Okay - I give sound advice to new collectors, about, if you have any questions about an item, ask BEFORE you buy. Yes, good advice. No, I didn't follow it. I I jumped in on this yoroi at $1,000, thinking, "Well, there's no way I will win at that price!" So what the hell did I just buy? With shipping, I'll be in at about $1,200.
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Here is the write up:
"Comment: There is not reserve price. This is Japanese yoroi armor of late Edo era. Also condition is good. All the parts are original parts And It was made for Sekiba family on c1850(kaei 3 years) It was the time of the war in the Japan. Sekiba family is Samurai of Aizu province of Matsudaira clan. There is the signature that made this inside of a box for Sekiba family on c1850. They fought by Boshin War in 1868.The Samurai of Sekiba family would probably wear this armor Anyway, Please get your good Japanese yoroi armor!!!e. This armor is armor of 250 years ago. And this still shines and lives. Please touch the history of the Japanese samurai in your hand. You may feel something!! You can feel soul of samurai of late Edo era with this armor. Please check picture, and Please get your good collectin!!!"