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*Special Order* Dragon Armour

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  • Model: HW0201002

Hanwei's Dragon Armour named for the helmet crest (mon) is made for the connoisseur of Japanese armours. It faithfully replicates a"Byotoji Do Gusoku"from the Edo period which like many fine armours incorporates an earlier helmet bowl from the Momoyama period. European influence on Samurai armour is discernible in the slight median ridge to the front section of the byotoji okegawa do (breastplate) which by this period was designed to deflect musket balls. The plates of the do with waved edges are fastened with elaborate shakudo rivets in the form of flowers with gilt centers. This feature illustrates the Japanese preference for a more flexible style of armour than the typical European one-piece breastplate construction. The carrying chest/display seat (hitsu) is black lacquered with the Dragon mon emblazoned in silver on the front panel. Overall the antiqued patina of the gusoku gives a period appearance and provides a rich addition to any Japanese dÃ



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I have been a customer of Swords of Honor for many years and each year when i order something each year I feel good knowing that I won't have any problems with my order and if, for some reason I do, they will take care of it for me. A very good company to buy from over the net.
Constantine R.

Customer Testimonials

I have been a customer of Swords of Honor for many years and each year when i order something each year I feel good knowing that I won't have any problems with my order and if, for some reason I do, they will take care of it for me. A very good company to buy from over the net.
Constantine R.