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11th - 14th Century Gambeson

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:44 pm
by Andy Mac
Hi All,

I'm after a Gambeson that can cover the 11th - 14th Centuries. Was thinking of mid thigh in length, to go under chainmail.

Can anybody recommend a good retailer (web address) looking to pay £60-£80 pounds.

Also looking to purchase a very good quality Templars Cloak/Robe, or is it relatively simple to make on

Many thanks
Andy Mac

Re: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:51 pm
by Phil the Grips
Dunno about the £80 part but Debs ( posts as "2d" on here ) is a very competent gambeson maker

http://paddedarmour.deborahloughcostumes.com/

Re: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:10 am
by Nigel
cheers Phil

Price is a little low shall we say :D

Re: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:14 pm
by Colin Middleton
If you'er looking for a good gambeson, expect to tripple that price (or more), or to make it yourself.

As to a cloak, you really want a semi-circle of fabric. If you can't get the length, then add onto the bottom edge to get your semi-circle. If you want it more full, add more sections of the circle to the front edges. It shouldn't be difficult. Line with wool for extra warmth. Important part is getting the right fabric.

Best of luck.

Re: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:01 pm
by Tuppence
tuppence on here - 2d is dark side :D


and less than double it for a decent one, not triple.

Re: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:40 pm
by Colin Middleton
Wow! Prices have come down a bit since I last looked. That's good news.

Colin

Re: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:00 pm
by Sir_John_Thomas

Re: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:12 pm
by Tuppence
colin - well that's based on my prices, don't know what anybody else charges :D

http://www.paddedarmour.com :P

Re: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:37 pm
by Colin Middleton
Oh, it's been at least 10 years since I had a serious look at padding. I guess I'm really out of date! Last time I saw anything like that price, it looked like one layer of blanket in a cotton surface! It's good to know that high standards are becomming affordable now.

Best wishes and thanks for lifting the 'fog from my eyes'.

Colin

Re: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:02 pm
by Zachos
Another place you could look, although really unless you can try it on and it fits really nicely, then get tailor made:

http://medieval-market.biz/goods.php?ka ... 20Garments

Re: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:24 pm
by Andy Mac
hi All,

Thanks for all teh suggestions and ideas, pciked one up beginning of December from Ancient Battle Crafts. Great quality, well padded and the cost was £65

thanks all once again
Andy