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Arming doublet, 1405 year

HG-04

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175

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HG-04
(15 reviews)
€175.00

Arming doublet, 1405 year

Color:
natural (uncolored)
Default options
  • Fabric cotton
  • Lining fabric cotton
  • Layers of padding 1 layer
  • Attaching of the sleeves standard
  • Fastenings leather laces
  • 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.

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

description

Arming doublet was the most spreading model in the XV century. It was rather thin and tight. Often, the skirt had been sewn to the upper part of medieval doublet separately.

Both, usual footman and gentle knight were wearing such doublet clothing under the all type of armour. Depending on the social status, quality of fabric, which was used for making of aketon, was varying very much.

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 armour 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.

Main picture shows doublet with options:

  • Color – yellow; 
  • Two-color design – no;
  • Contast quilting and egde – no; 
  • Additional back protection – rondel; 
  • Do-it-Yourself – no; 
  • Size – M;  
  • Fabric – linen;
  • Lining fabric – cotton;  
  • Layers of padding – 2; 
  • Attaching of the sleeves – standard; 
  • Fastenings – metal buttons; 
  • Color of leather fastenings – black;
  • Fastenings for steel arms – 14 sewed pieces;
  • Decoration – personal symbol;  
  • Design of the bottom edge – no; 
  • Paint stamping – custom stamping.

Base price of gambeson includes following options:

  • Color – black; 
  • Two-color design – no;
  • Contast quilting and egde – no; 
  • Additional back protection – no; 
  • Do-it-Yourself – no; 
  • Size – XS;  
  • Fabric – cotton;
  • Lining fabric – cotton;  
  • Layers of padding – 1-2; 
  • Attaching of the sleeves – standard; 
  • Fastenings – leather laces; 
  • Color of leather fastenings – brown;
  • Fastenings for steel arms – no;
  • Decoration – no;  
  • Design of the bottom edge – no; 
  • Paint stamping – no.

You may use this gambeson armor together with chainmail. In this case we recommend to order quilted gambeson with 4-6 layers of padding. If you plan to wear it under brigandine or plate armour, so 2-3 layers of padding will be enough.

The special feature of padded doublet is a quantity of buttons on the sleeves and bosom. Soldiers, crossbowmen and halberdiers were using buttons covered with fabric, or wooden, or bone. Poor knight or prosperous citizen could use tin buttons, and rich townsfolk were able to afford to wear men`s doublet with silver or gold buttons, enameled or gem-incrusted. We offer great variety of fastening for your medieval gambeson, such as buttons, leather straps with steel or brass points, cast brass buckles.

If you choose half-coloured or quarter-coloured gambison, please inform us by e-mail, what colours you prefer and its exact disposition.

If you plan to use spaulders over your padded gambeson jacket, 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]

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Benefits, which you’ll get, if you buy medieval gambeson vest 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.

Please have a look at these models of medieval doublets: arming doublet/aketon of the 1360 year, puffed sleeves doublet. If you wish to order long or sleeveless, such items might be interesting for you: long gambeson of the XI-XV centuries, sleeveless gambeson of the XII-XIII centuries.

Such aketon armor will go better with padded chausses and pelerine.

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.

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Warranty

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.

Delivery

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.

Terms

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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Rating
Name
Review
Jan Tangermann
(5)
Quality and customization is amazing. Delivery to germany was really quick so nothig to suspend.
Teddy
(5)
The fit is perfect and the quality is amazing. It turned out better than what I imagined it
Damiano
(5)
I got a custom one and it is a real tailor made work. It is my second gambeson from them, and i can say that their products have excellent quality and their customer service is really professional.
Robert
(5)
We got one of these (as part of a set) for our son (17) and it is superb. The workmanship is second to none and the attention to detail wonderful. It's heavyweight, sturdy and feels like it should last a lifetime.
Sercan 
(5)
Fits nice and is extremely comfortable. Recieved it and loved it
Miro G.
(5)
The gambeson was tailored exactly to my needs and is just great. I definitely recommend it and will order again once the need arises. :)
Jason
(5)
Wonderfully built, very snug but no restriction on movement. Good looking gambeson as well.
David
(5)
I have received it. Its quality is superb. It fits like a glove. I love it. Next time I add anything to my swordfighting kit, I will budget for Steel Mastery, though that might take a while. Thanks for everything
Andrew Waterson
(5)
The arming doublet was very well made and my son (who it is for) was more than happy with it. Steel Masters service is very good and professional. The custom made size fits perfectly, is very comfortable to wear and easy to move around in. This isn't our first product from Steel Mastery and it will not be our last order from them as all their products have been well made and their service has always been good..
Dom Sanerivi
(5)
I bought this gambeson with the intention of using it for HEMA. My first observation of it was that it is thick and flexible. I chose the thinnest option, and it hasn't affected my mobility in the slightest. I can get my arms to touch my ears, a feat nobody else in my club can achieve in their gear. It is very warm, and comfortable enough that I've worn it as a jacket when going for walks. I cannot stress enough how much I like this gambeson!
T.F
(5)
The Doublet is beautiful. It fits perfectly, and even thought it is only 3 layers, it is sturdy and feels like a stand alone armor. I can not get over how comfortable it is. I have several “off the shelf” gambersons, but nothing comes close in quality or fit to this doublet. I don’t understand why I waited so long to get a respectable piece such as this.
Adam
(5)
I am very satisfied of the products and will order on Steel mastery the next time
 James
(5)
Overview: I ordered this gambeson for use in HEMA, specifically the works of Fiore dei Liberi. This is is the first tailored garment I own, and the difference between this and an off-the-shelf gambeson is incredible. I have full practical range of movement. I have worn several gambesons in the past, and all of them required me to fight them to move the way I wanted. With this gambeson, I simply MOVE, and the gambeson complies. It is an ally to my movements, not an enemy. Fit: As in the overview, the fit on this gambeson is excellent. I was worried my measurements would be wrong, or something wouldn't sit quite right, but Steel Mastery has provided an amazing garment based on my sub-par measurements. I can lift both hands above my head, reach my hand over my shoulder and into the small of my back, and do many of my normal stretches while wearing it. It fits snugly without being tight. The tailored waist keeps the fabric against my flanks, which helps to avoid bunching and discomfort. The linen fabric seems to breathe quite well, and while it keeps me warm, I did not feel as though I was overheating over the couple hours I wore it last week. More testing in the summer months at renaissance faires in California will see how that holds up. Protection: I bought this gambeson for use in HEMA sparring and the occasional tournament. I wear a WinterTree gorget under the gambeson to protect my collarbone and throat. The gambeson fits very nicely over the gorget, and keeps it flush to my body. While I would not karate block and incoming sword blow and expect the gambeson to protect my bones from being broken (it's not steel armor after all) it does what I feel a gambeson should do in terms of protection. It makes sure that errant or poorly executed cuts are nothing to worry about. I am confident this garment would protect me from minor alignment errors even against period-sharp swords, though I will not likely test that any time soon. I received a couple of thrusts to the torso and cuts to the arm during my testing, and they all felt solid but manageable. I cannot speak to more layers of padding, but if you are planning on wading in against opponents with little to know control and that "but hitting hard is how you HEMA" mindset, you may be helped by 3 or 4 layers of padding. For me, I'm comfortable with the protection offered. Style: Gods damn, I look good in this. This gambeson really stands out from the crowd. In an era where ren faires seem to be dominated by mass produced garments from the same three shops, and where tournament fighters wear what look to be space suits and call them "historical" this piece of kit REALLY brings together the medieval look. The blue is subtle. At first, I thought it was black! But sunlight shows its true color. Regal, but not ostentatious.
Francisco Seven
(5)
Communication was excellent and the gambeson is amazing!!! +++++ Will buy again!!
Lucas Mendes
(5)
I got this doublet in royal blue, 2 layers with linen exterior. With some nice festoons. It's an amazing doublet. The color is beautiful the linen makes it really soft and comfortable to wear. Their products are built to last and the craftsmanship is beautiful. Not only does it protect well in battles it also looks amazing on its own. I only use steel mastery padding under my armour. Amazing customer service and shipping was very fast and resonable. I recommend them to everyone looking for gambesons and the like.
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