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Emil Andersson




Location: Sweden
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Oct, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject: Choosing a gambeson...         Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm looking around for a fine and serviceable gambeson for my future planned 14-15th century transitional harness, and I figured it'd be a good idea to put forth my questions here. So far I have my eyes fixed on Revival Clothing's 14th Century Linen Gambeson after reading good reviews about it, but I don't see how it'd hurt to get some more input on this before I spend any money.

So, would a purchase from Revival Clothing leave me a content customer? I am not involved in any sparring at the moment but I cannot tell what the future might hold, and I want to be ready for most anything. If you have any other suggestions I am quite open to hearing them. Happy

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Emil Andersson
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Sander Marechal




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PostPosted: Tue 19 Oct, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am not familiar with Revival Clothin's Gambeson so I can't comment on it's quality. I have one from Matuls from Poland and I love it. It's cheaper than the RC gambeson (even when including shipping) and it's made to your measurements. I think the RC gambesons are standard sizes. Check out http://matuls.pl/
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Till J. Lodemann





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PostPosted: Tue 19 Oct, 2010 10:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Emil!

Revival Clothing is an amarican business and you live in Sweden it might be expensive to have it shipped over the atlantic. I would recommend Medieval Market from Poland just opposide the baltic sea. Wink
http://www.medieval-market.biz/goods.php?kate...20Garments

They have very well and acurately made stuff and they generally make gambesons to the measures of the future owner.
I have one from them and use it under harness similar to want you plan in full contact steel fighting, as do the maiority of the polish early 15th century reenactors to whom medieval market sells. Their gambesons work well.

For your timeframe, I would recommend one of these two:

http://www.medieval-market.biz/details.php?id_towar=131&s=1

http://www.medieval-market.biz/details.php?id_towar=236&s=1


And as an extra, they are not as expansive as the US stuff ( which is so with most of the reenactment stuff, strangely) Surprised
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Jared Lambert




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PostPosted: Tue 19 Oct, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Do you know if medieval market ships to the U.S. it didn't say on their website? All their gambesons look amazing.
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Olov Tidemalm





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PostPosted: Tue 19 Oct, 2010 11:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Have you considered ordering from sweden?
http://veas.se/
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Emil Andersson




Location: Sweden
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Oct, 2010 8:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I want to thank you for all of your input, guys. You have certainly given me a couple of great alternatives to choose from!

The two that caught my eye the most is This One from Medieval Market and This One from Matuls. The one from Matuls might be a couple of years later than what I had envisioned at first but wow, those puffy shoulders look terrific. Happy

Thanks again. I'll let you know if I have any other questions, and how it all turns out once I make my decision.
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Ed T.




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PostPosted: Thu 21 Oct, 2010 6:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I bought a gambeson from Medieval Market and would recommend them highly. Communications with Grzegorz was excellent and the quality was great. I live in the USA and shipping was not an issue.

For potential new clients, here is an offer you may be interested in;

If anyone is interested in ordering something from Medieval Market http://www.medieval-market.biz/ and want to claim the discounts below, use this code PPKIUSET1. The code is valid until December 14, 2010.

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Partnership plan for individual clients on new markets

We regard you as our regular client so we would like to offer you a partnership plan. This is due to the fact that we want to advertise our company on the market of your country.

This is what we offer:

we will give you a special code that will be generated particularily for you (see above) you can give this code to anyone that would like to buy something from us and is not a client yet (must be a new client)

this person should write this code in "additional information” box while placing an order on our website

when we see this code, we will give this person a 7% discount for the whole order (excluding shipping and payment costs); this discount does not include the products that are already discounted on our website; still, this offer will be joined with the discount automatically generated when the order is big (2% over 500 EUR or 5% over 1000 EUR)

Sincerly yours,

Grzegorz Zmuda Trzebiatowski

SPES Medieval Market
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