A gambeson is virtually indispensable for re-enactment and medieval show fighting. Also called aketon, padded jack or arming doublet, the gambeson was usually worn underneath plate and chainmail armour. It made these steel armours more comfortable to wear and could absorb enemy blows, thus reducing the risk of getting injured.
This gambeson by Ulfberth consists of four layers of fabric: one outer layer of cotton canvas, two layers of woolen padding and one soft layer of cotton lining.
- Outer material: 100% cotton canvas
- Lining: 100% cotton
- Filling (padding): 100% wool
- Colour: natural (also available: black)
- Collar height: approx. 5 cm
All measurements are approximate
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