The year 2009 -Naoe Kanetsugu Kabuto of "Ai"
This kabuto is a genuine kabuto as if it could exist in Sengoku period. Using Japanese traditional armor-making technique, an original kabuto of Naoe Kanetsugu is recreated gorgeously.
A front crest is a shape of the Chinese letter "Ai" which is a trademark of Naoe Kanetsugu above the cloud pattern. The letter "Ai" layered with brilliant gold leaf so that it makes a beautiful contrast with cloud layered with oxidized silver leaf. And two side crests are carved wooden parts applied with silver leaf then oxidized on the surface. As the time passes by, the color of them will become more and more profound as the times passes by. For hand-made one by one perfectly, it is impossible to see just same coloring such as mess production. The silver side crests present an exquisite contrast to the front crest with gold and silver leaf. As a result, the kabuto makes unforgettable impressions on people who have ever seen it.
The shape of the helmet is based on energetic molding of Sengoku periodfs kabuto, being achieved by striking real iron plate. It is extremely difficult to strike it with human power, but only by striking iron can generate great tension and elegant curves in detail. As can be observed, the article has both the great design based on the original comics and the genuine function of a real Kabuto with marvelous-balanced molding.
Entirely Made-to-Order Work (Limited to only up to 30 sets, please note that the ordering would be closed when the orders come an upper limit)
Unit Price: $4099(shipping charge is not included)
Size: 34.5cm (W) x 35 cm (D) x 89.5 cm (H) (Base Pedestal included)
Weight: 2.8kg (Base Pedestal included)
Materials: Kabuto: iron, leather, lacquer, cloth, wood, gold foil and silver foil
Base fedestal: Wood
Attachment: Paulownia Wooden box with serial number(Black lacquered wooden box, and gold color Chinese letter which is name of "Naoe Kanetsugu"), Base fedestal, Wood plate
Originated & manufactured by KENSIN Co., LTD
* Kabuto can be disaasembled into different parts which are particularly partitioned and segmented inside the wooden box and comes with individual sacks for wrapping so that each of the parts are well protected.
Estimated Delivery Period: from 1 month to 6 months (Depending on the speed of the craftsmen and will be based in the order of reservations as accepted. We will inform you planned delivery date after your order.)
*Please note amount of the item should be paid in advance, and we would not accept cancellation after confirmation of order. Thank you for your kindest understanding and cooperation.
All works of this product are done based on the real Japanese historical methods of making such items. We have intended to make Real Kabuto - which the owner can even wear and go to a battle with.
(C) Keiichirou ryuu, Tetsuo Hara/NSP 1990, Copyright consent HID-609