Sode shoulder armour. Armour detailing, layering, lamellar. Was first used around the 4th century. Some materials used were small iron, leather scales or plates as well as being connected to materials such as rivets and lace. More
eaisier schematic: must include: 1. Kabuto 2. sode 3. forearm protection 4. armor tunic - woven foam scales? parts af armour maybe to be made with dragon scale effect? IMP get mesurements - the most imp is to make bow! Brico monday afternoon - buy all materials 4. Haidate - cloth? (actual tunic 5. shin protection - foam - easy 6. Samurai shoes?
The original of the kabuto (helmet) of the Dragon Armour is interesting inasmuch as the bowl of the helmet came from the Momoyama period. The suji bachi style of bowl, with overlapped and riveted plates was typical of the finest helmet makers (katchu-shi) of this period, borne out by the signature of the Saotome smith ''Ienao'' on the back plate. The menpo (mask) is a typical ressei men of the type made in Nara.