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Aketon, second half of the 14th - first half of the 15th century




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Aketon, second half of the 14th - first half of the 15th century

natural (uncolored)
Size ( waist circumference):
XS - waist 63-69 cm (25-27 in.)
Default options
  • Two-color design one colour
  • Fabric  cotton
  • Lining fabric cotton
  • padding type  (20%wool and 80%cotton shred)
  • Layers of padding  2 layers 1.2 cm
  • Contrast quilting and edge absent
  • Attaching of the sleeves standard
  • Fastenings leather laces
  • Color of leather fastening black
  • Fastenings for steel arms absent
  • Personal emblem absent
  • Paint Stamping absent
  • Additional back protection absent
  • Design of the bottom edge standard
  • Standard length  80 cm
  • Fast Shipping  Absent
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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.

Two-color design
Lining fabric
padding type
Layers of padding
Contrast quilting and edge
Color of Contrast quilting and edge
Attaching of the sleeves
Color of leather fastening
Fastenings for steel arms
Size ( waist circumference)
Personal emblem
Paint Stamping
Additional back protection
Design of the bottom edge
Standard length
Manufacturing time
Fast Shipping


Aketon is sewn by the historically correct pattern of Carl VI’ padded aketon and is dated about of 1370-1400.

Most often, aketon was thinner than simple medieval gambeson armor. It had been sewn of expensive fabrics, decorated with embroidering or heraldic symbol of owner. The sleeves of this padded jacket were removable and had fastenings.

Rare, poor knights were worn aketon as separate armor. 

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! 

Base price includes following options:

  1. 1-2 layers of padding (natural sheet wadding 50% cotton, 50% wool);
  2. Cotton for outer shell
  3. Cotton lining;
  4. Standard sleeves’ attaching (closed armpit);
  5. XS-size;
  6. Black leather straps;
  7. Straight bottom edge;
  8. No fastenings for steel arms.

You can use this gambison for:

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

We offer you also these models of medieval aketons: arming doublet/aketon 1360 year, medieval aketon of leather XV century, aketon of the XV century. If you want long or sleeveless gambeson, please have a look at these popular items: Eastern gambeson, sleeveless gambeson.

Padded chausses will complete your body protection. 

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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Nico Sell
Excellent quality, very comfortable and just absolutely beautiful. It fits perfectly and the service was excellent
Just got my Aketon and it is absolutely beautiful. Great work, fits like a charm! Excellent quality!
WOW is my first reaction. Aketon was made to spec, fits perfectly and the workmanship is top notch. Great communications during the order process. Highly recommend.
Excellent communication! The aketon itself fits very well and looks great! They were very willing to answer my questions.
Lovely gambeson, with our familycrest embroied on it. Very nice, good pricesetting and excellent communication. Would recommend this to anyone!
Fantastic gambeson! It fits perfectly, and is very comfortable to wear. Steel Mastery communicated with me throughout the process. It's worth every penny.
Absolutely awesome gambeson. The fit is 100% on point and the material is very sturdy. I highly recommend steel mastery!
Very satisfied with the service at Steel Mastery! I opted to have extra buttons and additional length and they were more than happy to make the adjustments for me.
Great choice of customization! And the manufacturers are attentive to historical requests: I ordered a gambison with real eyelets sewn instead of the usual straps, it's solid! Thanks from France! (French crossbowman of 1459, franc-arbalétrier d'Auvergne)
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