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  • Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries
    Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries

Early medieval gambeson VI-XIII centuries

Early medieval gambe... HG-01
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Description

Early medieval gambeson of the VI-XIII centuries is popular model of padded armor that can be seen in the Byzantine annals and church fresco.

Short sleeved gambeson was peculiar to footmen, archers and crossbowmen.

Taking into consideration the short sleeves, this medieval gambison had been worn by people who did not take participation in close fights, or did not have enough money for totally closed gambeson armor.

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 medieval gambeson 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.

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

This light gambeson with diamond-shaped stitching can be made of such natural materials as linen, wool, cotton or leather. Various color are available for order. By your regard, type of stitching may be changed.

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

If you plan to use spaulders over your padded gambeson, 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 cotton gambeson with following options:

  • 2 layers of padding;
  • red cotton for outer and inner shell;
  • sleeves' attaching with hole under armpit;
  • M-size;
  • 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.

Check out these models of short-sleeved gambesons: gambeson of the VI-XIII centuries, aketon of the XIV century. If you are looking for long gambeson vest, please have a look at Eastern gambeson and long gambeson of the XI-XV centuries

Padded chausses and pelerine will be good addition for your gambeson armour.

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.

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

natural (uncolored)

black

yellow

red

royal blue

white

brown

wine red

dark green

dark blue

royal purple

Color of leather fastening

black

black

black

?

brown

brown

brown

?

red

red

red

?

Lining fabric

cotton

cotton

cotton

?

linen

linen

linen

10

?

Two-color design

one colour...

one colour

one colour

?

half colou...

half coloured

half coloured

25

?

quarter co...

quarter coloured gambesonч

quarter coloured gambesonч

45

?

Design of the bottom edge

standard

standard

standard

?

variant-1

variant-1

variant-1

20

?

variant-2

variant-2

variant-2

30

?

variant-3

variant-3

variant-3

30

?

variant-4

variant-4

variant-4

30

?

variant-5

variant-5

variant-5

30

?

variant-6

variant-6

variant-6

30

?

variant-7

variant-7

variant-7

20

?

variant-8

variant-8

variant-8

30

?

variant-9

variant-9

variant-9

30

?

variant-10...

variant-10

variant-10

30

?

variant-11...

variant-11

variant-11

30

?

variant-12...

variant-12

variant-12

30

?

variant-13...

variant-13

variant-13

20

?

variant-14...

variant-14

variant-14

30

?

variant-15...

variant-15

variant-15

30

?

variant-16...

variant-16

variant-16

30

?

variant-17...

variant-17

variant-17

30

?

variant-18...

variant-18

variant-18

30

?

variant-19...

variant-19

variant-19

20

?

variant-20...

variant-20

variant-20

20

?

variant-21...

variant-21

variant-21

20

?

variant-22...

variant-22

variant-22

30

?

Fabric

cotton

cotton

cotton

?

linen

linen

linen

19

?

wool, 85-1...

wool, 85-100%

wool, 85-100%

60

?

leather

leather

leather

190

?

velvet

velvet

velvet

60

?

Layers of padding

2 layers

2 layers

2 layers

?

3 layers

3 layers

3 layers

15

?

4 layers

4 layers

4 layers

35

?

5 layers

5 layers

5 layers

55

?

Men's size/price

XS - waist...

XS - waist 63-69 cm (25-27 in.)

XS - waist 63-69 cm (25-27 in.)

?

S - waist ...

S - waist 70-77 cm (28-30 in.)

S - waist 70-77 cm (28-30 in.)

?

M - waist ...

M - waist 77-84 cm (31-33 in.)

M - waist 77-84 cm (31-33 in.)

?

L - waist ...

L - waist 84-91 cm (34-36 in.)

L - waist 84-91 cm (34-36 in.)

?

XL - waist...

XL - waist 91-102 cm (38-40 in.)

XL - waist 91-102 cm (38-40 in.)

12 .50

?

2XL - wais...

2XL - waist 102-117 cm (42-44 in.)

2XL - waist 102-117 cm (42-44 in.)

25

?

3XL - wais...

3XL - waist 117-127 cm (46-50 in.)

3XL - waist 117-127 cm (46-50 in.)

37 .50

?

4XL - wais...

4XL - waist 127-137 cm (50-54 in.)

4XL - waist 127-137 cm (50-54 in.)

50

?

5XL - wais...

5XL - waist 137-147 cm (54-58 in.)

5XL - waist 137-147 cm (54-58 in.)

62 .50

?

Attaching of the sleeves

standard

standard

standard

?

with the h...

with the hole under the armpit

with the hole under the armpit

10

?

laced slee...

laced sleeves

laced sleeves

20

?

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