Japanese Nodowa Neck Armor

  • Armor
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

As a variation on the Guruwa Neck protection component, The Nodowa was different in that in was smaller and lighter. Made mostly of reinforced heavy leather, it too was worn as a “Bib-like” Gorget. Extending roughly 1 to 2 feet from the bottom of the neck of the wearer (fashioned in 2 extended components), The Nodowa also provided a circular leather ring (which slipped around the neck). The Nodowa was popular with Archers (both mounted and dismounted), as well as some Units of Light Cavalry in the 14th to 17th Centuries.