A gambeson is armor made of multiple layers of fabric. Often stuffed with (depending on region) tow, wool, horsehair, and sometimes saturated with salt. Depending on its period, the region and class of the wearer, it was considered either as armor, or as under-armor wear.
For example, for knights, a padded jacket was not the armor, and was worn solely as under-armor wear. But for infantry in Central and Western Europe, from the Dark Ages until the XV century, padded jackets were considered armor, and were often the only armor that infantry could afford.
Our Gobelin Gambeson has long detachable sleeves and is crafted with beautiful gobelin style fabric. It is handmade with high-quality stitching and contains two layers of 100% cotton sheet wadding.
You can finish your gobelin look with Gobelin Quilted Stockings
Our Gambeson can be completed with sewn leather arming points for 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 joint.
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 positions according to your needs.