What is Shoukaku-tsuki of Samurai Armor?
The term "Shoukaku-tsuki Kabuto" refers to a type of samurai helmet that was used from the first half of the Kofun period. It is characterized by a triangular protrusion. By the end of the 4th century, helmets were made by closing a triangular iron plate with a leather string. As we entered the 5th century, helmets were made by fastening vertically long or horizontally long iron plates with iron rivets. The term "Shoukaku" was named because it resembles a weapon attached to the bow of a ship for use against other ships.
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