FOR HONOR-“KENSEI” 1/4 scale
60cmcm (H) x 34.5cm (W) x 19cm (B) (including the sword) || Nodachi Sword: 37.5cm || 42 cm from helmet to base || Weight; 4.3 kilograms
Materials: It is mostly comprised of Polystone, but some parts are made of special polystone
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The Kensei 1/4 Scale Figure
The armor of this Kensei figure is based on the that of the upper-class Samurai from the Kamakura Period. It was carefully created to perfectly reproduce the texture of the Ancient Japanese armor. It was a combination of wood, iron, leather, lacquer, silk, and more.
To produce the texture of the actual battle surcoat and to show the traces of battles, damages were also applied to this. Skilled artisans painted each of the damages and scratches with their specialized painting techniques.
The product was also molded with the texture of iron which is evident on its helmet. For the battle surcoat, it is similar to the real cloth of the Jinbaori.
When looking at the Kensei, you will notice that he looks nervous as he confronts battle.
For the sizes of the Kensei figure, its height is 60 centimeters with the sword and 42 centimeters when measuring from helmet to base. Its width is 34.5 centimeters while its base measures 19 centimeters. Its net weight is 4.3 kilograms.
Its Nodachi alone measures 37.5 centimeters long. Generally, the Nodachi has more length than an average sword. In ancient times, the Nodachi was used to kill an opponent from the backside while mounted.
The Kensei figure is made from polystone, a material that is similar to porcelain but mostly consists polyurethane resin mixed with powdered stone additives. Some of the statues parts are made from a special type of polystone to enhance elasticity in these portions.
This product was crafted by Kensin, a company that produces a variety of goods to share the beauty of the ancient art of the Sengoku period.
Among the popular Kensei is Musashi Miyamoto, but not all consider him as one. Other Kensei are usually the founders of notable schools of swordsmanship. The title of the Kensei was prestigious since not any Samurai was able to earn the title. Also, not more than one swordsman could receive the title at the same time.
The Kensei were experts in swordsmanship and in multiple martial arts. Their training was continuous from childhood until adulthood, and they were always ready for death.