A robust helmet with a sinewy appearance and a black visor. It is adorned with a centipede that is said to symbolise its wearer's intention to push forward and never retreat. Part of a traditional armour set known as Tosei—gusoku in Japanese, this armour was worn by Date Shigezane, a senior vassal of the Date clan. As a follower of his first cousin Masamune, known as "The One—Eyed Dragon," Shigezane was an unstoppable force in the Siege of Koriyama and the Battle of Suriagehara. His efforts to expand the clan's forces yielded great results, and led the way for the Date to eventually take control over the entire area of Oshu. Shigezane's actions earned him the name the "Unrivalled Warrior."
Upper body armour made with multiple robust iron plates arranged vertically in the Yukinoshita style. The neck piece and sleeves are made from a combination of different plates, which protect the throat, shoulders, and upper arms.
Gauntlets made with half—cylindrical iron plates connected to the arms with lacing cord known as "sukake—odoshi." The right arm features a thick iron plate for added durability.
Waist and thigh protection made from thick, durable black iron plates. The tassets hang down at the back via leather cord, allowing for ease of movement.
Greaves made from three thick, curved iron plates, lined up for extra durability. The kneecap is protected by a small additional plate.