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Tudor armour jerkin

Even the best plate armour is useless if the wearer can not move in it. Oftentimes you have to find a compromise between padding and freedom of movement. The late medieval "Tudor" jerkin was specifically designed to be worn underneath a steel torso armour.

Lined with robust wool felt, it is not as thickly wadded as conventional gambesons. In this way, "Tudor" protects the wearer from pressure marks and the impact of an opponent's blows without limiting the mobility. The arms are not padded, but have a double layer of thick canvas fabric. This increases mobility while at the same time preventing the arm guards worn on top from chafing the skin. Additional holes allow the fastening of light armour parts, such as the armshield "Wilhelm" with strings. Ribbons with fixed tips are used to lace this jerkin.

Naturally, this gambeson can be worn separately, without any kind of armour on top. The additional holes allow various possibilities to personalize this gambeson to the wearer's needs and demands.

Material: canvas, felted wool
Sizes: S to XXL

€99.90 *

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  • 971147