Early Gambeson

Early Gambeson

Product Code: W100278

Manufacturer: Windlass Steelcrafts

£80.00 (INC. VAT)

£80.00 (INC. VAT)

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It was always possible to drive the point of a weapon through the rings of a mail shirt or shear it with a good cut. This often drove the damaged rings deep into the wound. Even if the blow didn't cut the mail, the blunt trauma alone was enough to break bone and damage internal organs. A thick, padded garment worn under a mail shirt greatly reduced the risk of these types of injuries. Our gambeson is a type worn from the early Middle Ages well on through the Renaissance.

 

Key Features:
Quality Thick Padded
Suitable To Wear Alone Or Under Chainmail
Polycotton, Hand Wash.
Black Only

 

Specifications:
Medium: 46" chest
Large: 50" chest
X Large: 54" chest
XXLarge: 58" chest
Length: approx. 33"
Weight: 1.5 lbs.

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Manufacturer Windlass Steelcrafts
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    Review by Gus
    Overall a good product that is fairly lightweight - not as thick and heavy/hot as other gambesons. It has shorter sleeves that do not come all the way down to the wrist, so is good when used with gauntlets that are gothic style and protect the forearm.
    The length is good, and the split makes it maneuverable.
    The main complain I have with it, is that the arm section does not fix to the torso portion high enough, which makes fitting it with a cuirass slightly awkward and also reduces movement (excess fabric under the armpit region).
    Other than that, a generally good product.