Japanese Era
Japanese pride themselves on their quality and workmanship of swords, katanas, armour, helmets and archery. Dark Knight Armoury now carries a full line of Japanese products for the Japanese archer or Samurai warrior. We have Japanese archery that consists of handmade and fully functional bow, arrow, arrowheads. Dark Knight Armoury has full sized suits of Japanese armour along with authentic Japanese helmets. We have also listed in this section quality katanas, Wakizashis and tantos from top manufacturers from around the world. Looking for a great gift for that special someone or Japanese collector? Well Dark Knight Armoury has top quality sterling silver Japanese jewelry, Japanese necklaces and Japanese pendants. Dark Knight Armoury prides itself in carrying only top quality and authentic Japanese products to sell to the public at reasonable prices. Whether you are a Samurai warrior or Japanese archer, Dark Knight Armoury has all your Japanese necessities.


 

Japanese Armour

Japanese Armour

Our full sized suits of Japanese armor or Samurai armour provide displays of outstanding quality for the den or the dojo. These Japanese armour sets are crafted by the armourers of CAS Hanwei. The armour has authentic detailing and completely realistic to the orginals used by the Samurai or Japanese warriors. These very affordable pieces are made with traditional styling and materials and are wearable, within a reasonable size range! Our Japanese kabuto & menpo are superbly constructed, beautifully detailed and come with the Japanese armour set.
 

Japanese Helmets

Japanese Helmets

The Japanese helmet is also called a Kabuto, which was used with traditional Japanese armour as worn by the Samurai. The Kabuto has a strong bowl which protects the crown of the head and a suspened series of articulated plates to protect the neck. Often the Kabuto or Japanese helmet has a crest of the clan, adorned with "Maedate" (Front Crests,) "Wakidate" (Side Crests) or "Ushirodate" (Rear Crests). These can be family or clan emblems, or flat or sculptural objects representing animals, mythical entities, prayers or other symbols. Horns are particularly common, and many helmets sort "Kuwagata", or stylized deer horns. A Kabuto was usually constructed from 3 to over several hundred metal plates, riveted together. The plates are usually arranged vertically, and radiate from an opening in the top.
 

Japanese Katanas

Japanese Katanas

The Japanese katana is one of the traditional bladed weapons of Japan. The Japanese katana has a single edged curved blade that was traditionally used by the samurai. The forging process these Japanese katanas typically took days and even weeks to construct and was considered a scared art. Japanese katanas are well known for their strength and sharpness. Japanese katanas have a decorated tsuba or sword guard that is a inticately design work of art. Most Japanese come with a scabbard to prevent damage or dullness of the blade. Dark Knight Armoury carries fully functional Japanese katanas from around the world from top manufacturers. These Japanese katanas are great for collector pieces and are very sharp for self defense in the time of need.
 

Japanese Wakizashis

Japanese Wakizashis

The Japanese Wakizashi is the shorter of the two swords carried by the Japanese Samurai warrior. The blade of the Japanese Wakizashi is about eighteen inches, which is like the long sword but the fittings are often more elaborate. The Japanese wakizashi was normal carried and was taken into the house and laid on the floor by the owner, while the Japanese katana was left at the entrance of the home. The Japanese wakizashi was used as a supplementary arm in fighting and also for ceremonial suicide. Dark Knight Armoury has listed all the fully functional Japanese wakizashis that we carry from top manufacturers around the world. These Japanese katanas are highly detailed and constructed of the finest steel giving them strength and durability.
 

Japanese Tantos

Japanese Tantos

The functional Japanese tanto is a Japanese dagger, strictly one with a guard and has all of the fittings used on swords.  The Japanese tanto blade rarely exceeds 12 inches in length and usually accompanying a katana. The Japanese tanto is constantly carried and not being left at the door when paying a visit. The tanto is much more decorated and has unusual fittings than the larger swords. The Japanese tanto was designed primarily as a stabbing instrument, but the edge can be used to slash as well. Japanese tantos were mostly carried by samurai, but commoners did not generally carry them. Women sometimes carried a small tanto called a kaiken in their obi for self defense. Dark Knight Armoury has many fully functional Japanese tantos that are authentic in detailing and construction.
 

Japanese Home Decor

Japanese Home Decor

 

Japanese Clothing

Japanese Clothing

 

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