In many ways, samurai helmets are unique. Distinctive in their design, no other culture across the globe featured such personalized and impressive helmets. Combining protection and style into one seamless whole, these Japanese helmets are all impressive displays that are incredible collectibles, as well as fantastic and wearable recreations of historic pieces of oriental armor. Traditionally, a Japanese great helmet like the ones featured here consisted of two parts, the menpo and the kabuto. A Japanese kabuto is the actual helmet, while the Japanese menpo is the war-mask, or the face of the helmet. Decidedly oriental in their feel, these Japanese helmets are almost all recreations of historic pieces that were worn by great warlords and daimyo of the Japanese Feudal Era. Examples of these great warriors and their noteworthy helms are the Date Masamune Helmet, with its distinctive crescent moon crest, the Oda Nobunaga Helmet, which is modeled after the helm worn by one of Japan's most premier warlords and warriors, and the Takeda Shingen Helmet, which features the distinctive red color and bestial crest, befitting the warrior's nickname as the "Tiger of Kai". Many of the oriental helmets featured here come with their own stand, and some, like the Daisho Kake Helmet, feature a stand that can even double as a sword stand! Enthusiasts of Japanese history and culture will that these replicated helmets of Japanese samurai are incredible and attractive collectibles, ones that we at Medieval Armour are happy to provide!