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Glossary: G


GAUNTLET
Armour for the hand, ranging from mail mitt, to articulated plate armor.


GADLINGS
Knuckle studs worn on gauntlets.


GAMBESON
Padded tunic-like garment worn under or over maille for protection and comfort. Sometimes called an aketon or jupon.


GUSSET
a small patch of material added into a seam to allow room for expansion and contraction in use. On a hauberk, these are often needed in armpits, and occasionally across the back.


GAUGE
Older standard numbering systems indicating wire diameter. Still in widespread use in North America.


GALVANIZING
The process of coating steel with zinc or tin for protection against rust. Can either be done electrolytically (see electro-galvanizing) or by traditional dipping (see Hot Dipped Galvanizing).