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Category: Male clothing > arming garments

Outer gambeson type 1

Outer gambeson type 1

Century: XIV, XV
Outer gambeson type 1. Medieval Market, outer gambeson type 1

Outer gambeson type 1 - Medieval Market, outer gambeson type 1
Outer gambeson type 1 - Medieval Market, outer gambeson type 1

CODE Material Standard Price
PMoS0466see descriptionMixed 122.00 EUR
PMoS0467see descriptionMixed 135.00 EUR
PMoS0468see descriptionMixed 145.00 EUR

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Gambeson worn on the armour. Buttoned, very thin, quilted vertically. A gambeson made of wool with linen lining. In standard, it has 15 tin buttons. Gambeson very commonly shown in the iconography. Used at the fall of the XIV & XV century.
Available in 3 options:
PMoS0466 - gambeson without sleeves
PMoS0467 - gambeson with short sleeves
PMoS0468 - gambeson with long sleeves

Thin; 1 layer of wadding

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.

Gambeson stuffing/layering

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:

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.

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