Japanese samurai helmet in details

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The original of the kabuto (helmet) of the Dragon Armour is interesting inasmuch as the bowl of the helmet came from the Momoyama period. The suji bachi style of bowl, with overlapped and riveted plates was typical of the finest helmet makers (katchu-shi) of this period, borne out by the signature of the Saotome smith ''Ienao'' on the back plate. The menpo (mask) is a typical ressei men of the type made in Nara.

Japanese Helmets, Japanese Kabuto and Japanese Helms by Medieval Collectibles

36 plate suji bachi kabuto and menpo, 18th to 19th century, sabinuri urushi, maedate with sanskrit character surrounded of partly engraved flames, golden Mon (coat of arms) on Fukigaeshi (ear-shaped elements) with a stylized Fuji (Wisteria). This Fuji-Mon was famous, especially in connection with the noble house of Fujiwara.

36 plate suji bachi kabuto and menpo, to century, sabinuri urushi…