All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1191682 (stock #MOR4214)
A single plate hand formed helmet dated Kanbun 2 (1662) and signed Myochin Etchu Daijo Fujiwara Munemichi. This is a very rare piece, the entire bowl hand formed from a single piece of hand forged iron (Ichimai Kabuto). On the left front and both sides are bullet scars from when the helmet was tested for durability. Inside in front can be found the date “on an auspicious day in the second month of Kanbun 2”...