Japanese Helmets

The Japanese helmet, also called a kabuto, was worn with traditional Japanese armour by feudal warriors known as samurai. The kabuto helmet features a strong bowl that protects the crown of the head and a suspended series of articulated plates that protect the neck. Often the Japanese helm displays a crest of the wearers clan, adorned with Maedate (Front Crests), Wakidate (Side Crests), or Ushirodate (Rear Crests). These designs can be family or clan emblems or flat or sculptural objects representing animals, mythical entities, or prayers. Horns are particularly common ornaments, and many oriental helmets showcase Kuwagata, or stylized deer horns. A traditional kabuto was usually constructed from several hundred metal plates arranged vertically and riveted together. We carry an excellent selection of gorgeous samurai helmets, including a number inspired by historical figures like Daisho Kake, Date Masamune, Oda Nobunaga, and Takeda Shingen.

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Daisho Kake Helmet

Item # AH2081
Our Japanese kabuto and menpo are superbly constructed, beautifully detailed, and a great value. Models AH2082, AH2083, AH2088 replicate the helms of the great Samurai Takeda Shingen, Oda Nobunaga and Date Masamune respectively.
$590.00

Date Masamune Helmet

Item # AH2088
Our Japanese kabuto and menpo are superbly constructed, beautifully detailed, and a great value. Models AH2082, AH2083, AH2088 replicate the helms of the great Samurai Takeda Shingen, Oda Nobunaga and Date Masamune respectively.
$590.00

Oda Nobunaga Helmet

Item # AH2083
Our Japanese kabuto and menpo are superbly constructed, beautifully detailed, and a great value. Models AH2082, AH2083, AH2088 replicate the helms of the great Samurai Takeda Shingen, Oda Nobunaga and Date Masamune respectively.
$500.00

Takeda Shingen Helmet

Item # AH2082
Our Japanese kabuto and menpo are superbly constructed, beautifully detailed and a great value. Models AH2082, AH2083, and AH2088 replicate the helms of the great Samurai Takeda Shingen, Oda Nobunaga and Date Masamune respectively.
$600.00