- We will not stock these, but make to order. Figure about 5-7 weeks for delivery.
- Belt not included.
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
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.
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. Refer to this chart for options: