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SPES Kaftan Jacket 350N
SPES Kaftan Jacket 350N

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Price: $264.00

Availability: This item is make to order. Allow 6-10 weeks for delivery.

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Not the belt show on the Kaftan picture. But a simple 60" long Leather Belt. https://www.woodenswords.com/product_p/belt.htm

Description Sizing
- We will not stock these, but make to order. Figure about 6-10 weeks for delivery.
- A simple Belt (not as shown in picture) can be purchased here...

To upgrade to 800N. Include this item on your order. You will be limited to those fewer colors.

A clothing made from 350N puncture resistance fabric, stylized on the 8th-10th century kaftan reaching the knees.

Our HEMA kaftan is dedicated for both light and intensive training or tournaments. It can be a perfect choice for users recreating fighting techniques of the vikings or the history of Eastern Europe.

This HEMA kaftan has a bladecatcher and asymmetrical tuck on the front, covering the double closure: a zipper and velcros. This solution increases the level of protection during a fight, as one of the closures breaks, the other keeps the kaftan together, covering the front of the body.

Inside, on the torso and shoulders, there are pockets with additional cushioning foams. What’s unusual is that the kaftan does not have an adjustable strap on the back. It increases the freedom of movement during fight, the level of protection, and it gives an interesting look. NOTE - the kaftan has an additional amortization from the waist down!

This HEMA gear has a specific design - on the tuck, lower edge and sleeve edges you can notice a blue trim. What is more, this clothing does not have stitches on the outside.

In comparison to most HEMA jackets, this gear is significantly longer. The use of side gussets makes it similar to historical kaftans from the East.

Sources of our HEMA kaftan
Our HEMA kaftan was inspired by the former Rus kaftans from the 8th-10th century, coming from the area of North and Eastern Europe. The popularity of this clothing is proved by iconography and archeological findings. Similar clothing occurred also in Asia.

Similar protection was worn up to the 15th century, especially in the Eastern Europe. It was worn regardless of social class. The status and wealthiness of a wearer were underlined by the rich decorations and fabrics used in the garment.

When checking out using the Custom Size option, include your measurements (according to the Sizing chart in the adjacent tab) in the Comment section during checkout. Do not use punctuation (except decimals) and enter measurements in centimeters (it's made in Europe!) ALL MEASUREMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED.

See Sizing tab for more information.

To order multi-color, enter letter designations with color choice in message box at checkout or email customer service with your order number. Refer to this chart for options:
Multi-color option Chart available HERE. or HERE.
Main features of SPES HEMA Kaftan:
  • Protection equivalent to the AP Light Jacket.
  • The longest of SPES jackets
  • Bladecatcher and double closure: zipper + velcros
  • Inner pockets for cushioning foams
  • Unique design - blue trim on the edges
  • Increased protection from the waist down
  • Stylized on the former Rus kaftan
  • Fabric is certified 350N puncture resistant.
  • Washing Information is HERE.

Material: Cotton
Weight: 4.6lbs / 2.1kg

New policy: we are imposing a $25+ restocking fee on any return, exchange OR change in the open order for any special color (not black) on any SPES jacket or pants.
So please review your orders carefully and be sure you leave yourself time for your order to arrive if you want custom work, usually 4 weeks. I try to have black jackets and pants in stock at all times!

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Spes Kaftan June 3, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Fit and mobility are very good, no issues with plastron, mask, gorget, etc. though I did have to tie an extra knot in my spes elbow straps to get them to stay, works very well. Feels comfortable with steel longsword sparring, though for tournaments would recommend hard plates for the shoulders and ac joints, and forearm guards. Outside of the jacket padded with open cell foam, pads sometimes curl over themselves, but easy to flatten. Inside of the arms are thin and unpadded, use good body mechanics to keep them covered.

Stitching and durability seem good, haven't had it long enough for definitive opinion. Only gripe is the pads in the shoulders do not fully cover the ac joint, and SPES needs to lengthen it in future iterations. Otherwise very easy to fix, just slip another pad into the pocket to extend the coverage slightly.

Extra time and money for the custom colors is worth it. Definitely get this caftan if you're looking for a lighter or "one handed" jacket.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Custom worth it May 3, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Lake Stevens, WA United States  
Got a custom job, worth every cent! Fits great and looks amazing

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great product! December 28, 2021
Reviewer: Wesley Cronin from Hillsboro, OR United States  
The jacket not only looks great, but fits like a glove. Very happy with it!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great gear August 28, 2021
Reviewer: Valentina Gheorghe from Canfield, OH United States  
Bought this custom with the fiancé amd he loves it. Fits great and he can move well in it. Would recommend getting the belt with it. Helps tie everything together.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great jacket June 11, 2021
Reviewer: Camron Savell from Colorado Springs, CO United States  
Great jacket, great protection. I only wish it had pockets. Would buy again.

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