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What am I sappy pet blogging?

July 7, 2017

A suited-up Shiba Inu in custom-made armor | all photos courtesy of SAMURAI AGE

While it’s been over 150 years since the heyday of the samurai class, the fascination with them lives on. The talented craftsmen at SAMURAI AGE are doing their part to honor samurai tradition with handmade, high-quality samurai armor for you and your pets.

The handmade armor is made with polystyrene, polyurethane, metal fastenings, fusahimo cord, and metal snaps.

One of the selling points of this Fukuoka-based brand’s armor is how lightweight it is. Unlike traditional samurai armor, which could sometimes weigh over 60 pounds, SAMURAI AGE’s pet armor is constructed from light plastic that they claim can be worn for long stretches of time without tiring out its wearer. So although your pet will probably not be protected from any katana strikes, they will at the very least feel both badass and comfortable.

Also available in black, silver, and gold.

When not in use by your dog or cat, the armor can be repurposed in other creative ways.

As a bottle cover for a large bottle of sake…

…or hung up on your wall for decoration.

Human-sized armor for adults and children is also available for purchase, as well as helmets and bottle covers. All items are made of the same materials as the pet armor. The website suggests wearing the armor for birthdays or special occasions, but given the stylish, lightweight material there’s no reason not to wear it on a regular basis, too.

For those interested in a more “casual” look, SAMURAI AGE offers samurai helmets fashioned from polyester baseball caps. Customers can choose helmet designs based on those worn by famous Japanese historical figures such as Tokugawa Ieyasu, Oda Nobunaga, and Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

A cap based on Fukuoka daimyo Kuroda Nagamasa’s helmet. Mustache included.

Reblogged from Spoon and Tomago

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5 comments

  1. I think one would need to wear somewhat better steel age armor to put that armor on a cat. Just saying. 🙂


    • To put armor on our cats, anyway – to put armor on Hobbes specifically.


  2. That’s right up there with the pigeon shoe maker. WHY?.


    • Or, why not? 🙂



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