. And we would like you to expect at least 1-2 months for your order to arrive at your given address after you ordered.
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We offer Free International Shipping as long as we can send antique Samurai armor by either EMS or DHL(If EMS can’t ship to your country). We will send you a tracking number for your order as soon as we hand it to the post office/DHL. We will put 100 % insurance on the shipping document without any extra charge. Based on the total amount, there might be a duty tax or other fee for you to pay, depending on the countries. We use package cushioning to protect the item.
It will normally takes 5-14 days for the item to arrive at your given address after we dispatch it. Time of delivery is estimated as accurately as possible by the carrier but does not take into account any delays beyond our control such as by inclement weather, post office holiday seasons.
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【How To Preserve Antique Samurai Armor】
Dryness, humidity, and bad ventilation might deteriorate the condition of antique Samurai armor. The best temperature to preserve Samurai armor is around 20℃ in Celsius, and humidity should be about 60%. Direct sunlight should be avoided. We recommend storing armors 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 by using a soft brush made of delicate cloth or brush for painting.
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