• Introduce the Samurai armor shin guard suneate the history and types

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    What is Suneate (臑当) in Samurai armor?  Suneate (臑当) are shin guards or greaves, they are the traditional Japanese armor parts that protect the lower legs. In battles, if your shin get hurts, you will lose mobility, without mobility you become easy target and difficult to survival. Having a robust shin guard is necessary in battlefield.  Together with Kote 籠手, Haidate 佩楯, they are referred as Kogusoku 小具足, means small armor...
  • Introduce the Samurai Armor Haidate History and types

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    What is Haidate 佩楯?
 Haidate is a piece of samurai armor that protects the thighs, which make up a large part of the lower body. The thighs, which play an important role in walking and contain arteries and nerves, are areas that could lead to death if get hurt during combat. Therefore, a strong armor to protect them them are a must since ancient times....
  • Introduce the samurai armor Kusazuri History and types

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    What is Kusazuri? Kusazuri (草摺) refers to the part of the samurai armor that is hung from the Do (cuirass), looks like a skirt, it covers the lower body from the waist to the thighs for protection. It is usually made of the same material as the do, such as leather or iron plate. Kusazuri are usually in trapezoidal shape and consist of multiple overlapping plates. These plates...
  • Introduce the Samurai Armor Kote: History and Types

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    What is Kote
 “Kote” (籠手) is the gauntlet in Samurai Armor that protects hands and arms from enemy attacks. As long as human fight with weapons in their hands, there is a need to protect their hands. The Kote used in Japanese armor basically sews a hard plate such as iron or leather onto the cloth that covers the back of the hand to the shoulder in one...
  • Introduction the Samurai armor Chest Plate History and Different Types

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    What is Do in Samurai armor? 胴 “Do”, is the chest plate, or breastplate of the samurai armor. Do acts as cuirass to protect the body from the chest to the waist. Do is an essential part of the samurai armor, present in every era and every type of armor. This article introduces how the Do has changed over time and the different types of...
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