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Long Knight gambeson of the XI-XV centuries




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Long Knight gambeson of the XI-XV centuries

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
  • Attaching of the sleeves standard
  • Fastenings leather laces
  • Color of leather fastening black
  • Fastenings for steel arms absent
  • Two-color design one colour
  • Design of the bottom edge standard
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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.

Paint Stamping
Additional back protection
Contrast quilting and edge
Men's size/price
Lining fabric
Layers of padding
Attaching of the sleeves
Color of leather fastening
Fastenings for steel arms
Two-color design
Design of the bottom edge


Long Knight gambeson of the XI-XV centuries was worn preferably by mounted knight. Though, infantrymen and foot soldiers were using such model as well for exapmle with plain mail. Completed with brigand or metal armor, such gambison provided with perfect protection even in close fight!

Outer material of gambeson armor always showed social status and financial health of owner. So, poor soldiers were wearing linen or cotton gambeson. Rich and noble knight could afford silk, wool or leather gambeson. Various types of fastening were used as well: leather belts with cast buckles, metal buttons, straps with steel or brass points. Bottom edge could be decorated with festoons.

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! 


You can use this long gambeson armor for:

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

Main picture shows long gambeson with options:

  • Color – black&blue; 
  • Two-color design – yes;
  • Contast quilting and egde – no; 
  • Additional back protection – no; 
  • Do-it-Yourself – no; 
  • Size – L;  
  • Fabric – cotton;
  • Lining fabric – cotton;  
  • Layers of padding – 4; 
  • Attaching of the sleeves – standard; 
  • Fastenings – leather straps with steel nickel-plated buckles; 
  • Color of leather fastenings – black;
  • Fastenings for steel arms – no;
  • Decoration – personal symbol;  
  • Design of the bottom edge – no; 
  • Paint stamping – no.

Base price of gambeson includes following options:

  • Color – brown; 
  • Contast quilting and egde – no; 
  • Additional back protection – no; 
  • Do-it-Yourself – no; 
  • Size – XS;  
  • Fabric – cotton;
  • Lining fabric – cotton;  
  • Layers of padding – 1-2; 
  • Attaching of the sleeves – standard; 
  • Fastenings – leather laces; 
  • Color of leather fastenings – brown;
  • Fastenings for steel arms – no;
  • Decoration – no;  
  • Design of the bottom edge – no; 
  • Paint stamping – no.

Depending on the main armor that you plan to use over quilted gambeson, we offer different quantity of layers of padding. If you’ll wear gambeson coat under the chainmail, so 5-6 layers will be required. If there will be full-plate armor or brigandine, so 2-3 layers of wadding is enough.

By choosing option “Laced sleeves”, you may make your gambeson armour sleeveless. Or, you just may simply order sleeveless or short-sleeved gambeson in our store: early medieval gambeson, sleeveless gambeson of the XII-XIII centuries.

If you plan to wear steel spaulders or plate arms over this padded gambeson, please add leather fastenings for steel arms.

Black, blue, uncoloured (natural) or green gambesons were the most popular that time. If you choose half-coloured or quarter-coloured padded gambeson, please inform us at [email protected], what colours you prefer and its exact disposition.

There are two layers of padding in sleeves by default. If you want to change it, please contact us.


Benefits, which you’ll get, if you buy medieval 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.

We recommend completing your padded protection with chausses and pelerine.

These light gambesons are also perfect for XI-XV centuries: gambeson with sewn mittens of the XIII century, gambeson of crossbowman of the XII-XIII centuries, ordinary gambeson.

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.


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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Brent R. (California)
Don't bother anywhere else for gambesons, these folks do amazing work. I looked into all the options, and didn't want to mess with Russian venders even before the war. I'm so glad I went with Steel Mastery, the gambeson I've received is shows incredible quality and craftsmanship! The measurements on the final product fit perfect, which is primarily due to their team's precision combined with their very helpfully working with me at the the time of order to make sure I was doing the measurements correctly. The end product also feels super durable, the stitching throughout is professional quality, and the materials throughout are top quality. Thank you so much, and Slava Ukraini!
Ron Jackson
Amazing Feel, I wore one this weekend at a renaissance and it felt amazing. I could fit in it very well and was comfortable for most of the day. Every product I have ordered from steel mastery has been amazing!
Drew C
Fantastic work! I've bought a couple gambesons from Steel Mastery and they are always well made and a perfect fit
Absolutely brilliant! The tailoring was impeccable and all my requests (even last minute ones) were executed to my exact specifications, customer service was also top notch. My package was lost originally and Steel Mastery began production on a replacement as soon as it was confirmed with not so much as a repeat shipping charge.
Clém R
Excellent travail. Je recommanderais ce site à n'importe qui. Le produit vaux le prix que l'on paie, sans aucune hésitation.
Tronje M.
The gambeson has top quality and fitted perfectly! The customer service was very polite and helpful. Would definitely buy again!
Joel B
Top quality! Worth the wait and every penny. And the fit is superb. Awesome work thanks!!
Travis Wilding
Absolutely phenomenal work! The fit is perfect and is very comfortable! Half coloring with black/gray, white stitching of the serbian cross over the left pectoral, and 4 layers of padding. Looks magnificent! Thank you very much!
I received mine after a couple months of waiting. So worth the wait, it is of impeccable quality. They even allowed a edge type not listed on the page. Will be purchasing more from them. 10/10
Peter Wang
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!
Nick willis
Well worth the wait by far the best quality gamby I've had cant wait for everywhere to open up so i can put it through it's paces.
Alexander Crawford
Just received mine, and I must say it is worth every penny I paid for it. The material feels comfortable yet sturdy, and fits perfectly. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to get either their first gambeson, or just wanting another to add to their collection.
very good quality and it fits well over all very happy
 Ricardo Tanner
The production quality is just amazing. Would like to wear this gambeson all day long. Would recommend it. I ordered it all black. Looks epic! Thank you steel mastery!
Maverick Lachance
Amazingly comfortable. I went with the linen version and it’s honestly like wearing your bed comforter. Some seriously good work !
I ordered the gambeson at the medieval market in Minden (GER) with a couple of extras like different color of seams and fabric. I am very happy with the result. It was custom-made for me and it fits perfectly and it looks absolutely amazing. Really a high-quality product and worth every Euro I spent.
It fits perfectly, easy to move in and comfortable. I can't wait to put armor on it!
It fit perfectly, and the quality is amazing. The customization helped me get exactly what i was looking for. Definitely worth the money.
Ordered a 4 layer of padding long gambeson, i'm very satisfied with it. It fit me perfectly, i love the color I asked for (green and white), I even slept with it and it was sooo comfortable I love it
Gustav Åhs
Well made and with nice coloration, I ordered it with quarter colors and fabric covered buttons and it looks really good, I especially love that they alternated the button colours against the colour of the background. It has a nice weight to it and will work well both for sparring and for looking stellar on the battlefield.
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