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  • HEMA style gambeson HEMA style gambeson HEMA style gambeson HEMA style gambeson HEMA style gambeson HEMA style gambeson HEMA style gambeson HEMA style gambeson HEMA style gambeson HEMA style gambeson HEMA style gambeson
    HEMA style gambeson

HEMA style gambeson

HEMA style gambeson ... HG-24
price 150.00

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Description

HEMA style gambeson is a type of modern gambeson designed especially for fighters, who take part in Historical European martial arts.

This long gambeson has some feature of its medieval ancestors, for example, natural fabrics, wadding, stitching, and lacing for fastening. But, cut of this padded gambeson is adapted for HEMA standards.

Made-to-measure gambison 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 armor for:

  • SCA
  • HEMA
  • Larp
  • Stage performances
  • Medieval festivals
  • Reenactment events

Base price includes following options:

  1. 1 layer 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.

Additional options allow you creating of unique model of padded gambeson coat. We offer linen, wool or firm leather for your gambeson armour. Among our customers, black, green or blue colors are the most popular. However, such colors as wine-red and even white are available for order. If you choose half-coloured or quarter-coloured gambeson, please inform us by e-mail, what colours you prefer and its exact disposition.

Quantity of padding layer depends on the main armour. If you plan to wear HEMA gambeson under the chain mail, so 5-6 layers will be fine. If there will be usual plate armour or brigandine, so 2-3 layers of natural wadding for this quilted gambeson is enough.

We offer great choice of fastenings and festoons for decoration of your gambeson jacket.

If you plan to use plate arms or spaulders over your gambeson, we recommend you to order leather fastenings for steel arms in black, red or brown leather.

There are two layers of padding in sleeves by default. If you want to change it, please contact us [email protected]. Option “Laced sleeves” allows you transforming this padded armor into sleeveless gambeson.

Main photo shows gambeson with following options:

  • 3 layers of padding;
  • dark-blue linen for outer shell;
  • black linen for inner layer;
  • standard sleeves’ attachment
  • L-size;
  • brown 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 long gambesons: Eastern gambeson, long gambeson of the XI-XV centuries.

We offer to complete your body protection with padded chausses, arming cap and quilted mittens.

In section “Gambeson”, you can see all models that we offer for ordering. If you did not 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.

HEMA style gambeson

or

Gentlemen prefer leather laces

First of all, have a look at HEMA gambeson in front of you. Do you know, what makes it as it is? That nice overlap of flaps on the chest part. Firstly, there is always additional protection of body. As even if two layered gambeson was ordered, you will get four layers of protection on the chest. Secondly, there is a severe conformity to HEMA standards. We will talk more specifically about it.

In case, two honorable gentlemen have a modicum of free time, desire to warm-up and specific knowledges about Historical European martial arts, so why would two honorable gentlemen and their comrades, having discussed about martial arts a little bit, not to rough up each other with bats. Without evil intent, but as a part of historical experiment only. 

That’s how a soldier, writer, swordsman and true gentlemen Alfred Hutton were considering in the 1862 year, when he organized his own Cameron Fencing Club and published 12-page manual for historical fencing “Swordsmanship”. HEMA enthusiast existed before Mr. Hutton, however we owe just to him modern golden age of this sport historical movement.

And, in order to have still gentleman look after such experiment, but not be like lower class, covered with grazes and bruising, these gentlemen will require such a little as padded gambeson.

It is worth to notice that primarily HEMA gambeson was not aimed for reconstruction of historical protecting clothing. It had being designed just as functional protecting clothing, which was providing proper protection of blows of dull steel sword. Gentlemen have chosen gambeson armor in particular instead of common fencing protection, because it proved successful during the centuries.

However, modern padded jacks shifted away from the forefathers so much that now have even zip fasteners. Think it over! Zip fasteners! I just choke with a piece of pudding! No, no, and no! So what if zipper is much faster and easier in use, than strings. We suggest such choice non-gentleman, criticize it in every way and insist on the using of leather strings in particular. That allows your HEMA style being HEMA jacket and classy medieval gambeson at the same time, in which it is not a shame for any gentleman to take a walk at the presentable event among other ladies and gentlemen in historical clothing.

Our tailors were working hard, studying HEMA manuscripts, ancient tapestries and gravures, and created really cross-functional aketon armor. The one, which allows not only fencing, but also making wonders of acrobatics. It looks decent, but may complete even royal armor at the highest level. It is cut according to the HEMA rules, but definitely unique. Classy pass to the courteous community ;) 

When you will be ordering your gambison, you may choose not only fabric and color (or color combination, as we offer half or quarter-colored padded protection as well), leather, type of stitching and size. It is up to you what quantity of layers will be in your padded gambeson, whether it will be sewn or laced sleeves, or will they be absent at all.

You will get real custom gambeson, made only for you, which will serve you for years, protecting good and delighting an eye.

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

Color of leather fastening

black

black

black

?

brown

brown

brown

?

red

red

red

?

Lining fabric

cotton

cotton

cotton

?

linen

linen

linen

15

?

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

?

Fabric

cotton

cotton

cotton

?

linen

linen

linen

30

?

wool, 85-1...

wool, 85-100%

wool, 85-100%

90

?

leather

leather

leather

240

?

velvet

velvet

velvet

90

?

Layers of padding

1 layer

1 layer

1 layer

?

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

?

Fastenings for steel arms (14pcs)

fastenings...

fastenings in black leather

fastenings in black leather

15

?

fastenings...

fastenings in brown leather

fastenings in brown leather

15

?

fastenings...

fastenings in red leather

fastenings in red leather

15

?

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.)

15

?

2XL - wais...

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

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

22 .50

?

3XL - wais...

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

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

30

?

4XL - wais...

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

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

37 .50

?

5XL - wais...

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

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

45

?

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

?

Fastenings

leather la...

leather laces

leather laces

?

leather st...

leather straps with steel nickel-plated buckles

leather straps with steel nickel-plated buckles

10

?

leather st...

leather straps with cast buckles (e28-с)

leather straps with cast buckles (e28-с)

20

?

leather st...

leather straps with cast buckles (e28-a)

leather straps with cast buckles (e28-a)

20

?

leather st...

leather straps with cast buckles (e-19)

leather straps with cast buckles (e-19)

30

?

leather st...

leather straps with cast buckles (e-16)

leather straps with cast buckles (e-16)

30

?

leather la...

leather laces with brass points

leather laces with brass points

17

?

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Review about item

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(1)
  • (5)

    Very good work! Straps are hard, fitting is perfect. I am really satisfied with this gambeson.

  • (5)

    I just received it and I love it! Thank you very much!!

  • (5)

    We received the order and are happy with the results. The gambesons are a little bit on the big side but no problem. We are verry satisfied with the results.

  • (5)

    It's easy to wear, it fits my torso, it's easy to move, and its design is simply great! It is said that it is a wonderful gambeson! Thanks a lot!

  • (5)

    The fit is very nice, it feels very comfortable and it looks really great (i chose a cotton outside in royal blue and a linen lining). I got the standard fully attached sleeves which might be not ideal if you intend to use it for serious HEMA practice since arm movement above the shoulders is a bit restricted and pulls up the whole gambeson a bit. From what i read in the comments though the other versions do not have this issue so this just in this particular case. I also chose the simple leather lacings as fastenings and find while the leather feels a bit soft an stretchy they hold up ok and shouldn't be dificult to replace if the ever do wear out. Overall i'm very satisfied with the craftsmanship especially for the price, as well as the customer support.

  • (5)

    Perfect workmanship and nice quality of fabrics. Gambison is very comfortable, love it pretty much. Thanks guys!

  • (5)

    I got this gambeson specifically for HEMA trainings and satisfied 100%. It looked so good on the picture and when i got it i was even more excited, cause its fit is perfect (guys made it for measures of my body) and i feel super comfy when wearing it. My gambeson has laced sleeves, so it may be turned into sleeveless jacket. Two goods by price of one ;-) Client support is also very nice and on point. Thank you, Steel Mastery!

  • (5)

    Gambeson is light (I have it two layered) and comfy. Congrtas to designers and tailors - it was a good idea to make lacing from the inside, too. So you may easily make fitting a bit looser or tighter. The best custom-made good I ever had. This HEMA gambeson defnintely deserves all stars, not only 5:) Highly recommended!

  • (5)

    I ordered the Gamebson in "royal blue", the color turned out very nice. The unusual position of the laces is a real eye-catcher. The Gambeson fits perfectly, works just fine in combat. I chose the 3-layer variant with holes at the armpits, it offers enough protection on it´s own for light to medium sparring, only encountered minor obstruction at the high longsword guards. I ordered the arms a bit longer than I would for normal clothing in order to ensure some proper overlay between the armor and my sparring gloves. A very fine piece of craftmanship, the only small issue I encountered was that one of the brass lace points got loose the first time I tried it on. Just crimped it on again and it held up perfectly since then. The other ones were properly fitted. The delivery was quite fast considering it´s a made-to-measure piece. I would definitely buy it again, that´s a full recommendation from my side.

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