Medieval Combat Gauntlets
Mitten-style European gauntlets
If we'd look at the examples of the western medieval steel gauntlets surviving to our time, we would be able to see that mitten-style steel gauntlets were among very popular types for as long as metal gauntlets were in use. There are no co-incidents: while finger gauntlets were offering greater dexterity, mitten-style gauntlets were offering much greater protection, – even against staff - and blunt impact weapon (like mace or morgenstern). That is because, when your fist is closed, mittens are forming a solid shell around it much more structurally sound then separate fingers in the finger gauntlets. Due to the rigidity of the construction, lighter gauge steel provides equal level of protection as the heavier gauges in the gauntlets with articulated fingers.
Historically, the majority of the tournament gauntlets (where safety was primary concern) were mitten-style.
These combat gauntlets are made of 16 ga (1.5 mm) cold-rolled mild steel. Stainless steel version is available for $50 extra upon request.
Great choice for training and medieval fighting. The design of these gauntlets is relatively simple, but it works – and it works well. If you need simple and reliable steel gauntlets for tournament – this item is a great choice. No-nonsense simple and ergonomic shape. Solid rivets are providing extra rigidity – these mitten-style gauntlets are almost as good for a hand protection as basket hilt or “solid fist”, but much more convenient, as you can change your grip to achieve the best effectiveness. They also look good, authentic, fits with most medieval armor suits and don't blow a canon-size hole in your budget.
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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.
Materials and features:
- Fully compliant with SCA safety standards;
- Good for rebated steel practice and combat;
- 16 ga (1.5 mm) cold-rolled mild steel;
- Solid rivet joints;
- Sturdy inside leather straps;
- Inner leather mittens are included.