are extremely LIGHT and STRONG 19-gauge (0.04") heat treated
spring stainless steel gauntlets in an early 15th Century Italian or English style. They weigh only 585g (1.4lbs) each - and that's WITH gloves
and padding! The broad single plate across the knuckles protects the
base of the fingers, but under the plate are articulated individual
fingers wrapped in scales and padded with neoprene. This combination
gives excellent protection for both WMA and SCA steel combat as well
as SCA armored combat. The thumb grounds out against a grip or haft
(such as rattan), but the fingertips do not. Grounding fingertips are
an option available at no extra cost - please include your request to
ground the Pinky and Index fingers in the Notes section if you want
them (this option is GREAT for SCA armored fighting). Sliding rivet
articulation in the wrist allows excellent flexibility and mobility.
The stainless spring steel alloy is very rust resistant, but can rust
under adverse conditions (as is the case with anything made of
iron!). (Price is per pair)
currently offer only SMALL and MEDIUM size.
measure around your palm for general sizing. If
you find yourself between sizes, GO UP ONE SIZE or
risk the gauntlet being too tight.
Small -- 6.5"-7" / 17cm (2 pair available)
Medium -- 7.5'-8"/ 19cm (4 pair available)
once they are gone, they are gone.