Gambesons and Arming Wear
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What are the most important pieces of armor for a medieval knight? A shining chivalric helmet, surely! A sturdy breastplate to shield themselves from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune? Perhaps vambraces, or elbow couters, or a gorget to protect a vulnerable throat…? All wrong! By far, the most critical part of a knight’s garniture is their arming wear. Arming wear refers to garments and clothing worn to permit the use of armor - literally, ‘armoring wear’. In the context of modern live-action roleplay and re-enactment, arming wear consists of padded garments worn under reproduction armor. Although some roleplay equipment is designed to be worn over simple clothes, most of our roleplay and re-enactment gear is authentic to the historical originals – and therefore requires arming wear to be worn. Without it, armor pieces won’t fit properly, will be uncomfortable, and won’t move properly – it really isn’t optional. That is why we have made sure that here at Medieval Ware, we stock all of the components of arming wear that you need to turn your dream outfit from a collection of clunky armor pieces into a wearable reality: everything from a range of medieval gambeson for sale to aid you in wearing our medieval torso armor, to arming caps to cushion our authentic medieval helmets, and padded bracers for our vambraces and arm guards. Our arming wear is carefully designed from historical originals, and uses authentic natural materials to prevent pinching and rubbing – it’ll make sure you can go all day without getting sore and uncomfortable in your outfit, keeping you on the battlefield for longer.