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Kusari armor, zukin (hood), manju no wa (short vest), haidate (thigh armor).

Kusari armor, zukin (hood), manju no wa (short vest), haidate (thigh armor).

黑漆涂家纹散唐人笠形兜

黑漆涂家纹散唐人笠形兜

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Jinbaori worn over a samurai’s armor providing warmth and protection. Samurai wore such garments with pride because of the wool’s status as an exotic import. Europeans achieved the rich scarlet hue by combining a tin mordant with cochineal dye from Mexico. Body and crest- Europe, possibly Netherlands, 17th–18th century; wool Lapels- China, 17th–18th century; lampas, silk, and gilt-paper strips Shoulders- Europe, 1760s; silk brocaded with silk and metal-wrapped thread

Jinbaori worn over a samurai’s armor providing warmth and protection.

The jousting armor of Dr. Tobias Capwell, scholar and warrior. A unique armour in the English style, circa 1440 - made of hardened and tempered medium carbon steel with rich gilt ornamentation and gilt chainmail. A real Iron Man.

Antique Japanese (samurai) nambam kaburo (southern barbarian helmet), Tokyo National Museum.

Antique Japanese (samurai) nambam kaburo (southern barbarian helmet), Tokyo National Museum.

Circassian / Caucasian helmet, 18th to 19th century, steel, silver, H. including mail 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm); H. excluding mail 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm); W. 8 in. (20.3 cm); D. 9 in. (22.9 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 4.5 oz. (1488.4 g), Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. Met Museum.

Circassian / Caucasian helmet, to century, steel, silver, H…

Knights Armor

The jousting armor of Dr. Tobias Capwell, by armorer, Robert McPherson. A unique armour in the English style, circa 1440 - made of hardened and tempered medium carbon steel with rich gilt ornamentation and gilt chain mail.

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