Sanada Saemon-no-Suke Yukimura (Sanada Yukimura, 1567 - 1615) was a Japanese samurai general of the Takeda clan known for being excellent military tacticians. Though his army was comparatively small, he won many battles even though they were outnumbered. Through his daring strategies and feats he would gain fame and forever hold a place in Japanese history. Sanada Yukimura was called "A Hero who may appear once in hundred years" and "the crimson demon of war" and his soldiers where known as the "Akazonae". Shimazu Tadatsune (arguably the best performer in the invasion of Korea) called him the "number one warrior in Japan".
The antlers on Sanada's helmet (hand carved from wood) gave him prowess on the battle field and lifted the moral of his men as he could be easily spotted by his men, as well as his enemy, on the field of battle.
This fine authentic reproduction of traditional Japanese yokohagi Okegawa ni-mai dÃ´ samurai armor is hand made by the Fenglinhanjia Armory. Each suite of samurai armor can be ordered with the customary Gusto Bitsu (armor storage box) and a wooden stand for the display of the armor. Assembly instructions are also included. The armor is wearable and fully functional.
Optional: Customary black lacquered box which, along with an included wooden frame, provides the support for the display and instructions.