Heavy Black lacquered Kabuto
A very heavy 18 plate helmet in black lacquer. This Helmet is made for battle and was made to withstand a bullet, though there are no apparent test marks. 4 lame metal laquered Shikoro.Silvered copper maedate with nice patina. Gilt tehen kanamono (top fitting) typical of those from the Date family. Original hemp liner. Lacquer condition is in excellent condition with minor losses.
Edo period. Dates from 17th -18th century.