Medieval Halberd Gauntlets
Gauntlets for halberd and basket sword
Functional 16 ga mild steel gauntlets for polearms and basket-hilt swords. These gloves are specifically designed with people in mind who prefer to use pole weapon or rely on the extra protection of the basket-hilt. The overall gauntlet design should be attributed to the mid-XV century and derives from the famous “hourglass” design.
While offering good protection, classical “hourglass” gauntlets have their dexterity limitation. Later models with the fingers made of the smaller scales usually provide better dexterity but either for the price of vulnerability to crashing blows or for being overly complex (and thus very costly). However, the leaf-like extension of the back-hand part of this metal gauntlet provides solid protection while the hand is closed to a fist — and scale design of the fingers ensures excellent dexterity. And for the SCA warriors, these gauntlets in combination with basket-hilt are offering almost ultimate protection. This simple but effective design was extensively tested in various combat situations with all types of practice and combat weapon — rebated steel, rattan or carbon-fiber.
Perfect for reenactment, SCA heavy weapon, HEMA/WMA fighting etc. This is a perfectly simple and sturdy fighting armor which holds and protects well and will honestly serve its owner for years.
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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.
Key armour features:
- Functional metal gloves (16 ga mild steel);
- Extended main plate covering most of the fingers;
- Main plate is also bent to the comfortable and safe angle;
- Inner leather gloves are included;
- Available upgrade: $40 extra for stainless steel version.