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"Hannover" pourpoint


"Hannover" pourpoint

Century: XIV, XV



CODEMaterial
Standard
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Price
PMLS1376LinenAverage215 182.75 EUR
This offer lasts till the end of stock or till cancelled

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Late-medieval pourpoint from 14th and 15th century. Our gambeson is characterized by low weight, high mobility, and historical look. It’s proper for both fighters and civilians.

"Hannover" pourpoint has two types of quilting. Upper part (chest, back, shoulder) has quilting in rhomb shape. Lower part and forearms of this arming doublet has horizontal quilting.

Tin buttons in this medieval pourpoint can be changed on overcast stitchings or point bindings. It has a low stand-up collar around neck.

NOTE! Pourpoint is available in 6 sizes, from XS to XXL, or in custom size:

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%.

To choose a color of your "Hannover" pourpoint, please check first here.

What makes a "Hannover" Pourpoint different than other arming clothing?


Like most of our gambesons, linen is the inner and outer layer. What makes it special, is the filling.
To make this arming doublet lighter and more mobile, we used a woolen felt as filling. There are two levels of thickness:
- thicker on chest
- thinner on the rest of pourpoint

Such pourpoint, together with proper armor, gives an amortization on good level. On this quilted doublet we have used a new cut-out of sleeve with so called „inverted elbow”. That’s why our aketon doesn’t go up and doesn’t hinder the movement during usage. Mobility and low weight make "Hannover" pourpoint perfectly work as a gambeson in historical reenactment and knight fighting.
For small additional charge (+15 EUR) we can prepare thicker layers of felt. Thus, in whole gambeson we’ll use two thin layers.

Woolen filling and its role in this pourpoint


Woolen filling in a pourpoint has a lot of advantages. It makes an arming clothing very light, closer to historical gambesons. Wool has a lot of important features. It can absorb a lot of water and remain relatively dry, but it’s also a perfect isolator.
Almost all of used fabrics and fillings are natural, safe for environment, and biodegradable.

Medieval sources of pourpoint from Hannover


Our pourpoint is based on an arming doublet worn by the guard in a passion scene in alter from Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover (Eng – The Lower Saxony State Museum) in Germany. Source is dated on 1400.

The most important features:
- can be used both as a civil outfit and for fighting
- low weight
- natural materials
- historical look
- proper amortization
- high hygroscopicity
- natural heat regulation and thermal insulation
- high mobility and freedom of movement
- new sleeve pattern – so-called "inverted elbow"
- tailored
- 6 sizes to choose from
- possibility to order a custom sized pourpoint
- the ability to easily adjust the size yourself
- freedom of use





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