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Medieval Clamshell Armor Gauntlets

Updated lamellar gauntlets, Slavic style

$189.00 - $199.00

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Standard shipping time
23-28 Days
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$77.00 to
Express shipping
10-14 Days
Manufacturing time
18-24 Days
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Size chart

Shipping & Manufacturing

Standard shipping
Standard shipping time
23-28 Days
Express shipping
$77.00 to
Express shipping
10-14 Days
Manufacturing time
18-24 Days
Please email our manager beforehand if you have a strict deadline for your order

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Reenactment Armor Gauntlets

Lamellar armor gauntlets of Slavic design

Great choice for training and medieval fighting. This pretty simple design is typical for early middle ages – Norman or Slavic style. This model features advanced thumb shape: just a slightly deeper dishing of this version's fingertips results in a more closed shape that helps to protect your thumb from a frontal hit. If you need reliable tournament or training gauntlets this pair is a perfect choice. One of the best-sellers in this category, the number of lamellar gauntlets sold by ArmStreet delivered lots of highly valuable feedbacks by fighters from all over the worlds equal to years of user experience. Which in turn contributes to constant improvements of both functionality and ergonomy.

We've updated this popular model recently and now you can adjust the leather strap across the palm for a snugger fit. The extra of the strap is directed sidewards and do not interfere with the proper grip you definitely opt for when it comes to holding your weapon. And another tiny but very important upgrade is small leather loops at the inner part of the wrist. Now you can put on both of your gauntlets in a handy and timesaving manner without any external assistance.

Inner leather mittens are included and riveted above the fingers and a thumb to the metal gauntlet thus your fingers have no chance to leak outside the edge of the lamellar gauntlet. This type of junction also prevents leather inner mittens from riding up and twisting during intense practice or in the heat of the fight. The length of the inner mitten is adjusted to match the clamshells length – no more clumsy overlapping with your arms harness.

Now these combat gauntlets come in 16 ga (1.5 mm) stainless steel, which is rightly considered the most suitable metal for SCA gauntlets. Lighter gauge or mild steel options are available upon request.

To check how to measure yourself please click here.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions.

Important note about measurements: please take into account that we need your measurements in padding gloves or other under-armour gear you are planning to use with these gauntlets. The only exception is when you are ordering gauntlets with inner gloves from our company — in this case you can provide your bare hand measurements.

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.


  • 16ga (1.5mm) stainless steel;
  • Solid rivets;
  • Suede glove;
  • Leather straps


  • Advanced thumbs articulation;
  • Enclosed wrist;
  • Historically inspired design;
  • Adjustable leather strap across the palm;
  • Solid protection;
  • Leather loops for a handy putting on.

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  • Tim 25 of January 2019:

    Does the mesument include the padded gloves?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Tim, padded mittens are included to the set so the measurements should be taken whithout any gloves. 

  • Jaron 17 of January 2019:

    I have a question regarding HEMA grappling. I'm interested in order a pair of these gloves but my HEMA instructor said that some metal gloves would be dangerous to use in grappling because they might cut or other wise cause a lot of harm to your opponent. So I'd really like to know if you have any information on this. Look forward to hearing from you and have a great day.

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Jaron! These gauntlets are not suitable for HEMA, unfortunately. Please consider these ones instead: The Kingmaker Gauntlets. The cuffs can be altered for HEMA requirements (if needed).

  • George 01 of July 2018:

    Would these be fit for hema longsword practice?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Unfortunately, they are not suitable for hema longsword practice.

  • Jose 27 of May 2018:

    I love the gauntlets but i was wondering what kind of glove it comes with and if you could change the brown leather to black leather

    ArmStreet Team:

    They come with mittens and yes, leather color can be changed to black. 

  • Tom 25 of April 2018:

    Is it possible to get these made with an unpolished finish?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Tom, yes we can make them with satin finish. 

  • Tristan 20 of February 2018:

    Is it possible to have the knight of fortune engraving on these gauntlets? I have the near full set of knight of fortune which is amazing and I want a more complete gauntlet than the matching demi-gauntlets

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Tristan, yes it is possible. Please contact our support team for the price. 

  • Gavin 16 of October 2017:

    Do I have to order the padded mittens separately, or are they included?


    The inner gloves are included. 

  • Jessica Patterson 16 of November 2016:

    If we order these with the optional inner gloves, are the gloves also made to our hand measurements or do they come in standardized sizes? Are the gloves padded or plain leather?

    ArmStreet team:

    We produce the gloves in a few fixed sizes, if you order the gauntlets in custom size, we`ll choose the size which will fit you best. The gloves have special soften padding.

  • Kenneth Morock 09 of November 2016:

    I think I ordered the $159.00 ARMOR GAUNTLETS FROM YOU BEFORE BACK IN 2011 AND i NEED A NEW PAIR. Do you still have my custom size, or do I need to do that again for ordering. Thank you, Kenneth Morlock aka: skybirdme@aol.com

    ArmStreet team:

    Nice to hear from you! Please resend us your measurements. Also please note, now the gauntlets are also available in fixed sizes, so they can be sent to you right away. You can find the size chart for the gauntlets here.

  • Owen Durham 30 of August 2015:

    Are these products manufactured in the U.S. or Canada? If it is the U.S., how much less will shipping be to nationally in the U.S.?

    ArmStreet team:

    Shipping rates are equal for all states/countries, since we have headquarter in Milwaukee, but support and manufacture are located in Ukraine. All items are made here, and sent directly from Ukraine to the customer's country. That’s why shipping is quite expensive.

    Unfortunately we're unable to lower the shipping costs for these items any further, sorry. There is no handling charge whatsoever on our items, the cost you pay is the amount we pay to send a package of that weight to an international location.

  • Shawn Davidson 14 of February 2015:

    I was wondering if it is possible to order these gauntlets along with fitted inner leather gloves like with the "SCA Metal Gauntlets Functional Etched Armor". Thanks

    ArmStreet team:

    Yes, inner leather gloves can be added for $20 extra. Please add a comment to your order, we'll send an invoice for the extra charge to your PayPal email.

  • Stephen Peacock 30 of January 2015:

    Hello, is there any chance of having them made with a different colour leather? possibly white?

    ArmStreet team:

    White leather is not an option for armour, sorry.

  • Andrew 04 of November 2014:

    How do I upgrade to stainless steel? There does not seem to be an option box on this page or my checkout cart.

    ArmStreet team:

    Please add a comment on your order, we'll send an invoice for the extra charge directly to your PayPal email.

  • Adam Uglum 28 of October 2014:

    Hi there! I already own a set of these gauntlets and love them. I was just wondering if you could produce these gauntlets in 4130 spring steel. If I could just buy the un-assembled gauntlets, shaped and formed in 4130 spring steel, I can temper and assemble them here for my use. Love the design of these, just want something lighter and that will hold up to full contact fighting. These could be made in 20ga ( .9mm) and, after tempering, would hole up nicely. Probably weigh less than a pound per hand. If you have access to 4130, or 1050 spring, these would be much easier than stainless to shape. I would love to have these in much lighter material. Thank you! -Adam

    ArmStreet team:

    We don't use spring steel and steel thicker than 2 mm to date, sorry.

  • guillaume picard 09 of July 2014:

    Good day I Have some questions about your Medieval re-enactment armor gauntlets We are looking for hand/fingers protection for are actors. We are looking for the protection, not the look!! The actor will fight full strength with does metal blade. I would like to know if your gauntlet is design to protect the actor from those kind of hit. Also is it possible to remove the wrist protector. TKS

    ArmStreet team:

    All our armor is fully functional, it's made for combat use.
    The wrist protector cannot be removed.

  • SILVIA 06 of July 2014:

    Dear mister, I'd like to know if it's possible to pay with euro too. How much are Medieval Reenactment Armor Gauntlets and the world widw shipping in euro? Best regards Silvia

    ArmStreet team:

    We accept payments in US dollars only. Your currency is converted to dollars automatically when paying via PayPal.

  • Alyssa Arthen 18 of February 2014:

    Hi- quick question about the timeline for delivery for these gauntlets. Is it is 16-21 days to recieve the finished product, or is it potentially about 6 weeks? Thank!

    ArmStreet team:

    Processing time is about 6-8 weeks.

  • Alex Cooley 13 of October 2012:

    I would like to order a pair of these gauntlets in 20ga stainless steel. hand circumference 25cm hand length 22cm wrist circumference 23cm Please send me the total...I can pay by paypal ASAP...thanks Alex Cooley

    ArmStreet team:

    Cannot be made of 20 ga steel, sorry. 18 or 16 ga only.

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  • Matthew D. Toje 07 of March 2023:

    The Slavic style clamshell gauntlets work well. I purchased the medium size, for which my hands fall into the large for finger length and medium for girth. I found the gauntlets more round than when I make my own (I am getting lazy these days), therefore I flattened them out a bit, and they fit better. For great construction, stainless steel, and you guys are in the middle of a war, these are great. Dr. Matthew D. Toje

  • Guest 26 of November 2022:

    They work great ! Thank you

  • Shawn Thirlwell 29 of August 2022:

    Excellent construction! Very good functionality….. super service

  • Kevin 18 of October 2021:

    Wanting to order the Medieval Clamshell Armor Gauntlets Updated lamellar gauntlets, Slavic style; does the gauntlets come with gloves (thus a bare hand measurement required)?

    Armstreet team:

    Hello, Kevin! Yes, they come with gloves, a bare hand measurement required.

  • Hunter Barnes 27 of February 2021:

    Awesome gauntlets, comfortable, great protection. My only issue has been a popped thumb articulation rivet... easily replaceable, it probably wasn't set all the way. 10 out of 10

  • Ben 21 of May 2020:

    Gauntlets purchased for longsword practice and for one-handed sword/shield combat. Aesthetically, they're super. From a practical point of view, it takes a little time for the leather of the mitts inside to relax and for the weapon to get a good grip. Once this step is over, they're really pleasant to use. They provide excellent protection (at least for AMHE steel sparring and re-enactment combat). The only downside is that the steel marks easily. In short, a great purchase with which I'm extremely satisfied :)

  • Kelly Eckert 30 of October 2019:

    These are amazing. The quality is top shelf. Delivery to Australia was quick and without hassle, faster than the snail mail we put up with in country. I have been waiting for 4 years to own a pair. I am so happy I choose these. Fit is perfect. Testing was fine, felt the hit but no transfer to skin. I am buying all my gear from Armstreet from now on.

  • Kyle Koski 27 of August 2019:

    Worked great at practice for rattan combat asked for a few hits just to test them and they felt great.

  • DARREN HUETT 01 of August 2019:

    An intelligent and well made set of gauntlets. 10/10

  • david 14 of June 2019:

    My gauntlets arrived today and they are great! Good fit, nice looking and superb articulation. I'm extremely happy and will buy from armstreet again in the future. I would strongly recommend these.

  • Tristan 29 of October 2018:

    Honest Review of these gauntlets so prepare yourselves, first off I would like to state the FACT that these are dirt cheap for a stainless steel gauntlet that has a liner included, they will protect your hands and I have taken some quite hard hits and I did not have my hands broken (I'm in the SCA), it stung a little to have a two handed sword hit my hand. The only place I would possibly see someone getting hurt from a hit would be a hit to the thumb as the plates there are very small but give amazing moviblity, so your choice. The only problem that I have had with my pair is that the thumb is not enclosed so there are times where I find my thumb has slipped a little past the plates, leaving my thumb exposed but that may just be my pair, but the thumbs are not enclosed bottom line. The weight of these gauntlets are very reasonable for clam-shell gauntlets. I have a pair of 16 gauge fingered gauntlets that are almost a half pound more on each hand so they are very reasonable on weight. I have used these gauntlets in a wide array of hilts and I would like to inform some SCA people that most basket hits are too small for these gauntlets, they are not giant but they are full gauntlets. For mobility these are the best your going to get unless you go fingered or demi-gauntlets. I have also taken shots to the wrist, lots of shots and I have hardly felt them at all. Overall, for the price and the quality I will have to give these gauntlets a 8.5/10 and that is only because of my issue with my thumb slipping out sometimes, but if that's just my pair they are a 9/10 for sure. I would recommend these gauntlets to ANYONE that is going to be using weapons that you cant use a basket hilt for (or you just hate them like me), again your not going to find any better for the price.

    ArmStreet Team:

    Thank you, Tristan! We are working on the design improvement to protect thumb better. We appreciate your feedback! 

  • Jeffrey Elliott 03 of February 2015:

    Great gauntlets and wonderful craftsmanship! Very courteous - highly recommended!!!

    ArmStreet team:

    Thank you, Jeffrey!

  • Richard Jones 20 of January 2001:

    Truly a high quality product! Exactly as pictured. Great shipping. Awesome fit.

    ArmStreet team:

    Thank you, Richard! Always welcome back to ArmStreet!

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