The Ronin was a samurai with no lord or master during the feudal period of Japan (1185-1868). They wandered the lands typically as a mercenary or hired body guard. The Ronin were also known for dueling for honor, fame and/or money. Like regular samurai, Ronin wore two swords and used a variety of other weapons too. One of the most famous of Ronin in history was Miyamoto Musashi as well as the story of The Forty Seven Ronin
During the Edo period, with the shogunate’s rigid class system and laws, the number of Ronin greatly increased. Confiscation of fiefs during the rule of the third Tokugawa shogun, Iemitsu, resulted in an especially large increase of Ronin. During previous ages, samurai were easily able to move between masters and even between occupations. They would also marry between classes. However, during the Edo period, samurai were restricted, and above all, forbidden to become employed by another master without their previous master’s permission. Also, low-level samurai, often poor and without choice, were forced to quit or escape their masters.
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, finished with iron rusting brown paint, giving it an aged look and feel. 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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Crating and delivery time: 45 – 60 days
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