I’m starting the gambeson making process, not a historically accurate one, well as historically accurate as for my time period as possible as there aren’t any finds/depictions for the latter half of the Viking era.
It’s basically going to be a short sleeved padded tunic, going for simplicity over beauty, after all its going to be hidden under my mail.
I might change the design to be a jacket front so I can get in and out of it quickly because, well…Australia is hot.
So here’s the first photo dump.
I’m using wool felt underlay as the padding as it’s dense and can be stitched relatively easily, many people in my club use this or old woollen blankets as padding due to ease of access to materials.
I’m having withdrawals from dressing up in my kit…
All I want to do is do viking shit with my viking friends ffs, playing mount and Blade has not been a good influence on this mood, now all I want to do is pull on my chainmail, lamellar, sword, and spar with my friends.
Why does Australia have to have 36c 85% humidity days?