Not a samurai? Armor up anyway

‘Samurai armor designed to be worn. It comfortably goes on in minutes. It’s light for mobility but sturdy to absorb strikes.’ Uh huh, that’s the sales pitch from Joel Toussaint, the California-based guy who has set up a call on Kickstarter to offer samurai armour made from laser-cut aluminum, steel, leather and plastic and is purportedly functional enough to actually protect against direct strikes. You can choose from either Ronin or Shogun armor. Choices!

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at