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SPES Kaftan Jacket 800N

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This item is made to order. Allow 12-16 weeks for delivery.
Product Code: SPES-J.Kaftan.800N
Choose your options:
Color for Trim
Color for Trim:
Not the belt show on the Kaftan picture. But a simple 60" long Leather Belt.
We will not stock these, so they'll be made to order. Figure about 12-16 weeks for delivery.
- A simple Belt (not as shown in picture) can be purchased here...

The chest area has foam padding is is just like the AP Light.
The skirt has no padding, but just doubled up fabric.

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 kaftansfrom 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:
Innovative 800N composite materials.
Adjustable strap on the back
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
  • 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 12-16 weeks.

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

Jacket Lengths:

XS - 104cm

S - 105cm

M - 106cm

L - 107cm

XL - 108cm

XXL - 110cm


Measurement typeMeasurement taking method
Please write all 11measurements in the "Order Comments" section during checkout and include the letter designations for each line. Please use metric measurements (cm) and no punctuation.
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

Include measurements in cm and no punctuation in comment box at checkout.
This is not a stock item, any order will take 12-16 weeks to be made by SPES and then arrive. Plan accordingly.


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Kevin Gibbs from San Francisco, CA United States
August 24, 2022
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