Medieval Gauntlets Hourglass
Fighting finger gauntlets for SCA
Our famous combat-ready “Hourglass” finger gauntlets for SCA and medieval re-enactment have gone much further from the basic version we made around 10 years ago. The last time, they went through so many adjustments to work even better in bouts. Updated pairs seem to be tremendous from our point of view.
Excellent quality handmade armor based on the survived historical examples of late XIV - early XV centuries. The original design of these gauntlets appeared in the second half of XIV century was so lucky that for almost a century most of the finger gauntlets were deriving from this type. “Hourglass” gauntlets and their modifications were seen on the battlefields of the Medieval Europe from the Battle of Auray to the Battle of Castillon. Perhaps, lots of these metal gloves were still in use during the War of The Roses – especially among men-at-arms and professional soldiers. Decades of wars proved the endurance and safety of this design.
This model of gauntlets has been developed and improved in constant consultations with SCA marshals and fighters. Great flexibility as well as a right level of hand protection and sweet craftsmanship. The deep curvature of the finger segments ensures best protection one can get from the SCA finger-gauntlets. These steel gauntlets are the single most important model in our SCA gauntlets line. Our “Hourglass” medieval gauntlets are the universal armor hand protection ranging the activities from heavy SCA combat to the rebated steel melee and suitable for virtually any weapon from halberd or battle-ax to an early XVI century ritteschwert – for all fighters and warriors who needs precision weapon control and fingers dexterity.
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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.
List of the latest updates:
- Shorter cuffs;
- Closed finger tips;
- Deeper finger plates;
- Significantly deeper thumb plate with shaped tip;
- Curved main plate to protect inner side of the hand;
- Turned little finger plates to protect from hit from below both when fingers clenched or relaxed;
- Turned index finger plates to close the gap between finger plates and sword grip;
- Non-removable handsewn leather gloves with foam pads.
- Stainless steel 16 ga (1.5 mm) - main plate and cuffs;
- Stainless steel 18 ga (1 mm) - finger plates;
- Genuine gloving leather - inner gloves.
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