The Kuro Kabuto, better known as "Shredder's helmet", is an ancient relic and a symbol of the Foot Clan. It was created by the clan's dreaded founder, Koga Takuza, about 1,500 years ago. To forge it, he used the tokens of his defeated enemies, creating a helmet stronger than steel. Oroku Saki vowed to protect the helmet with his life when he became the new leader of the Foot Clan. The helmet first appeared in Rise of the Turtles, Part 2, but only in The Legend of the Kuro Kabuto did its history of origin get revealed. This helmet was stolen by a professional burglar in "The Legend of the Kuro Kabuto". However, it was ultimately returned to the Shredder by the Turtles, who were wanting to have Karai handed over to them in exchange.
- It is a samurai/damio-style helmet.
- Kuro Kabuto means Black Helmet in Japanese.
- It has been one of the Foot Clan's primary symbols for over 1500 years.
- Shredder mutated Anton Zeck for stealing the Kuro Kabuto.