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Old 5th April 2018, 05:24 PM   #1
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I have absolutely no experience with Japanese items apart from a sword which I sold some 40 odd years ago. I know the arm guards are Kote and the thigh guard is Haidate and that is it, therefore I would appreciate it if any knowledgeable members would care to enlighten me as to the when, where etc.
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Old 5th April 2018, 05:25 PM   #2
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More photographs.
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Old 5th April 2018, 11:18 PM   #3
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Very nice. Wish I could wear them!
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Old 6th April 2018, 02:25 AM   #4
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You will be reassured to know that they can be precisely dated to the Edo Period (1603-1868.)
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Old 6th April 2018, 04:21 PM   #5
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Hi,
Many thanks for the kind words and information. I have a few questions. Who was likely to wear this kind of armour? I have the impression that it was probably a retainer rather than anyone of rank. The Edo period spans quite a number of years, is there anyway of narrowing the timeline or was this armour type used more or less unchanged throughout the time period 1603-1868?
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Old 6th April 2018, 04:42 PM   #6
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Fascinating to see this, thank you.

The cordage used to fasten the armor to the arms looks modern. Is that the case?
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Old 6th April 2018, 05:17 PM   #7
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Hi Bob,
The cord, is as far as I'm aware, contemporary with the rest of the armour.
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Broadening your collecting area, Norman ... and shrinking your sporran ? .
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Old 6th April 2018, 10:05 PM   #9
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Samurai retainer. The presence of a hand-guard is the give away.... Ashigaru armour lacks this feature. See picture.
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Hi,
David, thank you for the illustration and clarification
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Old 9th April 2018, 07:12 PM   #11
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Broadening your collecting area, Norman ... and shrinking your sporran ? .



Hi Fernando,
A SHRINKING SPORRAN aaaaaaagh blasphemy sheer blasphemy!!!!!!

Just following an old tradition, have you never heard of Thomas Blake Glover the 'Scottish Samurai'!
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P.S. The wife wants to know if you've picked up any new four legged waifs recently?
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... The wife wants to know if you've picked up any new four legged waifs recently?...

Yes, Carolina; a she dog abandoned in the city park, needing full (all twelve) mastectomy. She is presently doing fine, though .
... But the bill also shrank my sporran, mo charaid
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Yes, Carolina; a she dog abandoned in the city park, needing full (all twelve) mastectomy. She is presently doing fine, though .
... But the bill also shrank my sporran, mo charaid




Fernando you're still her hero, photo request of latest addition to my e-mail.
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