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The medieval German pourpoint is a replica of a 14th century gambeson based on German sources. Thanks to the use of new filling and cut-out, this pourpoint is super light and provides high mobility. The combination of those two factors with the accurate reproduction of the original shape makes this piece of medieval clothing work well - both during knight fights and reenactment of a civilian.
During the process of creation of this medieval aketon, we used two types of quilting. On the chest, arms and sleeves, the stitches are horizontal. From the waist down, the stitching on the German pourpoint is vertical.
This German pourpoint was created for the knight-fight enthusiasts. We kept this in mind while designing the new cut-out of the sleeve on this gambeson – so called "inverted elbow". This construction does not restrain the wearer’s moves while preventing the aketon to go up during arm swinging.
In default version, our gambeson is laced in points. You can change the closing of this pourpoint to buttons or overcast lacing. This 14th century gambeson does not have a stand-up collar and its lower edge is finished with rounded endings.
You can choose the size of the quilted aketon from six standard ones or choose a custom version (with a small charge):
Individual measurements. Price + 20%.
In order to choose a color of your german pourpoint, please check it here before the purchase.
What are the characteristics of the German pourpoint?
This German pourpoint was sewn from linen which was used for the outer layer as well as for the lining. Woolen felt serves in this gambeson as the filling and we used two thicknesses of the felt. The thicker layer on the chest and the thinner one on the rest of the pourpoint. Thanks to that, this product can be used both by the enthusiasts of medieval combat and the people who reenact civilians.
The woolen felt provides proper amortisation during the fights. Especially when it is worn with armour over it. With a surcharge (+15 EUR), we can make it thicker – in this case, two layers of thin woolen felt will be used.
Wool has a number of properties which will enhance the usability of this pourpoint. Its main feature would be high hygroscopicity – therefore, it can absorb a substantial amoint of moist without the feeling that the aketon is wet. Wool also delivers a natural temperature regulation of our bodies. Woolen felt fillining is extra-light so it makes the German pourpoint lighter than our regular gambesons. Wool is also a natural material so the aketon is closer to the medieval originals and it is biodegradable. Wool as the filling is appropriate both for the medieval fighters and medieval civilians.
The historical sources of "German" Pourpoint
The shape of the quiltings of our pourpoint can be found on the pages of a German chronicle called „Weltchronik” dated 1383. The book is stored in Germany in a library called Württembergische Landesbibliothek in Stuttgart.
- perfect as both civil and arming garment
- low weight
- natural materials
- historical look
- proper amortization
- highly hygroscopic
- naturally adjustable with thermal isolation
- high mobility
- new design of sleeves – "inverted elbow"
- fitted to body
- 6 sizes
- simple ways of self-fitting to size
- multiple ways of usage