This is an essential for fantasy writers. You should always know what you’re writing about, and that includes all weaponry and armour.

Aketon

Noun

A padded defensive jacket often worn underneath metal armour (because wearing plates without anything underneath is stupid and painful), although it can also be a defensive garment by itself. Similar to a gambeson (it is quite unclear what the difference between a gambeson and aketon is, so treat them the same).

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