Collecting, buying and selling antique Japanese Swords such as Katana’s, Wakizashi’s and Tanto’s

Armour

Japanese Armour.

Japanese armour has a long history, which can be traced almost without a break from the fourth century A.D. to 1867. A Japanese armour is closely associated with a variety of traditional techniques that were extremely complex to make at this times.

Changes in weapons and horses has developed/changed the armour and in the evolution of manufacturing technology.

Each suit of armour reflected the social status of the samurai and his code of ethics. They also gave insights into the wearer’s intentions, taste, will, and faith. The armour was constructed with an aim to be practical as well as aesthetically pleasing. Furthermore, it is linked to historical dramas and eloquently conveys the culture of the samurai to future generations.