A collapsible helmet (hachigane) and forearm guards  19th century
Lot 6129
A collapsible helmet (hachigane) and forearm guards 19th century
US$ 1,500 - 2,500
£890 - 1,500
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A collapsible helmet (hachigane) and forearm guards
19th century
The helmet constructed of iron plates hinged at the sides below the fukigaeshi and fitted with a chain mail neck guard, the forearm guards tsutsugote enhanced with chain mail sewn onto fabric backing, each lacquered black and decorated with gold-lacquer crests of butterflies within circles and a simple circle design on the brow of the helmet
12 1.2in (31.7cm) long (the forearm guards)
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