Full samurai armour set

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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby Geordie Ross » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:32 pm

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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby Owner7771 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:03 pm

I may be incorrect on this however I seem to remember it was cheaper to buy a antique set of full samurai armour than a new set. It used to be the reverse of the swords. However I am going back over 10 years here so it is highly possible this trend has reversed if the samurai armour has gained in popularity in antiques auctions. However I have just done a quick search and have found its possible to order a basic complete set (reproduction) for about £1500 however you would also have to pay shipping and import duty on this

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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby Geordie Ross » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:13 pm

Yes you are incorrect. Are you crazy? A genuine samurai armour antique? Cheaper than a repro? Pahahahaha :roll:
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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby Owner7771 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:26 pm

Like I said Ross it was a long time ago when I saw that auction quotes on samurai armour. I can only assume that particular time was during a slump in Japanese ecconomy and a lot where getting onto the market while without the Japanese bidders the armour had a lower auction value on the armour however I saw a note at the repro I mentioned with its current cost and it had the following at the bottom of the description

Our armors are designed to fit average Japanese adults up to 6' (185 cm) tall, with up to 41" (105 cm) chests. If you need a larger size, we would be happy to offer you our custom sizing option to ensure the perfect fit. A slight fee (up to 40% of the listed price) may be charged, depending on your measurements

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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby Geordie Ross » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:31 pm

eBay is my guess
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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby Owner7771 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:42 pm

It wasnt ebay even back then Ross and the armour for about £1500 shipping ect is made by Marutake of japan

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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby the blade master » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:16 pm

345445454 345445454 :D
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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby Moon » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:54 pm

Owner7771 wrote:I may be incorrect on this however I seem to remember it was cheaper to buy a antique set of full samurai armour than a new set............

Well, I must admit that it's not often you've been right so far but you're wrong again. :>
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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby the blade master » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:02 pm

aye moon running true to form as allways :D :D
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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby Geordie Ross » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:10 pm

Less reliable than wikipedia
Ps. Please stop posting "I may be wrong on this, but." because we already know it is.....
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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby jamesb0551 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:20 pm

Lmao you'd think you would eventually get tired of being wrong :>
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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby Owner7771 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:50 pm

Ok it is possible to get insanely old katana relatively cheap but cannot find any full samuri armour for sale in this country only part sets for about £3500 However whilst searching for this I found a genuine katana 621 years old for £2950

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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby Geordie Ross » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:02 am

Depends very much on the condition, if it's a flake of rust you could get it fairly cheap but most Japanese swords (not just katanas) Pre sengoku period are seriously rare and highly expensive
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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby Moon » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:13 am

'Tired' blades, those that need but won't take another polish and have some shigane (inner core) showing through are relatively cheap, as Ross said, condition is paramount unless it's a very rare blade from a famous smith.
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Re: Full samurai armour set

Postby Owner7771 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:27 am

I have to admit Moon the ones for £6500ish from koto era (about 1500s look far superior condition. The kat that is 621 + years old was brought to the UK in 1870 so probably 140 years of neglect there since its first come here.


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