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#1 BIG

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:04 PM

Hi thoughts about that..?


http://www.froginawe...on-early-armor/

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:28 PM

Bow string holder

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:22 PM

Indeed called a Tsurumaki. John



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:18 PM

Bow string holder

That is what i assumed from the comments, but then again i figured Big didn't believe that and thus made this topic haha


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:18 PM

Believing !!!

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:04 PM

Although the linked discussion supposes that these tsurumaki disappeared with the advent of guns, they continued to be worn as a kind of symbolic part of the armour. I wear one when we dress up for displays, a genuine old one.
If you think of the vestigial Gyoyo which hang from the strings above your Dou, and the vestigial fukigaeshi on your kabuto, you will see that some shapes just look better there, preserving the spirit of some ancient function.
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:04 PM

Thanks all, Piers will you share a pic of the tsurumaki...

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:17 AM

Sure thing, Peter!

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:37 AM

Looking good and strong...
Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:55 AM

When you link to the page one of the comments below explains that it is a bow string holder.
Dave Thatcher http://www.yoroishi.uk Partner at Samurai Kyobai Ltd. Professional Armour Restorer (UK)




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