Saturday, June 22, 2013

Kabuto update

I have some of the Japanese kabuto helmet done. The five rear plates and the lower front, I call the brow plate. Current parts being made is the visor and the lower ring called a Koshimaki that is used to mount the lining and the neck guard. The last part that will be made is what I call the forehead plate that has the fin style on it. Please see a earlier post for what the kabuto looks like when completed. The screws you see are temporary and will be replaced by acorn shaped rivets.

Side view

Back view

Front view (showing brow plate)