Specially designed model of gambeson. Gambeson has special system of layers which guarantees maximum protection and mobility with the minimal armament used. Additionally, it protects the body from stabs and cuts.
The torso and the neck have overlaps which protect from stabs. The gambeson is tailored in a way that the its lower part is based on the hips.
The sleeves are made of 2 elements to guarantee the best mobility of elbow. As the mobility of shoulders, we used a special deep-sewn sleeves as well as gussets in armpits.
This gambeson is made of: 2 layers of cotton; 1 wadding layer; and finally very resistant cotton layer. On the shoulders, the number of amortisation layers rises from 1 to 3. On the elbows, the number of amortisation layers rises from 1 to 2. The lacing consists of 12 leather straps and 6 leather bindings (see photos). Specially designed model for ARMA and FEDER.
Available colours: ecru, black, red
Available sizes: S,M, L, XL
Size S: waist girth 75-85cm, chest girth 85-100cm
Size M: waist girth 85-95cm, chest girth 95-115cm
Size L: waist girth 95-110cm, chest girth 100-120cm
Size XL: waist girth 110-130cm, chest girth 110-130cm
Thin; 1 layer of wadding on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows), 3 layers on shoulders
ATTENTION! There is no possibility of changing the type of quilting in this model of gambeson.
Gambesons were a cheap protection for the fighting men in the Middle Ages, but only the poorest ones used only them as their single armour. For others they were a part of a complete protective armament, providing amortization of the hit and the protection of attritions from the armour. Among padded protective elements we can find: gambesons protecting the trunk and hands, padded gloves, padded coifs and separate hoses. They were sewn from layers of a fabric. In the 13th century gambesons were long and rather badly-fitted to the figure. They were usually put over the head and buttoned only near the neck. Later, with the development of other elements of the armour, gambesons were shorter and better fitted to the body. In the 14th and the 15th centuries they were usually buttoned at the front or laced up.
Normally we use:
- linen first layer
- second strengthening layer (cotton)
- few layers of batting(for specific numbers, see description of the chosen quilted garment)
- linen lining
In all arming garments (quilted hood etc.), you can change the padding. Click on this picture to see different options of padding available in our shop:
• Gambesons and long quilted legs
• Small quilted arming garments
If you decide to change the padding, please write the code of chosen padding (Y1-Y13) in the "additional information" box in one of the next steps of ordering.