These gauntlets are made after originals from the Gothic period and the late Middle Ages. These gauntlets offer protection to the hand, fingers, knuckles, wrists and part of the forearms. They are very moveable due to the overlapping metal plates over the fingers. The steel of the gauntlets has a leather base and they also have leather inner gloves. The leather of the inner gloves is sewn on the fingers in an authentic way, for extra solidity and to avoid damages. You can fasten the gauntlets well with several leather straps that are also adjustable to your size. These gauntlets are 1 mm thick and suitable for LARP battles, costumes and Cosplay.
Material: carbon steel (1 mm), leather
Length: 20 cm
Hand width: 10 cm
Length forearm: 7 cm
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.