Pourpoints and Gambesons

You will find many kinds of armour for knights in our e-shop. There are many pourpoints and gambesons. This armour was worn under mail shirt to protect against injuries. Poor fighters wore only pourpoint without other armour. Do you attend the historical battle re-enactments? Then pourpoints and gambesons cannot be missed in your knight's equipment.

Quilted thigh protection

Quilted thigh protection

Detail 46,00 € In stock

Chausses

Chausses

Detail 46,00 € In stock

Light sleeveless gambeson

Light sleeveless gambeson

Detail 53,00 € In stock

Padded jack, short-sleeved

Padded jack, short-sleeved

Detail 60,00 € In stock

Tickly padded Gambeson

Tickly padded Gambeson

Detail 80,00 € In stock

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We offer many types of medieval clothing and armour in our e-shop. Of course, you will find also pourpoints and gambesons here. Every lover of medieval history will be delighted by our products. Take a look at our medieval costumes for men and women.

Pourpoints (gambesons) was protective clothing that was worn as lower layer of warrior’s armour in the Middle Ages. Pourpoint was jacket that was sewn together from many layers of fabrics or leather materials. It often was made from two durable fabrics, among which was a space that was filled with other protective materials. Poor fighters often used only a pourpoint as safety armour. The pourpoint (as forerunner of a brigandine) were developed and perfected to the end of the 11th century. It could be worn under mail shirt but also over it.

Do you attend the historical battle re-enactments? Then pourpoints and gambesons cannot be missed in your knight's equipment. Also, you can look at replicas of historical weapons, which can be found in our offer too.

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What is the difference between industrially rolled and hand-forged blade?

In the case of hand-forged blade our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it with hand on the anvil or under the monkey (drop hammer). By forging becomes the steel more compacted (denser). Industrially rolled spring steel blades are made by cutting steel plate into strips under drop shears. Then they are ground or milled/grooved and without further forging directly put into the annealing furnace and hardened in oil bath. The qualities of both kinds of blades do not differ from each other much since the industrial rolling is already very good. On forged blades usually have forge traces, which give them an authentic and unique look.

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