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Manufacture of Armour

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No New Posts Armour Maintenance and Restoration

How to lace, display and care for your armour

Sub-boards: Restorations By Dave Thatcher, The Odoshi Project, Odoshi-Ge, Displaying Armour

77 1,164 Ongoing topics
by Dave Thatcher
Jun 22, 2017 18:20:01 GMT
No New Posts Antique Armour

Techniques used in the manufacture of antique samurai armour

15 102 Shikoro patterns
by Ben
Apr 9, 2017 13:27:52 GMT


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No New Posts General Discussion

Sub-board: Chanbara

42 561 Huge Samurai
by teppotai
May 24, 2017 5:02:17 GMT
No New Posts Samurai armor discussion

Discussion of all samurai armour related topics

Sub-boards: Gusoku, 兜 Kabuto, Maedate, Mengu, Dou, Sangu

274 4,541 My first yoroi - looking for information & display tips
by ian
Jun 16, 2017 8:55:08 GMT
No New Posts Samurai related items

27 428 How can I keep the fabric?
by basara
Mar 4, 2017 14:06:33 GMT

The Gathering

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No New Posts The Gathering 2 - 2018

1 3 The Gathering - 2018
by coronelli
May 29, 2017 1:48:31 GMT
No New Posts The Gathering Leeds - 20th May 2017

7 24 Content by Speakers
by malcolm
May 26, 2017 8:37:03 GMT

Arms Fairs - Museums - Collections - Societies - Meetings

Help Centre

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No New Posts Questions - 1 Viewing

Ask the members a question.

96 962 Late Edo period Jingasa ?
by teppotai
May 26, 2017 9:27:48 GMT
No New Posts How to create forum photographs

This is not a black art, once you get to grips with posting photo's life will never be the same.

7 42 posting photos direct to forum
by Dave Thatcher
Jun 27, 2016 13:23:50 GMT
No New Posts Mei Signatures

Need some help with signatures? Post here, someone may be helpful.

32 396 Ogasawara clan? Need help with finding signatures
by uwe
May 30, 2017 16:04:47 GMT
No New Posts What do you think? - 1 Viewing

Thinking of buying some armour? Ask the members what they think.

42 499 Saotome????
by Dave Thatcher
Mar 17, 2017 15:03:46 GMT


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No New Posts Yahoo Auctions

Items for sale on Yahoo

3 54 Samurai Kyobai - Your new gateway to Japan Auctions
by Dave Thatcher
Jun 22, 2017 18:21:44 GMT
No New Posts Antique Items FOR SALE

Sub-boards: Samurai Armour Dealers, Auction Houses

49 720 Yari - Naginata Display Stands
by Dave Thatcher
Jun 22, 2017 6:02:24 GMT
No New Posts Wanted

37 261 Menpo wanted
by teppotai
Jun 21, 2017 7:58:50 GMT
No New Posts Lost / Stolen

Items that have been separated from their owners

2 12 Another fibreglass armour
by ian
Mar 26, 2016 10:04:49 GMT
No New Posts Buying Advice

Not sure about an item? Ask the members what they think.

30 331 Looking for Advice, thanks!
by marcemark
Mar 23, 2017 13:10:29 GMT
No New Posts Katchu Detective

Spotting fakes and cover-ups.

Sub-board: Fake Armour Warning

33 317 Fibre-glass reproductions
by Dave Thatcher
Jun 6, 2017 11:48:06 GMT

Armour: Resources

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No New Posts Kanji Index

7 68 Leather on armour
by teppotai
Jun 28, 2016 8:32:41 GMT
No New Posts Armour Makers - Schools

Moderator: Moderator

Sub-boards: Gendai Smiths, Myochin Armourers, Saotome Armourers, Kaga Armourers, Iwai Armourers

36 597 Saotome Ienao
by uwe
Mar 29, 2017 5:13:03 GMT
No New Posts History

20 707 'Watanabe' Proof of Ninja existence
by M.J.Peters
Jun 4, 2017 15:47:35 GMT
No New Posts Pinterest & Digital Arts

A photographic resource of samurai armour and weapons compiled by NNK members

Moderator: Eric T

3 42 Kinokunia Catalogues
by teppotai
Nov 28, 2016 14:48:49 GMT
No New Posts Links

Links to web sites etc

Sub-board: Web sites and forums.

17 274 Collection of books on line
by ian
Dec 10, 2016 10:32:36 GMT

Books about samurai armour

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No New Posts Books etc, Reviews, Wanted, Recommended, Offered

Recommend reading on Samurai Armour and related items.

Sub-boards: Book Reviews, Books Wanted or for Sale, Recommended - Reviewed- Wanted - For Sale

282 783 Wanted: Katchū men by Kazuo Iida (1991) hardcover edition
by Dave Thatcher
May 9, 2017 6:25:21 GMT

Weapons: Swords, Polearms, Archery and related items

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No New Posts Archery and related items

19 159 Samurai Archer scroll
by malcolm
Apr 10, 2017 5:06:12 GMT
No New Posts Yari - Naginata

17 236 What are these called???
by Dave Thatcher
Jun 21, 2017 12:35:50 GMT
No New Posts Nihonto

20 227 Nihonto message board.
by peterq
Mar 6, 2017 5:35:13 GMT


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No New Posts Ryu Ha

Sub-boards: Yo-Ryu, Tanegashima-Ryu, Morishige Ryu

1 5 5-4-2010 at Shimogamo Jinja & 11-09-2011 Yasukuni-Jinja
by Dave Thatcher
Jul 29, 2015 17:26:44 GMT
No New Posts YouTube and Other Sources

36 169 The Rape of the Sabine Women
by Maeda Makoto
Mar 5, 2017 19:51:16 GMT

Reproduction Yoroi - DIY Armour Making - LARP - SCA

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No New Posts Sellers - Distributors of Gendai Yoroi

Sub-board: Iron Mountain Armory

1 2 Daimyo Range
by Dave Thatcher
Oct 6, 2016 7:13:38 GMT
No New Posts Photos

Show us your armour, or your progress in building it!

4 132 Reproduction diary
by David M
Jun 20, 2017 7:18:44 GMT
No New Posts Questions

Ask for advice from the members

Sub-boards: FAQ, General questions, "Can I do this?", Discussing materials

21 416 Odoshi Thickness
by Dave Thatcher
Mar 7, 2017 14:39:49 GMT
No New Posts Instructions and references

Manuals, guides, templates, measurements

3 42 Iron Mountain Armoury
by ian
Mar 23, 2017 16:32:30 GMT
No New Posts Reenactment groups & events

2 11 Kennin desu! Dôzo yoroshiku onegai shimasu.
by Jeff Mayhew
Apr 23, 2016 1:48:57 GMT

Welcome to the Samurai Armour Forum

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1 8 Please Join The forum To Access Content
by Dave Thatcher
Feb 1, 2017 21:08:37 GMT

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