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Gauntlets “The King's Guard”

Medieval hourglass finger gauntlets

$554 $429

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Standard shipping time
16-21 Days
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5-8 Days
Manufacturing time
18-21 Days

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Gauntlets “The King's Guard”

Medieval hourglass finger gauntlets

“The most beautiful, delicate, yet strongest piece of art, I have ever set my eyes upon” (Antonella)

“How about the most beautiful churburg armour I have ever seen” (Alex)

“Elegantly awaiting a foe...” (Brett)

Just a few comments from people when they first saw this...

This is the first piece of our “The King's Guard” XIV century armour kit. Our hourglasses finger gauntlets are well-known among SCA and reenactment people, and this is probably the best version of them.

Materials are stainless steel (1.5 mm or 16 ga) for main plates and 1 mm (18 ga) on fingers with 1.5 mm (16 ga) brass knuckles and finger cops.

“Hourglasses” are probably the best choice for people who prefer to fight in finger-gauntlets. They provide great protection as well as good flexibility and “sense” of sword or shaft.

We have a lot of pictures of our etched armour after several years of active fighting usage — do not worry, this armour is not only beautiful but functional and with all those marks and scratches it looks even better.

To check how to measure yourself please click here.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions.

Safety disclaimer: Sword-fighting and fencing is a dangerous sport. Fencing, historical fencing, medieval reenactment and martial arts as well as other related types of activity, are inherently connected to a certain risk level of injuries or death. The Company declines all responsibility for any traumas or harm done to oneself or to the third person, along with any material or consequential damage, impaired during the products usage. We admonish that all acts with armour, weapons or their components have to be performed before designated person who is responsible for safety of the particular event and accredited to supervise armour and sport weapon conformance to the event’s standards.

In comparison to the first version of how hourglasses this one has some improvements and upgrades:

  • Deeper knuckle plates;
  • Deep thumb plate which protects thumb's tip;
  • Improved shape of the main plate to keep you safe from inside;
  • Little finger plates angle changed to protect side of your little finger;
  • Inner leather gloves are included.

Decorations:

  • Etched brass knuckles and bordering;
  • Сurling wire decorations;
  • Handmade casting rivets;
  • Etched inscription on knuckles: “Dictum factum” (latin) — “What is said is done” (eng);
  • Etched inscription on brass border: “Contra iram inimicorum meorum extendes manum [tuam]” (Psalm 138:7, latin), which means “Thou shalt stretch forth [thine] hand against the wrath of mine enemies”.

This item is part of the “The King's Guard” collection

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11 Comments

  • Daelin 26 of May 2019:

    What is the approximate weight of these? Trying to decide between these and a spring steel set of fingered gauntlets!

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Daelin, the weight of these gauntlets is about 2.5 kg. 

  • Brian 19 of May 2019:

    For those interested in these gauntlets, you will not be disappointed! They are solidly built with clean forming of the plates, secure riveting and cleanly done decoration. The sizing is accurate and the shipping time to the States was as advertised. Although I am used to wearing demi-gauntlets the articulation on these allows weapon handling without any issues. If you are looking for functional "bling" as I was these are it!

  • Neil 25 of May 2018:

    Where is the sword pictured above?

    ArmStreet:

    You can find our swords here

  • A.J. Pongratz 13 of September 2017:

    Can these be ordered in stainless steel?

    ArmStreet Team:

    These gauntlets are made in stainless steel. 

  • Tomy Jenny 13 of September 2016:

    do You can be upgrade a thick of 1mm(18 Ga) on fingers become 1.5mm(16 Ga) ? Thanks :)

    ArmStreet team:

    The gauntlets are made of stainless steel, they are 1.5 mm (16 ga) thick on main plates and 1 mm (18 ga) thick on fingers with 1.5 mm (16 ga), have brass knuckles and finger cops.

  • John Wright 10 of August 2016:

    So I just got these today with the rondelles. They fit most excellent. Punched a 4x4 just for because, no issues. I can toss a sword between hands, change leading hands on a pole weapon easily, and don't feel too clumsy. It will take some getting used to, but I think that these are exactly what I was looking for in hand protection. Thank you.

    ArmStreet team:

    Thank you for a great review! We are happy that you found what you were looking for!

  • Clyde Rowe 20 of April 2015:

    oh wow! thank you very, very much! fantasic quality!!!

    ArmStreet team:

    Thank you, Clyde! Always welcome back to ArmStreet!

  • Darrell 30 of July 2014:

    These gauntlets are incredibly detailed and are quite elegant! When I received them, I was taken aback about how stunning they are. Very well made and constructed! These are the gauntlets you are looking for to make a statement with your armor! Be sure to purchase the Rondelle Plates to go with them. Fully padded in the wrists and complete coverage of the fingers by the Roundelle Plates make them SCA legal, at least where I fight. You will be very hard-pressed to find better finger gauntlets for such a great price! Very satisfied customer!

    ArmStreet team:

    Thank you for the great review, Darrell!

  • Mike 19 of December 2013:

    I have a pair of your regular finger gauntlets and now I'm going to buy this. Don't ask me why:-)

  • Sean Barfoot 18 of December 2013:

    Will this be a Churburg inspired set? Just looking at the pictures, the shoulders, arms and gauntlets (plus a few small pieces like the belt and what he appears to be wearing from the waist down) seems VERYYYY similar. Also, churburg is the only style I haven't seen on your site yet and it's what I would LOVE to see.

    ArmStreet team:

    It's not a replica of some specific armor. This set is inspired by Italian armor, so you are not far from truth!

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