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My new armour - maredudd1066

Aug. 27th, 2009 02:11 pm My new armour

Here are a few detail pics of the individual parts for those who are interested:

On the stand ready for use.







Do front

Do back

The patterns for everything came from http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/katchu/index.html and even where there was no specific pattern given I could not have attempted this without the information given therein - Domo Arigato Effigham-sensei

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Date:August 27th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
Wow! That's quite something!
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Date:August 28th, 2009 07:18 am (UTC)

Re: Great job!

The menpo is only held on with laces, but I'm an old sailor so those knots are TIGHT! So far there is no movement or fraying but, to be fair, I only took one shot across the face all weekend. The Mabizashi and Fukigaeshi seem to collect anything other than direct thrusts to the face.
Date:August 27th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)

Nice armor

I like how you made the portion on your on-hand side solid and used scales (Effingham?) on the off-hand side. Well done.
Date:August 28th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)

Re: Nice armor

The off hand side is solid boards which, by the time you get near the bottom are more like a shallow "m" shape than a rectangle. I would love to use Effingham plates but cost prevents...
Date:August 28th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
As I mentioned on the Armour Archive, I'm a great lover of the katanugi dô. Sweeeeeeeeeet. I also like dan-odoshi, so props also on the lacing pattern.

So.... wanna do an ô-yoroi next? :)

Date:September 10th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)

An Onna Bugeisha (lady samurai) somewhere? That me! By MJC

Good day!

I would like to congradulate for your acheivement! When I saw your handamde armour I was very pleased with your results! Never thought of cosplaying or giving panels or workshops when there's an japanese anime convention? I'm sure you would get many people and grabbing their attention! If you are looking for something special, please visit my Facebook page at:


Take a look at my photo albums and see for yourself! Finally it took a lady to put on samurai armour and hop on a horse for parade and more!

Hope you appreciate it and let me know what you think about it!

Have a good day!
Marie-Josee C.
Date:September 10th, 2009 08:24 am (UTC)

Re: An Onna Bugeisha (lady samurai) somewhere? That me! By MJC

Haven't looked at Cosplay or Anime. I'm not sure how much of it happens over here in Britain? I've sent a friend request on facebook as it appears that only your simplest details are available to non-friends.