These products have been inspired by the creative arts of Asia, drawing on the intricate craftsmanship, detailing and patterns found on the many items in our collection that were made on the world’s largest continent.
This design features an early 19th century copy of 'Yoroi Chakuyo shidai' showing the sequence of putting on an armour and arming a warrior, from undergarments to bow and arrow.
Originally form a woodblock printed folding book, with two 'pages' of text and eight and a half double spread illustrations.
With the appointment of Nicholas Merbury as master of the King's Ordnance in the early part of the 15th century, the Royal Armouries commenced its role as the standard setter for arms and armour in this country.
This pride and heritage extends to the Royal Armouries products, inspired by our collections and our special place in Britain's history.