Gambeson Patterns (was RE: [Northkeep] last night's smack down)

Carl Chipman cchipman at
Thu May 29 14:32:39 PDT 2003

You could do that, but it would difficult to THEN put armour over it and

My lady Gilyan has a gambeson that's more or less 6 layers of fabric,
and beyond that it gets very tough to actually fight in it.

There are reports of people wearing a jack made out of 20, count them,
20 layers of linen.  Reputed to be bout damn near impervious to any
edged weapon.

Jean Paul

Carl Chipman
Nomadics, Inc.
cchipman at

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Subject: Gambeson Patterns (was RE: [Northkeep] last night's smack down)

So could you do a combination of both: muslin lining, 2 cloth layers,
batting, 2 cloth layers, more batting and outer lining? It would
have to be hand stiched, at that thickness, though.

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