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Padded stuff

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Padded set type-2 consists of gambeson type-2 and stockings. You can choose the color of fabric and trim and compose your own design. If you would like, padded set can be sewn by your personal measurements – the “custom size” option is at your service. Gambeson with stockings are tailored for the perfect fit. Made

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Padded set quilted vertically consists of gambeson and stockings. You can choose the color of fabric and trim and compose your own design. If you would like, padded set can be sewn by your personal measurements – the “custom size” option is at your service. Gambeson with stockings are tailored for the perfect fit. Made

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In the Middle Ages quilted cloth reinforced with the simple leather elements could be the only protection of the poor soldier. Padded jackets and stockings were less expensive than steel. However even rich noble knights wore padding under their armor. They stood out by using valuable fabrics and rich colors. Padded Set Gobelin consists of

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Complete your Gambeson Type-2 Quilted Vertically with the same style Stockings Quilted Vertically Gambeson type-2 quilted vertically can be equipped with 3 pairs of sewn leather arming points for the steel shoulder and arm armor connection. One pair of arming points will be attached on the shoulders. Two pairs will be sewn to the sleeve above

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Gambeson – armour wear made of multiple layers of fabric. Often crammed with (depending on region) tow, wool, horsehair, and sometimes impregnated with salt. Depending on age, region and class was considered either as armour, or as under-armour wear. For example, for the Knights padded jacket was not the armour, and was worn by them

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Padded gorget upgraded with the three titanium plates. Helps to cover the unsafe gaps around the neck. Also can be used as additional protection to reinforce the vulnerable places (collar bones, cervical, trapezius muscles). Padded gorget is made from the stitched cotton and the two layers of natural sheet batting. You are welcome to choose

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Qualitative underwear is a very important part of equipment of ancient knights. To protect vulnerable part of the body – head, shock-resistant fabric liners were used. This liner is made of layers of 100% cotton, very durable fabric. It’s completely handmade, has qualitative machine seams. Padded with the natural sheet wadding.

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Liners are irreplaceable part of knights equipment. They were worn under helmets to amortize impact on the head and protect from concussion of the brain. This liner is made of several layers of 100% cotton, and as it covers upper and lower part of the the head, it will fit well with helmets of Great

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Qualitative underwear is a very important part of equipment of ancient knights. To protect vulnerable part of the body – head, shock-resistant fabric liners were used. This liner is made of layers of 100% cotton, very durable fabric. It’s completely handmade, has qualitative machine seams. This type of liner is suitable for helmet Bascinet.

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Padded aventail – it’s a quilted under armour. In the Middle Ages it was worn with helmets. Our padded aventail is made of durable fabric and natural breathable sheet batting. It is hand-crafted with a qualitative machine stitching. In options you can choose different colors of fabric and trim. Padded aventail also available in Gobelin

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Padded aventail – it’s a quilted underarmour that is commonly used with helmet. It is handmade with a qualitative machine stitching. Our padded aventail is made of durable fabric and natural breathable sheet wadding. It was designed for best comfort of using. Just in case if you have a gambeson without collar and would like

Medieval Padded Armor & Quilted Armor

The question that many beginners face is what do you wear beneath your armor. Friends, don’t worry, back in the Middle Ages, people have already puzzled over this question and found the answer. Padded armor is what helps the modern fighter as much as it has helped warriors since the IV century AD.

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What is the main purpose of the armor padding? Before the development of the metallurgical industry, that is, before people learned how to process steel, they covered their bodies with only quilted armor. Over time and the development of the metal and armor manufacturing industry, armor padding began to be used in addition to the main armor because large steel plates on their own don’t guarantee that the warriors won’t get a bruise or a fracture. In addition, padded armor allows to lock the armor with laces in the places where you find it convenient. Besides, many different armor pieces have to be attached to a quilted armor.

In the Middle Ages, people only used natural materials, such as wool, cotton, and others. Natural fabrics are more breathable than synthetic, but they are also less durable. This is the reason we now use fabrics with a little addition of synthetics. This extends the life of your padded armor and makes your hobby less costly, since you don’t have to update your armor padding as often.

Another question that we often hear is whether you can wash quilted armor. The answer is yes, you can. On Forge of Svan products, you will find tags with the washing instructions and according temperatures. Moreover, after prolonged and active use, it is recommended to wash the garments because it is like a winter jacket that you wear in the summer and actively play sports. Not washing your battle clothes means harming the people who are near you at the moment.

Liner, Padded Arming Coif and Padded Aventail

You need to wear a liner or padded arming coif under the helmet. Those two products are very similar, except for the fact that liner doesn’t usually protect the neck. Padded arming coif does protect the neck and you can cover it with aventail from metal plates or rings.

Both liner and padded arming coif are usually sewn to the helmet, therefore if you are planning a laundry day, you will have to remove it. To get it sewn back to the helmet after washing would require tools and experience, but it’s possible.

The padded aventail covers the neck and collarbones, usually is not sewn to the helmet, and can be used as a separate element.

Quilted Stockings

Quilted stockings, or, as they are also known, padded stockings, is the clothes you put on your legs underneath the armor. If you’re not participating in the buhurt, don’t use thick quilted stockings, because you will get too hot in them.

You can order padded stockings of different thickness on our website. Usually, one layer of batting is enough for a duel. This will give you more mobility and you won’t be so hot.

Gambeson

Gambeson is the jacket you wear beneath your mail or plate armor (or, in some cases, you could wear it as armor itself.) We can do the jacket, as well as the padded stockings, in different thickness by using one or two sheet wadding, natural 100% cotton.

On our website, you can a wide range of various gambesons: budget ones for the full-contact battles according to HMB and IMCF, as well as more expensive reconstructions with preservation of all details. We have extensive experience in manufacturing gambeson, making them quickly and efficiently. The average production time for a gambeson is 2-4 weeks.

One final note on the armor. The elements the armor is fastened to are called arming points. These are reinforced areas where laces are sewn onto the quilted armor. On our site, you can order optional arming point for your quilted armor. This would simplify the attachment of armor and get rid of the extra headache.

Your historical fencing kit starts with quilted armor, so don’t delay and order now.

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