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Gambeson of Edward of Woodstock (the Black Prince), XIV century




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Gambeson of Edward of Woodstock (the Black Prince), XIV century

natural (uncolored)
Size ( waist circumference):
XS - waist 63-69 cm (25-27 in.)
Default options
  • Fabric  cotton
  • Lining fabric cotton
  • padding type  (20%wool and 80%cotton shred)
  • Layers of padding  1 layer 0.6 mm
  • Contrast quilting and edge absent
  • Attaching of the sleeves standard
  • Color of leather fastening black
  • Personal emblem absent
  • Paint Stamping absent
  • Additional back protection absent
  • Standard length  80 cm
  • Fast Shipping  Absent
  • Lacing Back lacing
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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.

Two-color design
Lining fabric
padding type
Layers of padding
Contrast quilting and edge
Color of Contrast quilting and edge
Attaching of the sleeves
Color of leather fastening
Size ( waist circumference)
Personal emblem
Paint Stamping
Additional back protection
Design of the bottom edge
Standard length
Manufacturing time
Fast Shipping


Meet the stylisation of gambeson of Edward Woodstock, better known as the Black Prince, so bow your heads and kneel in memory of one of the greatest knights of the Middle Ages.

One of the most successful commanders of the Hundred Years' War for England and one of the most brutal conquerors for France. Eldest son of King Edward III of England and heir to the English throne, who never became king because he died before his father of a totally unheroic bloody diarrhea. 

Black Prince was buried in Canterbury Cathedral. The good monks retained the prince's helmet, shield, gauntlets and, most importantly, his gambeson.

Effigy of Edward the Black Prince, Canterbury Cathedral, 1376

Like the original gambeson of the Black Prince , the one you see on screen is made of dense linen. Stuffed with two layers of the best batting (1 layer in the armpits for better hand mobility and to avoid overheating).

The gambeson cover consists of red and blue staggered panels. They are decorated with heraldic lilies printed in gold on the blue field and heraldic lions on the red. So British!

Main picture shows gambeson of the Black Prince with options:

  • Color – red and blue;
  • Color design – quarter colored
  • Contast quilting and egde – no; 
  • Do-it-Yourself – no; 
  • Size – XL;  
  • Fabric – linen;
  • Lining fabric – linen;  
  • Layers of padding – 2; 
  • Attaching of the sleeves – standard; 
  • Fastenings – back lacing; 
  • Color of leather fastenings – black;
  • Paint stamping – french lilies + marching lions
  • Design of the botton edge – no

Base price of gambeson of Edward of Woodstock includes following options:

  • Color – black;
  • Color design – no
  • Contast quilting and egde – no; 
  • Do-it-Yourself – no; 
  • Size – S;  
  • Fabric – cotton;
  • Lining fabric – cotton;  
  • Layers of padding – 2; 
  • Attaching of the sleeves – standard; 
  • Fastenings – back/front lacing or leather laces
  • Color of leather fastenings – black;
  • Paint stamping – no
  • Design of the botton edge – no

It's blasphemous to hide such beauty under armor, so we recommend wearing it over your armor as extra protection and the embodiment of beauty that will simply blow your enemies away. The Gambeson fastens with the historical lacing (36 perfect holes, delicately hand-sewn by the gentle maidens' fingers), but we can make laces, straps or paired lace-up holes especially for you. This stunning quilted guard is laced on the back, but one word from you and it will lace up the front.

Order it, wear it on and catch the admiring and envious eyes of everyone around you.


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.


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.


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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