Iron Fencing or Japanese Martial Arts Mask ca 1900

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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Accessories: Pre 1900: Item # 414781
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
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103 Calle San Jose
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

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Well constructed iron mask-interesting design--seems to have its own spirit apart from its intended use-doubt it was used for foil, epee or saber fencing-gapes in front screen appear too large for protection-most likely Japanese martial arts helmet-- used in contests where sticks are used to do battle--helmet is exceptionally well made-heavy--can sustain blows- with internal side and head pads-straps on back should be replaced if you want use it in battle-15 inches high- 7.5 inches deep and 7.5 inches wide--if you do not wish to fight, put a ribbon on it-- wear it to the next costume party and you will win first prize