We are pleased to present to our Western Martial Arts and Historical European Swordsmanship line with a fencing doublet designed specifically for the modern duelist!
Adapted from period designs, the Historica Fencing Doublet maintains the silhouette and principle design elements of a simple 16th century doublet, combined with the best elements of a modern fencing jacket with a specific eye towards durability, affordability and safety. The fitted body, padded shoulder roll, V-shaped hem and a high collar gives the doublet an historical line and feel, but it is made out of sturdy weight 100% cotton duck, providing great durability while remaining light-weight and breathing well – crucial for a long day of fighting. We’ve added black stretch side panels allow for ease of movement. The double layers in the front and neck reinforced armhole seams add to the doublet’s durability, and provide superior resistance to tearing under strain. Blunt blade penetration is made all but impossible with an offset, left side closure that zips shut with a hidden zipper, closing with velcro at the neck.
While no manufacturer can guarantee a martial arts product against any and all uses, our Fencing Doublet was specifically designed to meet the closure and punch-penetration tests used by the SCA – the largest, and one of the most safety conscious, organizations for rapier and cut-and-thrust fencing.
We recommend dry cleaning this item in order to extend its life to a maximum. If you do choose to wash your doublet – only do so in cold water by itself(colors may bleed in the wash when new) and hang to dry. Never machine dry as that is the most destructive part of modern washing. Please note: as this is made of 100% cotton it will fade over time with repeated washings.
As a modern martial arts garment, we believe our fencing doublet compares favorably with other fencing jackets, while maintaining enough period aesthetics to serve as a basic “historically-based” training uniform.
|Size||Chest Measurement||Waist Measurement|
|Small||40″ / 101 cm||34″ / 86 cm|
|Medium||46″ / 96-112 cm||38″ / 96 cm|
|Large||50″ / 127 cm||42″ / 106 cm|
|XLarge||56″ / 142 cm||46″ / 117 cm|
Standard Colors: Dark Green, Black, Red, Blue
Please Email us for custom colors – we have a large range of special order colors.