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Eastern Gambeson

HG-07

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144

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HG-07
(12 reviews)
€144.00

Eastern Gambeson

Color:
natural (uncolored)
Men's size/price:
XS - waist 63-69 cm (25-27 in.)
Default options
  • Fabric cotton
  • Lining fabric cotton
  • Layers of padding 1 layer
  • Color of leather fastening black
  • Fastenings for steel arms 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.

Color
Paint Stamping
Additional back protection
Contrast quilting and edge
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Lining fabric
Layers of padding
Color of leather fastening
Fastenings for steel arms
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description

Eastern long gambeson is a typical example of eastern tribes wearing starting from the II century a.d. It preserved its original appearance today in some national costumes (of the same length or shorter, with long or short sleeves) of such eastern countries as Mongolia, Kazakhstan, etc.

This gambeson was not a specialized type of armour. There was usual stuffed vest, made of wool, linen or cotton, and it was worn by nomad tribes, who were irrupted the near tribes. People, for whom war was a life-style, were upgrading such gambeson with metal or leather plates. These plates provided good protection during the battle.

You can see such type stuffed armour in the picture of Genghis Khan’ warriors, Chinese imperial soldiers and commanders.

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.

You can use this gambeson coat 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. Black leather straps;
  6. Straight bottom edge;
  7. No fastenings for steel arms.

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.

Such materials as wool, leather, cotton and linen of black, red, green and blue colors were the most popular among Eastern warriors. We offer only high-quality natural fabrics for your medieval gambeson. 

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

If you plan to use eastern arm defense or spaulders over your 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]

Main photo shows gambeson with following options:

  • 3 layers of padding;
  • Dark-blue cotton for outer and inner shell;
  • Standard sleeves’ attaching (closed armpit);
  • M-size;
  • black leather straps;
  • straight bottom edge;
  • no fastenings for steel arms.

Benefits, which you’ll get, if you buy 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 padded gambesons: long gambeson of the XI-XV centuries, gambeson of crossbowman XII-XIII centuries. If you are looking for light or short sleeved or even sleeveless gambeson, so these items might be interesting for you: renaissance period gambeson, early medieval gambeson of the VI-XVIII centuries, sleeveless gambeson with festoons.

Eastern tunic and pants will be perfect additions to this gambeson. For good body protection, we recommend you to wear Khatangu-degel (eastern variant of plated armour) over this gambison. And tatar-mongolian helmet will protect your head perfectly.

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
Dave S
(5)
Fantastic as always. Great quality and comfortable to wear. Can't wait to get my lamellar out of the loft and try it all on together.
 Calle Jansson
(5)
I love it! I took 4 layers so I got 8 protective layers in the front so I'll be a tank but if I fall on my back I'll become a turtle. I'll use my gambeson in HMBA so you should be alright with just 3 layers in the padding. Lovely work! I'm very happy with the product!
Topher
(5)
Listen to the good reviews here folks, this thing is of mad calibre, the team were happy to listen to all my little requests (pockets, double fittings, custom colours), and damn it has turned out nice. Go for it folks, they are amazing, high quality and best service, both team and materials
Sangho Cho
(5)
This Gambeson is authentic and practical. The Gambeson is made with quality materials--not hot and muggy poly, frail fabrics, or way too soft. I have used it in various sparrings involving heavy sparring weapons and the Gambeson prevented injuries. It is also surprisingly not too hot. It is hot of course, but given how thick this is, it is amazing that I don't overheat in generally cool weather in 15~20 Celsius degree. Which in turn, makes this a good armor even as standalone. The Gambeson is authentic. it is notable that the wraparound part goes right side up. Which is makes it even more authentic for a Korean person such as me. The only complaint I have is that the extra layer of sleeves made it a little too tight on my arms. I hope that next time, when a customer orders extra layers in the sleeves, the Steel Mastery team should add an extra few centimeters to the arm measurement of the customer.
 Atte Lommi
(5)
A well-made quality product, even when ordered in 5 layers the mobility is excellent and the fit great. At such thickness the gambeson is noticeably heavy to use, but using a belt makes the weight still distribute nicely. Due to this model overlapping, 10 layers (about 5 cm of padding) in front is plenty of protection. The long, flaring hem is rather stiff in 5 layers (especially at first), which makes it look a bit goofy but protects thighs very well on its own even when leg is bent enough to actually be in contact with the hem.
Jonathan
(5)
Good workmanship and nice materials, though it is a bit heavier than I expected (3 layers and leather cover).
Peter
(5)
I heard nothing but only good reviews about Steel Mastery from my friends. However, I've never ordered custom-produced products on-line, as I doubted it may be manufactured well without personal attendance (my body has some "peculiar" features, hehe). Finally, I ordered this Eastern gambeson (two-layered, black linen), provided measures and approximately in a month, I got my gambeson. What can I say - these guys have an eye for custom manufacturing! Firm stitching, nice fabrics, and what is the most important - gambeson fits me so good, not even like a glove, but like a skin, lol)) So, 5 of 5 stars and highly recommended!
David
(5)
I ordered this for a number of reasons (style, color options and more protective than my other gambeson) and am very satisfied with the result. I can tell I'mma get a lot of use out of this in my HEMA group
Alexander Morena
(5)
I just receiv the gambeson, and it is amazing ! Thank you, you and all the team, for it ;)
Gustav Morgan
(5)
I do all my online medieval shopping with Steel-mastery and I'm never disappointed. They are the best. Quality and service is the best. Return process is really easy and simple. I ordered the wrong style gambeson, so I just paid for shipping and additional cost for some options that I needed. Thank you guys, for your understanding and patience.
 Jose
(5)
Tested in combat and really confortable. Made to measure and fast delivery. Very well attended also. I'll definitely buy from Steel Mastery again!!
 Steve
(5)
I received my gambeson and I am very happy. It is really comfortable and beautiful.
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