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arming garments



Arming garments were necessary elements of armor for knight fighting. Medieval gambesons provided hit amortization, protection against attrition from the armor and the possibility of attaching various armor parts to them. Sometimes a gambeson was the only protection for poorer men-at-arms worn during knight fights.

Apart from the protective value of the arming garments, they could play representative and identification roles for knights. The fabric structure of the padded armor depends highly on its purpose. For example, it is most probable that archers wore thick and sturdy gambesons to be protected from arrow hits while knights often used softer and thinner padded protection under steel armor or chainmail, only to avoid bruises and abrasions during knight fights.

Among arming garments we can enumerate: a gambeson, a padded hose, a padded coif, a padded hood, padded gloves, a wappenrock, a cotte d'armes, an aketon. These elements make a perfect set under armor for knight fighting.


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.
To check the available fabric color, click the thumbnail below:

If you want to choose a color other than basic, during order placing, select the color option "see description", and then place the CODE of the selected color in the "additional information" window. Please remember that colors may slightly vary depending on the screen of your device.





Gambeson Basic Fechtschule

arming garments - Medieval Market, basic fechtschule

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 tailor...


Century: 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th


PRICE from: 149.00 EUR


One three fingered glove

arming garments - Medieval Market, Three fingered glove

A quilted glove with three fingers - left or right (please write your choice in ''additional information''box.
PLS0646 - LEFT
PLS0668 - RIGHT


Century: 14th, 15th


PRICE from: 33.00 EUR





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