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13-14th c. Linen Arming Cap


    • Based on contemporary medieval artwork(see Historical Inspirations below)
    • 3 panel construction for better fit
    • Made of 100% heavy linen outer and 100% cotton lining
    • Padded with all cotton batting
    • Fully padded
    • Also available in a Cotton version
    • Available in Black, Red, Blue, Dark Green, Gold, and White
    • Comes in three sizes
    • Please don’t hesitate to email  call or text us(708) 502-1937) with any questions about stock or availability.

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SKU 4569HZ-1-1-2-1-2-3-2-2-4-1-1 Categories , , Tags , ,


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Size Chart



Head(brow) Measurement


21.5-22″ / 55-56 cm


22-23″ / 56-58 cm


23-24″ / 58-61 cm

Note: take your head measurement at the widest part on the brow. Fit will very with head size and shape – which is why there is some overlap in the sizes. Choose your size based on how you prefer hats to fit – either on the larger or smaller side.

White, Black, Red, Royal Blue, Burgundy, Purple

Slate Blue, Sage, Dark Green, Oatmeal, Dark Brown, Gold

Note: Please note, only some colors are available in the heavier weight linen we use in making this product. Also, with the difficulty of accurately representing colors on a variety of monitors, the color names are meant as descriptions along with the swatches. Please use both when deciding on what color to order. Also, despite how the colors may appear on your monitor the same color names in Wool, Silk and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.

Our heavyweight cotton arming cap is made with the same construction as our cotton gambeson. Its made with an outer layer of heavy cotton canvas and has a medium weight cotton lining. Based on the concept of a padded coif as shown used in a military context in 13th century sources and the three panel coif pattern that is used in later medieval periods. Use it on its own or inside your helmet.

Read more about our arming clothes in the article The Evolution of Arming Clothes

Note: Although machine washable, please use only cold water. Machine drying should always be avoided if you want to extend the life of the fabric.

Drawings after padded coif as depicted in the Maciejowski Bible circa 1250

Beneath his red Gambeson, This fighter keeps his fighting gear in place with his PourpointBraies and Medieval Shirt . His head is covered in a red linen Arming Cap and his waist belted with a Decorated Belt. He tucks his black Chauses into red Tall Leather Boots

Beneath his blue Gambeson, This fighter keeps his fighting gear in place with his PourpointBraies and Medieval Shirt . He sports a pair of gold Chauses, and matches his Wool Garters to his dark green Tie Ankle Boots. His waist is cinched in with a Decorated Belt, and he protects his skull with a blue Arming Cap.

This fighter pairs white and red for his color choice. His white Gambeson covers his PourpointMedieval Shirt, and Braies. He matches not only his red Chauses and red Decorated Belt, but his red Arming Cap, and Tie Ankle Boots as well. A fitting combination for such an esteemed fighter.

A side view shows the three panel contrsutction of our Arming Cap. This three panel pattern allows for a close fit to the head without comprimosing on historical authenticity. Show also is a red Gambeson


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M, L, XL


Black, Red, Dark Green, Blue, Gold, White, Parti-Colored


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