Japanese Armour is now more available than ever befor via ebay. In the far east modern copy armour is coming onto th market in ever increasing numbers. Described a s "Edo" period cover a vast period and can be really misleading. I refer you to my previous guide on Japanese items, these apply to Armour.
Since writing this I have added a "Anti Fraud" visitors book to my web site, in a small way it bis developed to make users aware of some unscrupulous sellers on both ebay and the web. Please visit and add anything that may assist our community in this matter.