Estimate: $100 – $150
Rare chain mail (Kusari) sash armor. Of Japanese construction, as opposed to Nanban, 17th c. or earlier. Very rare under-armor item. Japanese style, Futae Kusari obi 36″. Used under the armor behind the long laces attaching the gassen attached to the dou to protect the hips from sword blows. Over the centuries most of these have been lost.