An original and scarce Japanese Edo Period Samurai Kote Arm Protector Gauntlet. Of very high quality and comprising a series of chain mailed linked iron squares and a distinctive iron family crest to the elbow. With lacquered hand protector. Covered beneath in silk and padding. Probably dating from the early 1800's. In good condition for its age and relative fragility. Length is 66cms. Will be sent via tracked mail.