筋兜 Suji kabuto
What is Suji kabuto of Samurai Armor?
The term "Sujikabuto" refers to a type of helmet where the rivets that hold the iron plate of the helmet bowl (Hachi) are not visible, and one side of the iron plate is folded back to give a muscular appearance. It was made from the Nanbokucho period onwards and became common in the Edo period. Also, during this period, bladed weapons such as Japanese swords and spears were popular in battles, so it is believed that the helmet was designed to be slippery against strikes to soften the impact.
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