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
Last modified: 07.31.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 37.