"The smell of the gambeson was familiar to Gerwyn. It smelled of tobacco, old mead, and thyme. It was the smell of his father, and his cooking was soaked into the family's gambeson for years. And now it was Gerwyn's time to wear it. As he strapped it on, he thought of the battle ahead and the honour he would win in his father's name. He felt his blood surging like a great tidal wave and grabbed his shield and spear. Time to fight."
The Epic Armoury Imperial Gambeson is a padded coat with long sleeves that covers the wearer from the neck to the hips. The padding is vertical or horizontal depending on the area, allowing for the greatest movement range. While it can serve as a quilted armour on its own, as has been the case since at least 400 BC, its most common use is padding underneath heavier, metal armour. It was a good if basic, armour, but when combined with plate or chain mail, it stood out as excellent protection against most weapons. The Imperial Gambeson outer layer is made from a Twill Wool Blend of 95% Wool and 5% Polyester, that feels soft and keeps colour and shape because of the polyester mix. The padding is a 50% cotton and 50% synthetic fibres mix. The lining is 100% cotton.
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- Handmade by qualified professional. Measurements are approximations and may vary.
This product is handmade and hand-painted and therefore unique. As a result, when compared with similar item numbers, this product can have natural deviations in pattern, colour and shape, which are not considered defects or faults.
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Twill Wool Blend
As a heavy duty fabric, this heavy canvas product is stronger and heavier than simple cotton. This material wrinkles easily, but can be ironed on a higher heat level.
Clean dirt off the bag with a brush, and hand wash cold when necessary.
Machine wash at 30°C / 86°F. Wash separately the first time and with similar colours afterwards. Do not Tumble Dry. Hang dry or lay flat to dry. For general stains or discoloration to the canvas, treat with a commercial fabric cleaner, or blot with tepid water and a soft cloth.