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SCA Lamellar Gauntlets

Slavic style etched armor mittens


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SCA Lamellar Gauntlets

Slavic style etched armor mittens

Simple and beautiful armor piece. Elegant and functional design. The highest level of protection. These, seemingly incompatible, characteristics are simple description of our mitten-style steel gauntlets of the segmented sub-type.

Good for virtually anything – from SCA cut-and-trust and SCA heavy weapon to HEMA/WMA practice or rebated steel combat.

While the design of these metal gauntlets originates from early Slavic and Norman examples, due to its high protection and functionality similar construction was still in use even in XV and XVI centuries. The segmented design even had its' own name “crayfish tail”. Mittens are usually associated with the lesser level of the arm dexterity then finger gauntlets but the protection they are providing is simply unparalleled – when the fist is closed gauntlet's segmented plates are forming solid shell around the fist – and until the segments locked on the hilt or shaft aren't completely collapsed (and this is VERY hard to do) your hand is perfectly protected!

Gauntlets normally come in stainless steel, but available in mild (cold-rolled) upon request for reenactment maniacs (though stainless is recommended, as etched mild steel maintenance isn't an easy thing).

Regular thickness is 18 ga (1.0 mm). Heavier 16 ga (1.5 mm) is available for $90 extra upon request.

This design is tested and proven in many Eastern European rebated steel melees, so these steel gauntlets are the great choice for both training and battles.

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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.

Key armour features:

  • Fully legal SCA gauntlets for all type of fighting;
  • 18 ga stainless steel;
  • Deep segmented plates completely locking on the weapon;
  • Deep thumb plate offering good protection;
  • Plate mobility regulated by tension of the leather string;
  • Simple, elegant design;
  • Easy to maintain;
  • Inner leather mittens included.

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  • James 07 of January 2019:

    can these be done without the engraving?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi James! Yes, please simply leave this comment to your order. 

  • Bruce 11 of March 2017:

    The inner gloves that can be added are they padded

    ArmStreet team:

    Now the gauntlets come padded. You can check the inner mittens here.

  • Saravit 10 of September 2014:

    Can the Sca Metal Gauntlets Functional Etched Armor gauntlets be ordered without the etching? That is, plain stainless steel?

    ArmStreet team:

    Yes, just add a comment to your order.

  • Cedryc 07 of June 2014:

    Can these gauntlets have the Celtic etching instead of the etching shown in the pictures? If so what would the added cost be. Asking about SCA Steel Gauntlets Functional Etched Armor Mitten-style segmented SCA gauntlets, Slavic design with etched stainless steel.

    ArmStreet team:

    To date the only one pattern is available - the one that is shown in the photos, sorry.

  • justin c mitchell 21 of September 2012:

    Store — Medieval armor — Gloves Gauntlets Sca Functional Medieval Etched Armor hello, do these gauntlets come with the gloves inside as some other pairs do? Also, do these function well for spear fighting in sca as i have used hockeys for awhile and dont want to lose much grip/feel of the weapon.thx for your time, i just received a pair of your etched elbow cops & wanted to say they look great. thx

    ArmStreet team:

    Inner gloves can be added for $20 extra. Should work just well with the spear.

  • Sarah 30 of November 2011:

    Do these gauntlets come strapped and gloved? Thanks!

    ArmStreet team:

    Leather straps are included by default.
    Inner gloves can be added for $20 extra.

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  • Adam William Reynolds 05 of December 2018:

    My order arrived today. ahead of schedule, even more than was anticipated. the product looks beautiful and is very comfortable to wear. as light as my old hardened leather pair. Immediately took them out to the pell with a few swords and a spear. They feel fantastic to weld a weapon in hand. my one and only concern is maybe the width on the palm straps. feels like it's pushing the sword out of my hand. simple fix with a little scalloping the edge. won't know until i actually fight in them however just thought i should say something. all in all I love the product! Thank You so Kindly, Quillant Telachevic

  • Nathan L 18 of August 2012:

    A very authentic pair of guantlets 'mitten's' the craftsmanship is outstanding these need to be warn with decent gloves otherwise the rivets dig into your thumb and forefinger other than that there a great product.

    ArmStreet team :

    Thank you!

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