ART OF WAR - Real 1/1 Scale HOKUTO NO KEN "Raoh" KABUTO
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All Items: Fine Art: Sculpture: Iron: Contemporary: item # 786807
Please refer to our stock # HNK-001 when inquiring.
B1/F, Nihonbashi Yuwa Bldg., 3-3-8 Hongoku-cho,
Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
$4,500 (Tax Excluded)
Ken-Oh Kabuto (Made-to-Order Limited to 30 sets Worldwide!
*MADE AS A REAL Kabuto (1/1 Scale) using the real materials and processes based during the Warring States Period of Japan (Momoyama Period)
Raoh, who is also called as Ken-oh ("Fist King") is the star character of "Hokuto no Ken" (Fist of the North Star) manga series. In the comic, Raoh sacrificed everything for his unwavering lifetime conquest of the whole celestial heavens. Raoh's Kabuto or helmet, being the powerful symbol of his presence was selected as the first product for this new series under the ART OF WAR brand. Thus, Ken-Oh (which means "Fist King") will be the brand name for the all the items from ART OF WAR under this flagship new series. The world of the Fist of the North Star will be recreated using ART OF WAR's highly-acclaimed and well-known technology of molding and production techniques in addition to its current market shattering Berserk Statue lineup offerings. Undoubtedly, this Ken-Oh series will faithfully undergo ART OF WAR's unshakable passion for creating top-quality statues as pieces of art in offering our fans and clients only the best quality there is, consistently.
"Ken-oh Kabuto" *The Deep Love Was the Reason of Drowning
The basic form of the Kabuto is originated from Fist of the North Star Comic's dramatic battle scene between Kenshiro and Souther, the Holy Emperor. Simple but mighty in shape, it was made to represent Raoh's overwhelming divinity and personality in the manga.
*Developed and Produced Using Japanese traditional Amor-making Craft and Style - Ken-Oh Kabuto
Almost all of character products are made from resin such as FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastics) and it is a particularly rare case that real "iron" is used in making such. Not only that shaping and handling genuine iron by striking it is too hard, but also requires a long time, much armor nowadays is made of a compound metal which is easy to shaping by machine press. Moreover, such people skilled in this traditional art are now very few in the sense that nobody wants to continue this old-fashion craft of using such techniques. ART OF WAR avoided to use machine press, and preferred to use only the human hand-forging technique of striking iron in making the main shape of the helmet. It is the same technique as the Japanese traditional Armor craft perfected during the Warring States period which is what AOW is expert at. By faithfully sticking to AOW's ideals in making products and using real material completely for this Kabuto, ART OF WAR guarantees that this effort detail is suitable for Raoh's own personality which can be felt by gazing and observing the item itself.
*An Encounter Between Tetsuo Hara and ART OF WAR
The making of this Raoh Kabuto itself was the result of the direct request by Tetsuo Hara himself, the original creator of Fist of the North Star comic series. The whole manufacturing and development process of the product which has undergone the supervision of Mr. Hara almost took a year to finish. It is not to be let unnoticed that there is a difference between the image based in the manga and the product proportion itself. However, in order to pursue the real intention and meaning of a Kabuto itself, and appreciate its function's beauty, based in Japanese - KINOBI - design's aesthetic sense, we determinedly managed to seek Mr. Hara's permission to slightly change the proportion as represented in the manga (image) to result in better representation of this iconic Raoh' Kabuto. As can be observed, the Kabuto has both the great design based on the original comics and the genuine function of a real Kabuto. The right and left horns are generously applied with KINPAKU (gold-leaf) while the top horns are with GINPAKU (Silver-leaf), same material which makes Japanese Buddhist Statues look so peaceful with a commanding presence and serene gorgeous aura as that of Kinkaku-ji, or the Golden Pavilion, and the Ginkaku-ji, or the Silver Pavilion, in Kyoto. By using only natural materials to make the item, ART OF WAR guarantees this Kabuto will still be appreciated 100 years later, but of course, with great patination due to the passage of time.
Entirely Made-to-Order Work (Limited to only up to 30 sets, please note that the ordering would be closed when the orders are filled)
Size: 54 cm (H) x 49cm (W) x 42 cm (D) (Base Pedestal included)
Estimated Delivery Period: from 1 month to 12 months. First come first serve basis.
Originated & manufactured by: ART OF WAR*Image only.