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Aketon of Charles VI of France, 1370-1400




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Aketon of Charles VI of France, 1370-1400

XS - waist 63-69 cm (25-27 in.)
Default options
  • Fabric  cotton
  • Inside fabric cotton
  • Layers of padding 1 layer
  • Fastenings leather laces
  • Color of leather fastening brown
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Custom made

This item is a custom-made, which means that our crafters use individual body measurements of a client for manufacture. Such type of manufacturing provides with a perfect fit of an item.

Inside fabric
Layers of padding
Color of leather fastening
Contrast quilting and edge
Color of Contrast quilting and edge
Two-color design
Paint Stamping
Additional back protection
Fastenings for steel arms
Design of the bottom edge


If you ever visit the Musee des beaux-arts in Chartres, France, you just can't miss an aketon of Charles VI of France – a rare surviving example of fabric armor from the late XIVth century. We couldn't miss it either. So, being unable to resist we sewed this gorgeous aketon for you. As the saying goes: no need to pray, it's okay, you're welcome.

It completely replicates the original except for the clasp. We decided to move away from the endless little buttons and chose leather straps with buckles as the clasp. They look cooler. But if you prefer it another way – you can order a custom version with buttons. Just don't curse us when you button them all!

Although the original is scarlet red, we just had to make a version in deep blue color with a decoration of gold lilies. And, naturally, the coolest thing about our aketon is its print. Just appreciate how gorgeous these gold French lilies look on the Royal blue field. Heck, this aketon alone even without the knight's collar and crown already gives its wearer a royal look.

Of course, we can make you a more modest aketon, but let's be honest – who would ever wear anything modest when they have this gorgeous padded armor? And we hope we don't need to remind you that you can get a custom version – with a different type of bottom edge, quantity of padding layers, color, and type of fabric of cover and lining, decor, and fasteners. Anything you want.

You give us your specific measures and wishes - we make you a completely custom gambeson that will bring you joy and comfort for a long time!  

Main picture shows Aketon of Charles VI of France with options:

  • Color – royal blue; 
  • Contast quilting and egde – no; 
  • Additional back protection – no; 
  • Do-it-Yourself – no; 
  • Size – XL;  
  • Fabric – linen;
  • Lining fabric – linen;  
  • Layers of padding – 3; 
  • Attaching of the sleeves – standard; 
  • Fastenings – leather straps with cast buckles; 
  • Color of leather fastenings – brown;
  • Fastenings for steel arms – no;
  • Paint stamping – french lilies
  •  Desing of the bottom edge – 20 variant 
  • Two-color design – no

Base price of Aketon of Charles VI of France includes following options:

  • Color – black; 
  • Contast quilting and egde – no; 
  • Additional back protection – no; 
  • Do-it-Yourself – no; 
  • Size – XS;  
  • Fabric – cotton;
  • Lining fabric – cotton;  
  • Layers of padding – 1; 
  • Attaching of the sleeves – standard; 
  • Fastenings – leather laces; 
  • Color of leather fastenings – brown;
  • Fstenings for steel arms – no;
  • Decoration – no. 
  • Paint stamping – no
  • Desing of the bottom edge – no
  • Two-color design – no

If you don’t like the received product for any reason, you may send it back to us within 14 days. If the received item has defects or does not fit your parameters, we will make a new item and send it to you at our costs. If postal service lost your parcel, we make a search of it. If parcel could not be found, we make new item at our expenses.


We ship orders via National Postal Service, who carries order to your local post office. Upon shipping, we provide you with tracking number of parcel. If you need express delivery (DHL, TNT, etc.), please contact us.


Every product is handcrafted and requires time for manufacture. Approximate time:

  • Gambeson and padded armor – 8-9 weeks;
  • Costumes and other clothing – 4-6 weeks;
  • Brigandines – 3-4 months;
  • Leather accessories 2-4 weeks;
  • Metal armor – 2-5 months.

Please contact us if you would like to know more precise terms.

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