Masamune is known for a few things that made him stand out from other daimyo of the time. In particular, his famous crescent-moon-bearing helmet won him a fearsome reputation. As a child, smallpox robbed him of sight in his right eye, though it is unclear exactly how he lost the eye entirely, some sources say he plucked out the eye himself, others say that he had his trusted retainer Katakura Kojuro gouge out the eye for him. Despite his impairment, Masamune became an outstanding tactician, he was highly respected for his ethics and he was made all the more iconic for his missing eye and was often called dokuganryu, or the “one-eyed dragon”.
Date Masamune (September 5, 1567 – June 27, 1636) was a Japanese samurai of the Azuchi-Momoyama period through early Edo period. Heir to a long line of powerful daimyo in the Tohoku region, he went on to found the modern-day city of Sendai.
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.
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