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FG Historical Gambeson 800N, SPES

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Made to Order, 7-10 Weeks
Product Code: SPES-J.FGH
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Not the belt show on the Kaftan picture. But a simple 60" long Leather Belt.

FG HISTORICAL 800N, just like the regular 350N, Light or PRO version, is based on the project which came to existence years ago for Fechtschule GdaÅ„sk. The shape of this HEMA gambeson was inspired by the 15th century gambesons from medieval treatises, especially Fiore de’i Liberi or Gladiatoria z 1440 r.

This HEMA gambeson was designed for HEMAists, as well as for SCA, historical reenactment, Harnischfechten or HMB enthusiasts. If you want to add a strong medieval accent in your training - this gambeson is for you!

Still, it’s worth remembering to add some extra cushioning to it for the most demanding duels. The FG Historical Gambeson 800N model is fastened with 6 leather laces. Jacket reaches the mid-thigh area and it has side slits. The collar is also fastened with a lace on the side.

The outer layer of the jacket is 100% linen. What’s unique in this project is its inside. Between the linen layers this model has hidden panels which provide 800N puncture resistance. These are separated by stitches which slightly changes the functionality of this gambeson in comparison with standard HEMA jackets. What is more, it has a layer of recycled felt.

Like other versions of this HEMA gambeson, FG HISTORICAL is cut off at the body so that its lower part rests on the hips. The sleeves (sewn in deeply) consist of 2 elements and have gussets under the armpits. Natural fabrics make the stitchings more visible, emphasizing the male silhouette stronger than the standard version.

This is one of the longest jackets in the SPES offer. It narrows toward the waist which makes it fit the body shape and emphasizes the male silhouette.

  • lace fastening
  • natural fabrics
  • 800N panels hidden inside
  • for HEMA, SCA, HMB, reenactment and Harnischfechten
  • medieval belt is not included with the jacket


A gear from the Historical Line will surely stand out from our assortment. We usually search for inspiration in the past, but this time we are going one step further. Apart from well-known designs, this line will also use natural textiles and traditional finishes!

Historical jackets will be equipped with hidden 800N panels, so the gear can be worn during HEMA events and meet the expectations of customers looking primarily for puncture resistance, but also enthusiasts of SCA, HMB, Harnischfechten, and more!

Multi-color options. Chart available HERE.


Expand chest when measuring. Add 1" (25mm) if you plan on using a chest plate.


When checking out using the Custom Size option, include your measurements in the Comment section during checkout. Do not use punctuation and enter measurements in centimeters (it's made in Europe!) INDIVIDUAL MEASUREMENTS TABLE

Measurement typeMeasurement taking method
Please write measurements in "Customer opinion" space available in your cart, step before placing an order.
A1 HeightTaken from bottom of foot to top of the head
C2 Arm lengthTaken from end of shoulder to wrist, outside, with bent arm
C3 Biceps girthTaken with bent arm and tense muscles
C4 Forearm girthTaken around the largest point of the forearm
C5 Wrist girthTaken at wrist joint level
D1 Chest girthTaken at armpit level (women's jackets - on bust level)
D2 Shoulders widthTaken on the back, between arm-shoulder connection points
D3 Back widthTaken at armpit level
D4 Distance neck - navelTaken from navel to bottom line of neck
D5 Abdominal girthTaken at the level of the belly button (navel)
D7 Hips girthTaken at hip joint level
E1 Thigh girthTaken around the largest point of the thigh


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Hans from Tulsa, OK United States
August 16, 2023
Absolutely perfect, highly recommend.
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from , fl
February 3, 2021
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This is great, fits well in arms and chest and moves well.
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Corey Davis from Saint Charles, MO United States
January 24, 2020
Black Gambeson
Exactly what my son wanted.
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