These gauntlets have been developed by Australian re-enactors to meet common safety standards. Being leather they are reasonably light-weight and are a great alternative for those needing a more primitive gauntlet style for eras prior to plate/steel.
They are based on an hourglass demi gauntlet design used by friends in the SCA. We have added the option for a full length mitten extension that will enclose the whole hand. Although leather they are made from 5mm hide and can endure a hit as well as any steel gauntlets.
All natural buff leather and cotton that will take a stain in a colour to match your other armour (see last image)
Tried and tested in heavy re-enactment combat, these gauntlets are the cumulative result of evolution in the face of combat needs. We recommend that you pad them out to suit your needs. For SCA (or any re-enactor) you might want to consider closed cell foam under a sheep skin lining.
We have a premade gauntlet lining, it is an insert that is a suitable for some mitten gauntlets. See the buy together tab for more details.
Weight: 330 grams each (660 grams per pair)
Combat Rating: 10 out of 10