About Eastern (Mongolian) gambesons
Eastern (Mongolian) gambesons
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’...
Ottoman Empire padded caftan is the excellent choice for anyone interested in Ottoman Empire and Seljuks costumes reconstruction and the eastern culture in general. This caftan is a replica of an artifact from Mevlana Museum (Turkey) and is perfect for a fashion oriental look from XIIIth to XVth century. Austere and luxurious at the same time, it is traditionally made in the Oriental clothing of the Middle Ages - rather tight-fitting body and a wide hem. The fastening, quite common in those centuries, was not up to the hem of the garment, but small buttons up to the level just below the waist. Pay special attention to the collar. Our green caftan – main picture –&...
Eastern (Mongolian) gambesons
Review about items
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.
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!
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
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.