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European gambesons

European gambesons for anyone! European padded armor is multivarious and can satisfy any tastes and wishes. European gambesons were and remain the most popular armor among Medieval knights as well as modern reenactors. Main reason – they are easy and cheap to make. At least, when compared to leather or metal armor – no need in forging metal, tools, grim blacksmiths, just cute ladies with needles and a lot of fabric, threads, and patience.

About European gambesons

European gambesons were and remain the most popular armor among Medieval knights as well as modern reenactors. Main reason – they are easy and cheap to make. At least, when compared to leather or metal armor – no need in forging metal, tools, grim blacksmiths, just cute ladies with needles and a lot of fabric, threads, and patience.

European gambesons for anyone

European padded armor is multivarious and can satisfy any tastes and wishes. 

We could conditionally divide European gambesons into six types:

Both Medieval gambeson and modern gambeson have good protective qualities. It only must be properly produced and Steel Mastery is always at your service with it. 

If you associate yourself with nobles – Medieval gambeson is an indispensable element of your plate armor. Parts of shiny plates are attached to your gambeson by leather cords, if you want to be safe. But you shouldn't perceive gambison only as underwear for your metal armor. 

Often being an independent armor (for example jupon, that was worn alone or over a mail shirt), gambeson could have from 18 to 30 protective layers with leather as the upper one.

(If you don’t know how many layers you need, just order our samples for gambesons layers padding to decide or we can consult you regarding this question)

Oh! And don't forget - you can always order this gambeson in the DIY version. What could be more cool than a real Medieval padded armor made all by yourself? We have already done all the boring preparations, so you need only to order a DIY gambeson set and follow detailed, simple and understandable instruction How to sew gambeson 

Why do you need European gambeson from Steel Mastery?

  • It is a perfect custom underarmor made of 100% natural fabrics by your individual parameters.
  • It is comfortable in wearing and provides reliable protection in battle.
  • It is sewn by our cool tailors with over 15 years of experience.
  • We provide convenient payment systems (PayPal, Skrill, Visa, MasterCard, American Express)

Just contact us via email [email protected] and we will sew perfect European gambeson just for you!

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Review about items

MEDIEVAL STYLE JACKET
Chris Hayes
MEDIEVAL STYLE JACKET
HG-34

Amazing customer service and communication. They nailed it on the sizes I gave them, it fits like a glove. Top tier craftsmanship! highly recommend!

Knight gambeson with sewn mittens of the XIII century
 Dan Green
Knight gambeson with sewn mittens of the XIII century
HG-12

Very high-quality work, perfect for 12th-13th century knightly harness. I went with the maximum padding, and I'm pretty pleased with the thickness even on the thinner arms. It's a lot lighter than I expected, but still feels like a good protective layer. The arms and mittens seemed like they'd be challenging to get a good fi with, but they're perfect, and the armor comes on and off way more easily than my cheap gambeson does; I won't have to do a several minute knight dance after all!

Long Knight gambeson of the XI-XV centuries
Peter Wang
Long Knight gambeson of the XI-XV centuries
HG-21

Well worth the wait! Got mine with 2 layers and a white edge with royal blue as the contrast color. Fits perfectly and I can't wait to put armor on. Shipping to the U.S. was a bit long but it was fore-warned. Excellent customer service as well!

European gambeson front closed
Paul K
European gambeson front closed
HG-02

Very high quality and perfect fit! Definitely worth the money!