These gauntlets by Windlass Steelcrafts are made of leather with a layer of chainmail. At the wrist, the gloves have steel cuffs. Ideal for reenactment battles, medieval reenactment and Historical European Martial Arts. Also ideal harness parts for your medieval knight armor. The gloves offer more freedom of movement than all-steel armor gauntlets, but the chainmail rings on the top provide excellent protection against blows from swords and other weapons. The wrists and forearms are also very well protected by the plate armor. These gauntlets are a replica of a pair of medieval gauntlets in the Art Institute of Chicago. The originals are richly decorated, and Windlass has opted for an undecorated replica to keep the price low. Gauntlets like this can also be seen in various medieval manuscripts and stained glass windows.
Material: 18 gauge polished carbon steel
Size: S, M & L
Lengte: ca. 35 cm
Chainmail rings: butted mild steel
Ring thickness: 1,3 mm
Black leather gloves
Delivery per pair
Weight: 1,2 kg
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 2000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
Attaching armour & chainmail
To attach your armour or chainmail securely, you can attach leather laces to your gambeson and fasten these to your armour / chainmail. The armour thus remains in position during a fight.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result."