This fencing jacket was designed with the help and suggestions of Axel Pettersson, to serve the needs of the Swedish schools of historical fencing (“Gothenburg Historical Fencing School” in particular). The jacket closes in front (see the picture) with the help of a zipper and velcro. On the front of the collar, there is a broad overlap which closes with velcro. The sleeves are specially designed for better arm movement. Also, there are additional protective layers on the chest, schoulders and elbows. The layers of fabric (from the outside) are: 1 layer of cotton, one protective layer, and 1 layer of lining. The jacket was tested at many seminars as well as one in Helsinki on 9-11.08.2011 lead by Axel Pettersson.
Axel Pettersson Fencing Jacket V1.1 – version upgraded after Swordfish 2011
1. thicken protective layer on the ribs and the front
2. slightly shorter sleeves
3. collar consist blade catcher at the neck line
02/2013 – Zipper has been replaced by new, much stronger type.
Axel Pettersson Fencing Jacket V1.2 (07/2014)
Outher fabric has been changed to obtain higher resistance. Basis weight of the fabric is now minimum 750g/m2.