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Category: Male clothing > arming garments

King Arthur's knight gambeson

King Arthur's knight gambeson

Century: XIV, XV
King Arthur's knight gambeson. Medieval Market, Knight aketon for men

King Arthur's knight gambeson - Medieval Market, Back of knight gambeson
King Arthur's knight gambeson - Medieval Market, Kings Arthur gambeson
King Arthur's knight gambeson - Medieval Market, King Arthurs knight gambeson does not have a collar
King Arthur's knight gambeson - Medieval Market, Sleeve with buttons
King Arthur's knight gambeson - Medieval Market, Sleeves of knight arturian gambeson
King Arthur's knight gambeson - Medieval Market, This model of aketon has a few types of stitchings
King Arthur's knight gambeson - Medieval Market, Man in knight gambeson

CODE Material Standard Price
PMLR0171LinenHand-made 359.00 EUR
PMLS0170LinenMixed 230.00 EUR

* Please write the extra wishes in the place 'additional information' at the end of the order.

** the price of a material button: 1,5 euro
    the price of a moulded button: 1,5 euro

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King Arthur’s knight gambeson will be a perfect choice for any person looking for medieval gambeson for historical reenactment or knight fighting. King Arthur’s knight aketon is based on historical sources and characterized by a high level of mobility.

King Arthur’s knight gambeson is made of fabrics of the highest quality. We have used natural linen in both the outer layer and lining. This knight gambeson has a filling from polyester-cotton nonwovens of two levels of thickness.
↪ on chest, shoulders and elbows - Y2
↪ in rest of medieval gambeson - Y1
More information about thickness you can find here.

This model of aketon has a few types of stitchings. There are curved stitchings on the chest. From the waist down, stitchings are horizontal. Upper parts of sleeves have vertical stitchings, while lower parts - horizontal ones.

Knight’s gambeson of this type as a standard is closed with 14 tin buttons. Sleeves are also closed with buttons - 5 on each sleeve.
King Arthur’s knight gambeson does not have a collar. Properly selected filling together with curved stitchings and high level of mobility, make this knight gambeson perfect for fighting. Historical correctness keeps this model appropriate for medieval reenactment.

How to modify a knight’s gambeson

King Arthur’s knight gambeson in standard version is closed with “Shield” tin buttons. There is an option of changing them on other models, or fabric buttons. We also offer an option of changing a type of closure to overcast lacing or leather thongs.

Standard stuffing in our knight gambeson can be changed to other from our broad assortment here!

We have also prepared a wide range of linen colors for this aketon. The table of colors can be found here.

This type of knight gambeson is available in standard sizes from XS to XXL or in custom size, fitted to individual needs for an additional 20% charge. To choose the proper size, please follow the chart below:
Size Chest girth Waist girth Hips girth Height
XS 84-92 cm 72-80 cm 88-96 cm 164-170 cm
S 92-100 cm 80-88 cm 96-104 cm 170-176 cm
M 100-108 cm 88-96 cm 104-112 cm 176-182 cm
L 108-116 cm 96-104 cm 112-120 cm 182-188 cm
XL 116-124 cm 104-112 cm 120-128 cm 188-194 cm
XXL 124-132 cm 112-120 cm 128-136 cm 194-200 cm
Custom Individual measurements. Price + 20%.

Please write down the chosen size in additional information box when you place the order.

King Arthur’s knight gambeson in historical sources

This knight gambeson can be found in a romance about Guiron le Courtois by 13th century Italian writer Rusticiano. This manuscript which focused on Arthurian legends is currently stored in the national library of France.

Gambeson of King Arthur’s knight - basic features

- made of high quality linen
- properly selected stuffing
- stitchings increasing mobility
- based on historical sources
- closed with buttons on the front and sleeves
- wide range of colors to choose from
- options of modifications (e.g. the type of closure and stuffing)
- new type of sleeve - so called “inverted elbow” - providing high level of mobility

King Arthur and his knights - the Arthurian legends

The famous Arthurian legends are a collection of short stories on the legendary King Arthur and Knights of the Round Table. Stories of the Arthurian legends focus on various, often uncombined plots. Main storyline focuses on King Arthur, who collects the best knights around him.

Side stories of the Arthurian legends focus on Merlin, Tristan and Iseult, or seekers of the Holy Grail.
Over the centuries, there have been created many Arthurian legends, often mutually exclusive. Still, it does not change the fact that these texts had a large influence on culture not only during the medieval period, but also today, as the basis of many books, movies, TV shows, or music tracks.

The upgrading of SPES gambesons design

Currently, we are working on implementing to our assortment the upgraded versions of our well-known gambesons. Changes include:
- improving the functionality and mobility of our aketons
- layers’ thickness (check the chart with levels of amortization)
- directions and shape of stitchings
- minor changes in cut (for better fitting)
- and most of all, matching the gambesons to our six-levels size set: XS-XXL (NOTE: you can still order a custom-sized gambeson)

Therefore, you can be sure that upgraded SPES gambesons are even better suited to your needs. And if you have any questions about mentioned changes in any model, contact us - we will dispel the doubts!

To make each gambeson stand out even more, we gave them unique names. From now, TYPE 4 is named King Arthur’s knight gambeson.

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