This gambeson is typical of a type worn from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. It is about 32 inches long and weighs 1.5 pounds. Black only, in poly-cotton, sizes Medium, Large and X-Large. To order, select size from the dropdown list, then click "add to cart" (see size chart below).
HISTORY: Though chainmail was often worn for protec-tion, a blow from a broad
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sword was enough to break bones or cause internal injury, and if the point of the weapon was driven through the rings of a mail shirt, the damaged rings of the mail could be driven deep into the wound. A thickly padded garment like this gambeson, worn under the mail was enough to blunt the impact of a sword and prevent those types of injuries.