The Japanese Samurai were the knights of the Far East. Like their
counterparts in Europe they lived off the earnings of their peasants' labour.
Symbols of their status consisted of two swords, a long one and a short one.
In contrast to the heavy armour plates worn by the European knights, the
samurai wore armour made up of small varnished tiles of steel tied together.
This made the armour worn by the samurai light and elastic.
- Crank mechanism
- Size: 20 x 6 x 31 cm
- 3 construction sheets DIN A 4
- Price: 10.00 Euro
- Code WR025
The rotation of the handle is converted by a crank slider into the movement
of horse and samurai. The horse rears and the samurai raises his sword. The
forelegs of the horse and the samurai's arm are operated by threads and move
in unison when the crank is turned.