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O-YOROI (great armour)

The classic oriental armour, the heavy, square, boxy suit is called 
o-yoroi. The oldest extant o-yoroi is today just boards made of scales, 
and laced together. A significant feature of the o-yoroi is that in
cross-section, the body forms a letter C, as it is completely open on
the right side. Three large, heavy sets of skirt plates of kozane boards
hang from it - one in front, one in back, and one on the left. The right
side is protected by a solid metal plate called a waidate, from which 
hangs the fourth set of skirt plates. Two large square or rectangular 
shoulder protectors called o-sode that are the size of 20 to 30 
centimeter are attached at the shoulder straps. Small rounded flanges 
stick up from the shoulder straps to give added protection to the side 
of the neck.

Hanging in front of the armour and ostensibly protecting the armpits
that way were two plates called the sendan-no-ita and kyubi-no-ita. The
sendan resembles a miniature sode, and is worn on the right, the kyubi 
is a solid plate, long and narrow, and worn on the left. These are both
tied to the shoulder straps at the front of the suit.

Slot(s):                                torso, legs, arms
Size:                                   large

Protection against:
 cut                                    superb
 stab                                   superb
 bash                                   excellent
 other                                  superb

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Pages in category "O-yoroi"

The following 5 pages are in this category, out of 5 total.