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i type of padded armour used in the viking ages all the way up until the 16th century with the advent of flintlock muskets. although it began to heavily fall out of use as the main source of protection in the 14th century with the advent of plate armour but at this time it still continued to be used as an internal padding to put under the plate and mail.
he wore a thick gambeson that draped to his knees.
by ajshfjhasjdf October 30, 2017
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