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Aketon of the XIV century




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Aketon of the XIV century

natural (uncolored)
Men's size/price:
XS - waist 63-69 cm (25-27 in.)
Default options
  • Fabric cotton
  • Lining fabric cotton
  • Layers of padding 2 layers
  • Attaching of the sleeves standard
  • Color of leather fastening black
  • Fastenings for steel arms absent
  • Two-color design one colour
  • Design of the bottom edge standard
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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.

Contrast quilting and edge
Additional back protection
Paint Stamping
Men's size/price
Lining fabric
Layers of padding
Attaching of the sleeves
Color of leather fastening
Fastenings for steel arms
Two-color design
Design of the bottom edge


Aketon of the XIV century was a widespread type of padded armour and mostly was used by foot soldiers because of short sleeves.

Usually, such model were being worn under the chainmail, and more rare - over it. Length of aketon armor could vary, but it was not too long – usually until the middle of thighs.

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! 

Made-to-measure gambeson may be sewn by two ways:

  • Machine manufacturing. Tailors will make padded armor by your parameters, using sewing machine.
  • Hand sewing. Custom gambeson will be completely sewn by hands of our tailors. Such type of manufacture is historical one and is offered for additional costs.

You can use this gambeson armor for:

  • SCA
  • HEMA
  • Larp
  • Stage performances
  • Medieval festivals
  • Reenactment events

Base price includes following options:

  1. 1-2 layers of padding (natural sheet wadding 50% cotton, 50% wool);
  2. Natural (uncoloured) cotton for outer and inner shell;
  3. Standard sleeves’ attaching (closed armpit);
  4. XS-size;
  5. Straight bottom edge;
  6. No fastenings for steel arms.

There is leather strap on the collar for fastening. Cuts on the bottom hem from the front and back allow comfortable moving. running or riding.

Variety of materials for this gambeson armour will let you to point out social status. Rich knights were wearing aketons and doublet made of velvet, wool or leather. Poor soldiers were using linen or cotton gambesons of black or brown color. Nobility could afford aketons made of bright red or yellow colored fabrics. 

We offer different quantity of layers for your short-sleeved light gambeson. If you plan to wear quilted underamor under the hauberk, so 5-6 layers will be required. If there will be full-plate armor or brigandine, so 2-3 layers of wadding is enough.

Various color are available for order. If you choose half-coloured or quarter-coloured medieval gambison, please inform us by e-mail, what colours you prefer and its exact disposition.

If you plan to use plate arms or spaulders over your medieval aketon, we recommend you to order leather fastenings for steel arms.

There are two layers of padding in sleeves by default. If you want to change it, please contact us [email protected]

Main photo shows gambeson with following options:

  • 2 layers of padding;
  • dark-green linen for outer and inner shells;
  • standard sleeve attachment (without hole under armpit);
  • M-size;
  • brown leather strap;
  • straight bottom edge;
  • no fastenings for steel arms.

Benefits, which you’ll get, if you buy medieval gambeson at Steel Mastery:

  1. Custom-made high-quality padded underarmor, made of natural fabrics by your individual parameters;
  2. Reliability and comfortable wearing for years;
  3. Product made by experienced tailors, who really know how to make a good armor;
  4. Convenient payment systems (Paypal, Skrill, Visa, MasterCard, American Express);
  5. Flexible return system in case if you don’t like an item.

Chausses with footstrap will be good addition for this aketon.

Also, we offer you have a look at these padded gambesons of the similar historical period: arming doublet/aketon of the 1360 year, arming doublet of the 1405 year. There models are for other epoch, but also short-sleeved: gambeson with festoons, early medieval gambeson, gambeson of the VI-XIII centuries

In section “Gambeson” you can see all models that we offer for ordering. If you didn’t find any for your taste and wish, please send us photo and description of the required model and we will make it for you.

In this article, we're telling how to choose a gambeson.


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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William Calvert
So it's definitely expensive but you are paying for quality. They will help anyway that they can including instructions on how to get the proper measurements.
Just to let you know the gambeson arrived today, and I am very pleased with the fit & quality. I will be recommending you to my friends! :)
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