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Fiore dei Liberi and his treatises Fior di Battaglia/Flos Duellatorum c.1410.
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Postby Brewerkel » 08 Apr 2009 13:27

I agree Matt. Pushing or pulling - violently - is necessary in armoured close combat. Just making the point that use of the fist to "hammer" or "punch" an armoured man is an unproductive use of energy. I wish I had a nickel for every time I've explained gauntlets aren't medieval boxing gloves. :wink:
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Postby Motley » 08 Apr 2009 14:15

Brewerkel wrote:.....

Ah I just noticed this thread was risen from the dead. Never mind.


hmm... yeah sorry about that.
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Postby Ariella Elema » 08 Apr 2009 19:44

I wish I had a nickel for every time I've explained gauntlets aren't medieval boxing gloves.


The various armoured gauntlets I've tried on do tend to make it difficult to line my knuckles up for a proper punch. In fact, I'm reminded of this image, where two knights seem to have dropped the gloves for close combat, much like hockey players.
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