GAMBESON PATTERN PDF

Etymology Edit The term gambeson is a loan from Old French gambeson, gambaison, originally wambais, formed after the Middle High German term wambeis "doublet", in turn from Old High German wamba "stomach" cognate to womb. The European gambeson can be traced at least to the late 10th century, but it is likely to have been in use in various forms for longer than that. In Europe, its use became widespread in the 13th century, and peaked in the 14th and 15th centuries. The gambeson was used both as a complete armor unto itself and underneath mail and plate in order to cushion the body and prevent chafing. It was very insulating and thus uncomfortable, but its protection was vital for the soldier.

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Etymology Edit The term gambeson is a loan from Old French gambeson, gambaison, originally wambais, formed after the Middle High German term wambeis "doublet", in turn from Old High German wamba "stomach" cognate to womb.

The European gambeson can be traced at least to the late 10th century, but it is likely to have been in use in various forms for longer than that. In Europe, its use became widespread in the 13th century, and peaked in the 14th and 15th centuries. The gambeson was used both as a complete armor unto itself and underneath mail and plate in order to cushion the body and prevent chafing. It was very insulating and thus uncomfortable, but its protection was vital for the soldier.

Although they are thought to have been used in Europe much earlier, gambesons underwent a revolution from their first proven use in the late 11th and early 12th centuries as an item of armor that simply facilitated the wearing of mail to an item of independent armor popular amongst infantry. There are two distinctive designs of gambeson: those designed to be worn beneath another armor, and those designed to be worn as independent armor. The latter tend to be thicker and higher in the collar, and faced with other materials, such as leather, or heavy canvas.

This variant is usually referred to as padded jack and made of several some say around 18, [7] some even 30 [8] layers of cotton, linen or wool. These jacks were known to stop even heavy arrows [8] and their design of multiple layers bears a striking resemblance to modern day body armor , which substituted at first silk, ballistic nylon and later Kevlar as fabric.

For common soldiers who could not afford mail or plate armor, the gambeson, combined with a helmet as the only additional protection, remained a common sight on European battlefields during the entire Middle Ages, and its decline — paralleling that of plate armor — came only with the Renaissance , as the use of firearms became more widespread, until by the 18th century it was no longer in military use.

While the use of linen has been shown in archaeological evidence, the use of cotton — and cotton-based canvas — is disputed since large amounts of cotton cloth were not widely available in northern Europe at this time. It is quite probable that Egypt and Asia-Minor generally still produced cotton well after the 7th and 8th centuries and knowledge and samples of this cloth was brought to Europe by the returning Crusaders; however, the logistics and expense of equipping a town militia or army with large amounts of cotton-based garments is doubtful, when flax-based textiles linen were in widespread use.

Linothorax was a type of armor similar to gambeson used by ancient Greeks. Meanwhile, the Mesoamericans were known to make use of quilted cotton armor called Ichcahuipilli before the arrival of the Spaniards.

Another example is the bullet resistant Myeonje baegab that was created in the Joseon Dynasty in an attempt to confront the effects of Western rifles.

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Patterned Gambeson

Arashisar Historically, early medieval gambesons would have been made of many layers of linen, usually between 17 and This basic pattern could also be designed with a typical jacket opening slit down the front. Alternatively some helmets have a leather ring riveted inside the helmet with triangles of stuffed padding in the form of a suspension liner. The smell of wood smoke is persistent and might mask the smell of well worn padding. The tubes are also quite stiff along their length, but more flexible across their width the lines of stitching act as pivot points.

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How to Make an 11 Cent. Padded Gambeson

Standard Hello! As promised, today I will show you, how I have made my own Gambeson, or as it is otherwise known- padded armour. It was a type of light armour, worn underneath chainmail, or as main armour by poorer warriors. It consisted of many layers of linen sawn together, to cretate protection capable of absorbing shock of the blow and stop cuts and thrusts. It is in some ways similar to modern day Kevlar armour.

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