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.