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Lord of Battles – Front Buckled Gambeson with Open Armpit Design – Black

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This thick quilted gambeson, crafted from thick cotton can be adjusted with leather straps and brass buckles on the front. Its interior is lined with cotton felt. As this gambeson is crafted from organic material, it will breathe better than other poly-fill gambesons on the market. Features an open arm pit design allowing for better mobility and some ventilation.

This gambeson is handcrafted, sizes will vary slightly – so these measurements should be taken as approximations.

A thick, padded jacket common to Medieval and Renaissance warriors, the Gambeson was a protective layer beneath chain or plate armor – it served both as a shock absorbing layer and chafe protection for its wearer. Poorer combatants and lightly-armored archers and skirmishers might wear only the gambeson as their major piece of body armor.

Gambesons first began to be common in the 10th century and were largely intended to be a layer beneath chainmail. By the later years of the Medieval era, it became common for soldiers to wear a substantially thicker gambeson, sometimes called a padded jack, as their main armor. Quilted with many layers of fabric, typically linen, a padded jack could act like a sort of kevlar and give its wearer excellent protection from cuts and slashes. It could even stop arrows in some circumstances. Additional protection could be added to such gambesons with jack-chains, a sort of partial-plate protection which could stop a strong slash from cutting into the shoulders and arms.


Chest Size: 37 1/4 (94.6 cm)
Length from Neck to Bottom of Coat: 41 (105 cm)

Chest Size: 40.5 (102.8 cm)
Length from Neck to Bottom of Coat: 43 1/4 (109.9cm)
Weight: 6 lb 7 oz

Chest Size: 43 1/2 ( 110 cm)
Length from Neck to Bottom of Coat: 43 1/4 (109.9 cm)
Weight: 6 lb 10 oz

Chest Size: 46 3/4 ( 118.7 cm)
Length from Neck to Bottom of Coat: 43 1/4 (109.9 cm)
Weight: 7 lb 2.1 oz

Chest Size: 49 7/8 (126.6 cm)
Length from Neck to Bottom of Coat: 43 1/2 (109.9 cm)
Weight: 7 lb 5 oz

ManufacturerLord Of Battles
Country of OriginIndia

3 reviews for Lord of Battles – Front Buckled Gambeson with Open Armpit Design – Black

  1. Z

    nice Gambeson If you’re on the short side get a size smaller than your t-shirt size. For instance, my shirt size is Large but the sleeves are a bit too long. This Gambeson also retains a lot of heat so you could use it as a winter jacket like I plan on doing.

  2. JR Mayo

    Good gambeson It’s a nice gambeson overall, but the only problem I had was that it was as stiff as a board when it arrived. However with a little bit of use it softened right up. And the speedy shipping was a nice touch. I will definitely recommend and buy for Kult again!

  3. Horith (verified owner)

    It’s pretty nice for $130. It definitely isn’t 100% historically accurate, as it’s a bit on the thin side compared to actual gambesons. It’s still pretty sturdy and could probably take a hit, something most people won’t be doing. Aside from function it looks nice, and it’s very warm. If you’re into medieval stuff this would be a good option for a winter coat, or a piece to add to your collection. It’s a bit stiff and hard to move in for a while, but after some use it loosens up and feels a bit more natural. If you want something more functional as armor, you should probably go for something more expensive.

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