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

Carl Chipman cchipman at
Thu May 29 14:53:20 PDT 2003

And as Piotr said, we *ARE* in Ansteorra...

Although I'd like to make the 20 layer padded jack one day, the idea of
it plus an Ansteorran summer (heck, even an Ansteorran Winter) scares
the bejeezus out of me.


Carl Chipman
Nomadics, Inc.
cchipman at

-----Original Message-----
From: northkeep-admin at
[mailto:northkeep-admin at] On Behalf Of Marc Carlson
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 4:44 PM
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Subject: Re: Gambeson Patterns (was RE: [Northkeep] last night's smack

>From: "Horn, Trisha D." <tdhorn at>
>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.

That could work quite well.   And yes, I think you'd start hitting the
hand stitched thing.
I probably didn't mention for fear of scaring JP that the period
would be 10-15+ layers of heavy linen, and frequently with a vegetable
tanned deer skin outer layer.

For a first time gameson though, I'd stick with the batting  and the
inner and outer layers :)


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