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Category: Arming Garments

Arming garments were a necessary element of the armour. They provided hit amortization, protection against attrition from the armour and some elements of the armour were attached to them. Sometimes they were the only protection for poorer men-at-arms. Apart from the protective value of the arming garments, they could have representative and identification tasks. Among arming garments we can find: a gambeson, a padded hose, a padded coif, a padded hood, padded gloves, a wappenrock, a cotte d'armes.

Products quantity: 42


A gambeson type 2


A gambeson with vertical seams reaching the waist (below the waist there are horizontal seams), with a collar. It's well fitted to the trunk. In the standard version, it's fastened with overcast stitches (tin buttons with a surcharge).

Thickness:
Average; 2 layers of wadding on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows and shoulders)

Click here to check out available in stock Gambesons type 2.



Century: XIV, XV

PRICE from: 174.00 EUR


A gambeson type 3


A gambeson with horizontal seams below the waist, no collar. It's well fitted to the trunk. In the standard version, it's fastened with overcast stitches (tin buttons with a surcharge).

Thickness:
Average; 2 layers of wadding on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows and shoulders)

Click here to check out available in stock Gambesons type 3.



Century: XIV, XV

PRICE from: 174.00 EUR


A gambeson type 4


A gambeson with horizontal seems below the waist, no collar. It's well fitted to the trunk. In the standard version, it's fastened at the front with 14 tin buttons and with 5 buttons on each sleeve; sleeves from shoulder to elbow are vertically patterned. Lethear straps for attaching the elements of armor are not included.

Thickness:
Average; 2 layers of wadding on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows and shoulders)

Click here to check out available in stock Gambesos type 4.



Century: XIV, XV

PRICE from: 197.00 EUR


A gambeson type 5 (quilted straight)


A long gambeson modelled on the one from Biblia Maciejowskiego. It's put on over the head and fastened with two tin buttons on the neck. On the beginings of cuts on the crotch in front and in the back as well as under the neck, there is a small leather triangle for strethening the cuts.

Thickness:
Thick; 3 layers of wadding on body, 2 layer on arms



Century: XIII

PRICE from: 197.00 EUR


A gambeson type 6


A simple gambeson with vertical seems and a turn-up collar, well fitted to the trunk. In the standard version, it's fastened with four leather straps (with a surcharge it can be made with overcast stitches). The length is half - thigh. With the cut at the back.

Thickness:
Average; 2 layers of wadding on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows and shoulders)

Click here to check out available in stock Gambesons type 6.



Century: XIV, XV

PRICE from: 179.00 EUR


A gambeson type 8


Gambeson with vertical sewings starting from the waist, without the collar. If fits well to the body. Standard version buttoned up with 15 tin buttons. Sleeves with vertical sewings starting from the elbow to the wrist. 2 part cut of the sleeve provides better manoeuvrability during the fight.

Thickness:
Average; 2 layers of batting on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows and shoulders)

Click here to check out available in stock Gambesons type 8.



Century: XIV, XV

PRICE from: 176.00 EUR


A quilted bonet


Worn as a padding under the Helmet.

Thickness:
Thick; 3 layers of wadding

Click here to check out available in stock Quilted bonets.



Century: XIII, XIV, XV

PRICE from: 23.00 EUR


A quilted hood


A quilted hood worn under the helmet or the chain mail bonnet.

Thickness:
Thick; 3 layers of wadding on head part; 2 layers on the shoulders' part


Century: XIII, XIV, XV

PRICE from: 49.90 EUR


A quilted hood 13th century


Quilted hood sewn from four elements, worn under a chain mail bonnet or a helmet. Perfectly adjusts to various types of helmets (cervelliere, klappviser, close helmet) and thanks to its cut and seams it is comfortable to use and easy to put on.

Thickness: Medium, 2 layers of padding (Y2) as a standard.



Century: XIII

PRICE from: 49.00 EUR


A simple gambeson type 1


A simple gambeson with vertical seams, with a turn-up collar, well fitted to the trunk. In the standard version it's fastened with four leather straps (with a surcharge it can be made with overcast stitches).

Thickness:
Average; 2 layers of wadding on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows and shoulders)

Click here to check out available in stock Simple gambesons type 1.



Century: XIV, XV

PRICE from: 153.00 EUR


An archer gambeson


An archer gambeson with puffed sleeves, with a collar, laced in seperate points.

Thickness:
Average; 2 layers of wadding on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows and shoulders)

Click here to check out available in stock Archer gambesons.



Century: XV

PRICE from: 166.00 EUR


An arming doublet


Garment cut in the waist, with leather strips sewn on top. The sleeves are not puffed (can be puffed with a surcharge +10 EUR). Laced with leather straps (lacing with hand-plaited linen straps with a surcharge +15 EUR).

Thickness:
Thin; 1 layer of wadding

Available leather colours for strips (see the picture attached):
1. Black
2. White
3. Beige
4. Light brown
5. Dark brown

Original colours may be slightly differ than those from the picture.

Please put the information about leather colour into order comment when placing it.

Click here to check out available in stock Arming doublets.



Century: XV

PRICE from: 184.00 EUR


Arming doublet type 2


Doublet from the XV century, worn under armour. Doublet is thinly quilted to the lining. There is an option to order the doublet with eyelets for fastening chainmail elements (extra charge).

Thickness:
Thin; 1 layer of wadding


Century: XV

PRICE from: 153.00 EUR


Basic gambeson type 1 (cotton)


Gambeson of a simple cut (back part made of one piece), it's shape refers to gambesons from 14th & 15th century. The outer layer is made of thick and durable cotton fabric. The gambeson is fully functional and the price is lower because we use cotton. We produce only standard sizes of this type (S, M, L, XL). For now there is only one colour option available: ecru. Standard workmanship includes 4 bindings (leather straps). Thickness - medium.
Size S: waist girth 75-85cm, chest girth 85-100cm
Size M: waist girth 85-95cm, chest girth 95-115cm
Size L: waist girth 95-110cm, chest girth 100-120cm
Size XL: waist girth 110-130cm, chest girth 110-130cm

Thickness:
Average; 2 layers of wadding on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows and shoulders)

ATTENTION! There is no possibility of changing the type of quilting in this model of gambeson



Century: XIV, XV

PRICE from: 110.00 EUR


Binding


Made of leather, used to attach the armour. It has two eyelets with a 50cm strap pulled through. The edge has small holes to sew it on the arming garment. Available colours:
- black
- natural

Please specify chosen color in Your order

Century: XII, XIII, XIV, XV

PRICE from: 1.70 EUR


Coat of Arms Tunic


A fourteen-century outer tunic, put on an armor. The cut is our interpretation of the image from Günther von Schwarzburg's tomb.
The tunic is made of wool with linen lining. At the bottom it is widened with eight gussets. The tunic is tied with a twine on the sides, in a similar color to the whole, what allows to fit it better to the body.

Coat of Arms Tunics were very popular in XIV and XV century. Coats of arms were placed on them, to easily recognize knights during tournaments or on the battlefield.

This cut of tunic is modeled on a tunic depicted on the Günther von Schwarzburg's tomb in Saint Bartholomeus' Cathedral in Frankfurt.

Caution. The basic version of the tunic does not include a crest.

By customer request there is a possibility of modification, according to individual project. In that case, every order has individual pricing.
Modification examples:
- two or more colours of tunic,
- application according to individual project.


Century: XIV, XV

PRICE from: 117.00 EUR


Gambeson (late) type 12


Type of gambeson commonly used by soldiers around the 2nd half of XV century with typical V-shaped collar sewn into the back part. The shape of the lower edge of the gambeson is depicted on Hans Memling's paintings.

Thickness:
Average; 2 layers of wadding on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows and shoulders)



Century: XV

PRICE from: 142.00 EUR


Gambeson Basic Fechtschule


Specially designed model of gambeson. It has special system of layers which guarantees maximum protection and mobility with the minimal armament used. Additionally, it protects the body from stabs and cuts. The torso and the neck have overlaps which protect from stabs. The gambeson is tailored in a way that the its lower part is based on the hips. The sleeves are made of 2 elements to guarantee the best mobility of elbow. As the mobility of shoulders, we used a special deep-sewn sleeves as well as gussets in armpits. This gambeson is made of: 2 layers of cotton; 1 wadding layer; and finally very resistant cotton layer. On the shoulders, the number of amortisation layers rises from 1 to 3. On the elbows, the number of amortisation layers rises from 1 to 2. The lacing consists of 12 leather straps and 6 leather bindings (see photos). Specially designed model for ARMA and FEDER.
Available colours: ecru, black, red
Available sizes: S,M, L, XL
Size S: waist girth 75-85cm, chest girth 85-100cm
Size M: waist girth 85-95cm, chest girth 95-115cm
Size L: waist girth 95-110cm, chest girth 100-120cm
Size XL: waist girth 110-130cm, chest girth 110-130cm

Thickness:
Thin; 1 layer of wadding on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows), 3 layers on shoulders

ATTENTION! There is no possibility of changing the type of quilting in this model of gambeson.



Century: XII, XIII, XIV, XV

PRICE from: 149.00 EUR


Gambeson type 10


Long, loose gambeson with a slit on the back side. Wide sleeves. Standard version includes 4 bindings (leather straps). Can be used as the only protection or worn outside the armour. This type of gambeson was used during the whole of the 14th century.

Thickness:
Thin; 1 layer of wadding

Click here to check out available in stock Gambesons type 10.



Century: XIV

PRICE from: 163.00 EUR


Gambeson type 11 (Italian)


Long gambeson, patterned on italian iconography. Fastened with 2 tin buttons, quilted torso (horizontal zigzags), the lower part engraved and decorated with stripes of fabric in different color.

Thickness:
Average; 2 layers of wadding on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows and shoulders)

Click here to check out available in stock Gambesons type 11 (Italian).



PRICE from: 177.00 EUR


Gambeson type 13 (de Blois)


Cut of this garment is modeled on the pourpoint of Charles de Blois, who died in 1364. A characteristic features of this gambeson are very deep cuts on the sleeves and cut off at the waist. Sleeves are composed of several connected components for greater convenience. In standard, it's fastened at the front with tin buttons.

Thickness:
Average; 2 layers of wadding on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows and shoulders)

Click here to check out available in stock Gambesons type 13 (de Blois).



PRICE from: 218.00 EUR


Gambeson type 14


The main, distinctive feature of this gambeson is the lack of visible padding. All the gambeson is padded to the lining, vertically from waist to the top, and horizontally below the waist. A different type of padding can be chosen if desired. In standard, it has 13 tin buttons on the body and 5 buttons on each sleeve. The outer layer is linen or woolen and the lining is linen. This model can be well used as a quilted outer garment.

Thickness:
Thin; 1 layer of wadding

ATTENTION! The picture serves only to show the model of the gambeson of which the outer layer material is printed with a pattern - the prices presented here are for a model made of fabric in plain colour (without the pattern)!



Century: XIV, XV

PRICE from: 163.00 EUR


Gambeson type 7


Early medieval gambeson. Padded in rhombus. Length to knee, sleeves 3/4. Without a collar. Fastened on the shoulder.

Thickness:
Thick; 3 layers of wadding on body, 2 layer on arms



Century: XII

PRICE from: 153.00 EUR


Gambeson type 9 (Burgundy)


Gambeson used usually by archers or soldiers in the second half of the 15th century. Short sleeve make shooting more convenient. Standard workmanship includes 4 bindings (leather straps).

Thickness:
Average; 2 layers of wadding on body, 1 layer on sleeves (with streghtening on shoulders)

Click here to check out available in stock Gambesons type 9 (Burgundy).



Century: XV

PRICE from: 142.00 EUR


Gambeson type Fechtschule Gdansk


Specially designed model for ARMA and FEDER. It has special system of layers which guarantees maximum protection and mobility with the minimal armament used. Additionally, it protects the body from stabs and cuts.
The torso and the neck have overlaps which protect from stabs. The gambeson is tailored in a way that the its lower part is based on the hips.
The sleeves are made of 3 elements to guarantee the best mobility of elbow. As the mobility of shoulders, we used a special deep-sewn sleeves as well as gussets in armpits.
The Fechtschule gambeson is made of: 1 layer of linen (outer); 2 layers of cotton; 1 thick, thickly woven, woollen fabric layer; and finally very resistant cotton layer. On the shoulders, the number of amortisation layers gets from 1 to 3.

Thickness:
Thin; 1 layer of wadding on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows), 3 layers on shoulders

Click here to check out available in stock Gambesons type Fechtschule Gdansk .



Century: XIV, XV

PRICE from: 165.00 EUR


Long gambeson type 5 (with rhombuses)


A long gambeson modeled on the one from Biblia Maciejowskiego. It's put on over the head and fastened with two tin buttons on the neck. On the beginnings of cuts on the crotch in front and in the back as well as under the neck, there is a small leather triangle for strengthening the cuts. Sleeves and part of the torso quilted vertically, top of the torso (chest part) quilted in rhombuses.

Thickness: Thick; 3 layers of wadding on body, 2 layer on arms

Click here to check out available in stock Long gambesons type 5 (quilted straight).



Century: XIII

PRICE from: 199.97 EUR


Long quilted legs


Quilted hose worn under the chain mail hose. It is with stapes.
You can choose:
early long quilted legs - with a pair of holes for fastening at the top. PMLS0262 ; PMLR0264
late long quilted legs - with two pairs of holes for fastening at the top. PMLS0261; PMLR0263

Thickness:
Average; mostly 1 layer, 2 layers on thighs and knees in the front

Click here to check out available in stock Long quilted legs.



Century: XIII

PRICE from: 99.00 EUR


One quilted glove


A quilted glove - left or right (please write your choice in ''additional information'') box.
PMLS0644 standard glove - LEFT
PMLS0645 long quilted glove - LEFT
PMLS0666 standard glove - RIGHT
PMLS0667 long quilted glove - RIGHT




Century: XII, XIII, XIV, XV

PRICE from: 22.00 EUR


One three fingered glove


A quilted glove with three fingers - left or right (please write your choice in ''additional information''box.
PLS0646 - LEFT
PLS0668 - RIGHT


Century: XIV, XV

PRICE from: 26.00 EUR


Outer gambeson type 1


Gambeson worn on the armour. Buttoned, very thin, quilted vertically. Made of wool with linen lining. In standard, it has 15 tin buttons. Very commonly shown in the iconography. Used at the fall of the XIV & XV century.
Available in 3 options:
PMoS0466 - without sleeves
PMoS0467 - with short sleeves
PMoS0468 - with long sleeves

Thickness:
Thin; 1 layer of wadding


Century: XIV, XV

PRICE from: 111.00 EUR


Outer gambeson type 2


Outer gambeson worn on protective armament. Without sleeves. It has 16 tin buttons. The gambeson is very thin; the bottom part (from waist downwards) is padded horizontally and the upper part is padded archly. The outer layer is linen or woolen and the lining is linen. It is commonly found in iconography and dated on the turn of 14th and 15th century.

Thickness:
Thin; 1 layer of wadding

Price include plain, single color fabric.



Century: XIV, XV

PRICE from: 137.00 EUR


Over armor tunic


This type was used in 13th and in 1st half of 14th century. The price refers to a tunic in standard version (one colour, no applications). Tunic is made of wool with linen lining. For extra charge you can order applications or/and order a tunic in more than one colours.

Century: XIII, XIV

PRICE from: 117.00 EUR


Padded jack


A jack made of over a dozen layers of fabric (14 on the body and 8 on the arms). The internal layers can be linen or of cotton, the outside and lining are linen. In late middle ages it was used as an armour itself without any metal armour elements fastened to it. It is heavier and more rigid and durable than other gambesons in our offer. You can order any other type of gambeson from our store made of layers, in this case prices can slightly differ from the ones shown below.

Century: XV

PRICE from: 224.00 EUR


Padded tunic 13th century


Thin quilted knee-long tunic with long sleeves and vertical seams. Simple cut of this tunic is based on a civil cotte. Pulled on over the head with no additional fastenings. From the hips down it is widened with wedges on the sides, cut on front and back. It has also small wedges under armpits to increase freedom of movement.

Thickness: Thin, 1 layer of padding (Y1) as a standard.



Century: XII, XIII

PRICE from: 130.00 EUR


Padded tunic type 1


Quilted tunic to wear on the armour or as the only protective garment. Used in 13th and early 14th c.
- PMLS0322, PMLR0326 - tunic without sleeves,
- PMLS0323, PMLR0327 - tunic without sleeves, the border of the body part is decorated with a cut-out
- PMLS0324, PMLR0328 - tunic with sleeves,
- PMLS0325, PMLR0329 - tunic with sleeves, the border of the body part is decorated with a cut-out

Thickness
Thin; 1 layer of wadding

Click here to check out available in stock Padded tunics type 1.



Century: XIII, XIV

PRICE from: 99.00 EUR


Quilted gloves


A pair of quilted gloves.
PMLS0182 - standard gloves
PMLS0450 - long quilted gloves


Century: XIII, XIV

PRICE from: 39.00 EUR


Rus kaftan


An early-medieval gambeson, inspired by clothes from Rus and northern Europe. Made of linen, with thin filling and linen lining. Knee-long, widened with gussets on the sides from hips. It has long, narrowed at the end sleeves and gusset at the armpits, allowing free movement. It is closed with two leather straps.
The kaftan is fitted in the upper body parts, it widens from the hips. Slit at the back, which allows riding a horse comfortably.

The kaftan and its various variants were a very common item of clothing in medieval Northern and East Europe. They were worn by both the rich and the less wealthy people. The status and wealth was shown by fabrics used to make kaftans and if they were worn over other garments or only over shirts.

The kaftan has a trim in contrasting colour on front, at the neck, bottom and cuffs. Quilted only to the lining, thus the sewing lines are not visible.

Thickness:
Thin, 1 layer, Y1



Century: XII, XIII, X, XI

PRICE from: 189.00 EUR


Rus kaftan - quilted


An early-medieval gambeson, inspired by clothes from Rus and northern Europe. Made of linen, with thin filling and linen lining. Knee-long, widened with gussets on the sides from hips. It has long, narrowed at the end sleeves and gusset at the armpits, allowing free movement. It is closed with two leather straps.
The kaftan is fitted in the upper body parts, it widens from the hips. Slit at the back, which allows riding a horse comfortably.

The kaftan and its various variants were a very common item of clothing in medieval Northern and East Europe. They were worn by both the rich and the less wealthy people. The status and wealth was shown by fabrics used to make kaftans and if they were worn over other garments or only over a shirts.

The kaftan is rhombus-quilted ca. every 10 cm.

Thickness:
Thin, 1 layer, Y1



Century: XII, XIII, X, XI

PRICE from: 175.00 EUR


Short quilted legs


Quilted protection for the thighs reaching below the knees. It can have rhombus stiched on the knees (PMLS0265, PMLR0266).

Thickness:
Average; mostly 1 layer, 2 layers on thighs and knees in the front

Click here to check out available in stock Short quilted legs straight and with rhombuses.



Century: XIII, XIV

PRICE from: 55.00 EUR


Three-fingered quilted gloves


A pair of three-fingered quilted gloves. The gloves have cuffs. The special cut assures more mobility for hands and wrists and makes the grab of the sword more stable. Three-fingered gloves are commonly found in iconography.

Century: XIII, XIV, XV

PRICE from: 54.00 EUR





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