Medieval Glossary


A garment similar to a shirt used for padding (it was worn underneath armour). Aketons were made of buckram and stuffed with cotton, then sewn horizontally. Also sometimes called a 'hacqueton.'

Related term(s): Hacqueton; Acto; Acton; Gambeson; Hauberk; Mail
Category: Armour and Shields
Added: 06.02.05
Last modified: 08.01.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 37.


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