A heavy Japanese shotproof helmet bowl zunari-bachi
A heavy Japanese shotproof helmet bowl zunari-bachi, probably 17th Century, mumei. Composed of 6 plates in total, and struck with 4 bullet test marks (tameshi). The crown is pierced with a hole, and the peak is fitted with a bracket to take a crest. The outer surfaces are covered with brown lacquer. Good age patina overall, this helmet has not been cleaned.
Weight 4lbs 10½ozs (2.11kgs)