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Gabriel Armoury

Gambesons and doublets.
Gambesons and doublets.

For a man-at-arms wearing a full harness, the quality of the arming doublet worn underneath the armour was almost as important as the quality of the armour itself. The doublet was lightly padded to make the wearing of each part more comfortable. It had also to be carefully designed in order not to interfere with the movements of the wearer and to maintain maximum mobility in combat.

 

The thickness of the padding was obviously much more important on padded jacks and other gambisonned garments worn by ordinary fighters. It was often the main (or only) form of protection they own and it had to be robust. As they were inexpensive, easy to maintain and lightweight, padded jacks were appreciated by both militia and professionals.

Gambesons and doublets. There are 6 products.

  • 18,00 €

    Carefully designed to follow the shape of the head, this strong and comfortable padded arming coif can be worn under a chainmail coif or a helmet.   One size fit most.

    18,00 €
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  • 140,00 €

    Designed according to numerous Burgundian, Flemish, French and even English representations, this padded jack is quite flattering for the morphology of the wearer: the waist is slightly slim fitted and the big maheutres (padded shoulders) further contributes to emphasize the silhouette and to make the soldier more impressive.   “Memory shall...

    140,00 €
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  • 150,00 €

    The arming doublet is probably the most important element for a beginner who starts to assemble his armour. It is probably one of our best items and surely the project we are most proud of !   Typical of XV century, the arming doublet is thinner and shorter than previous centuries’ gambesons and pourpoints. It is the ideal garment for...

    150,00 €
    In stock
  • 150,00 €

    The arming doublet is probably the most important element for a beginner who starts to assemble his armour. It is probably one of our best items and surely the project we are most proud of !   Typical of XV century, the arming doublet is thinner and shorter than previous centuries’ gambesons and pourpoints. It is the ideal garment for...

    150,00 €
  • 35,00 €

    Practical, comfortable and sufficiently protective for light sparring with the rapier or the simulator, the HEMA gloves are also ideal if you want to maximize the protection of your hands by wearing them inside your gauntlets!   Alone they are sold at 35€ but if you wish to mount them inside a pair of our gauntlets they will only cost you 25 € !

    35,00 €
    In stock
  • 90,00 €
    Sale!

    This sturdy and comfortable gambeson will be the perfect item for any beginner wishing to join his first battle without breacking the bank !     “In every shire with jakkes and salads clean misrule doth rise” John Hardyng

    90,00 €
    In stock