Aketon of Charles VI of France
Aketon (acton, from the Spanish “alcoton” derived from arabic” al-qutum”, “cotton”) – is a kind of coat. Been used during the 13th – 15th century. This padded defensive jacket worn as a complete armour (by warriors of inferior rank). Or as padding for additional armour worn over the top. Aketon was generally quilted, either sewn or stuffed with linen, tow or even grass.
Aketon of Charles VI of France (1368-1422), placed in Chartres Cathedral, around 14th century.
Two layers of cotton batting makes our aketon durable and shock-resistant. It’s irreplaceable under-armour wear. Handmade. A quality machine stitching. Aketon quilted vertically, made of durable fabric. Buttons are covered with fabric. Padded with the natural sheet wadding.
New option added! Aketon 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 and under the elbow. Please note: the sewn arming points may not fit the holes of your steel arm harness. In this case you can easily unsew them and change the position according to your wish.