I wanted to get that Trevor Absolon book but it seems to be on hold at the moment.
Trevor's first 2 books are the ultimate for learning about samurai armor, the third book has not come out yet. If you purchase and absorb the information in them you will not regret the purchase. Neither book is that expensive and Trevor has taken many detailed images from armors he owned or had access to and he has added detailed information that is not available in any other place that I know of. He has included glossaries of all the individual parts, reading his books are like taking a course in samurai armor. I purchased several copies of his first book, 2 copies of his second and am prepaid for 2 copies of his third. You can contact him at this email address. email@example.com
Ian Bottomley's book and Clive Sinclaire's book are also must have books that will help give you a good understanding of the history of samurai armor and weapons, well worth the price.
Links to discussions on Trevor's books.viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10731&p=91164&hilit=trevor#p91164viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11763&p=100599&hilit=trevor#p100599
Here is a link to all the samurai armor images on Wiki commonshttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Categ ... rai_armour
Here is a link to a template that contains all the samurai armor, weapons and equipment articles on Wikipedia.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Japanese_(samurai)_weapons,_armour_and_equipment