The Ode Gote or Sleeves where very much a late introduction into the armour of the Shinobi-no-mono Warrior during the late part of Sengoku wars, and the earlier part of Edo period in Japanese history. These Ode Gote fit over the Undergarments or the Gi or Uniform and are fixed into position by one cord of which is pulled and tied over each shoulder. The openings of each sleeve are crisscrossed by a Sageo cord and can be secured firmly by pulling both cords together. Each sleeve is constructed of three individual layers with “Karlta” or style plates in double layers running across the forearm's and shoulders of both sleeves for added protection against scuffs or scrapes during field training or competitions.
Beautifully constructed with every attention to detail, lightweight, durable, thick material, easy and comfortable to wear of which can be added to any uniform, "as one size fits all". Give yourself that added presence and style when either engaging competitively or during field work.
We provide an addition layer of protection to the “Oda Gote” sleeves if requested at an additional cost by adding a 3mm High Grade Aluminium plating sewed into each individual “Karlta” or octagonal shape of which traditionally is armoured using compressed lacquered paper in many Japanese combative uniforms or armour. The 3mm High Grade Aluminium plate will give additional protection against cuts and slices to vulnerable areas of the body during combat, with similar protection to compressed lacquered paper used in traditional Samurai Armour. However, aluminium is virtually impossible to cut with a live blade, but it struck violently can deform on impact with one of which you need to consider? nobody want to be struck with a live blade, but it is better with some protection that without it at all?. On ordering please select either “Costume” for no Armour, or “Tactical” for Armour in the listing prior to purchase either. ( The default is “Costume” )