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Advice: Ensifer gloves: mitten vs 3-fingered?

PostPosted: 04 Oct 2012 17:16
by Matclarke
I'm interested to know the difference in dexterity and protection offered by the two products.

Anyone had a chance to play with both?

Anyone who has played with the 3-fingered version- Are you able to take advantage of the 3 fingered design, or does it basically operate like a mitten?

Re: Ensifer gloves: mitten vs 3-fingered

PostPosted: 04 Oct 2012 19:55
by Joeli
Here's a video comparison between the three fingered Ensifer and the AF glove.

2:07 onwards they demonstrate how much (or how little) the fingers can move apart.

Re: Ensifer gloves: mitten vs 3-fingered

PostPosted: 04 Oct 2012 23:06
by Mark T
And some very interesting commentary by the Poles about the new AF gloves ... I've not seen these kinds of issues raised elsewhere, and think it behooves us to read these comments - from page one.

Re: Ensifer gloves: mitten vs 3-fingered

PostPosted: 05 Oct 2012 15:58
by Michael Chidester
This is being discussed on the Alliance forum as well, and Jake chimed in with comments on the development of the AF glove. ... 780#p34780

Re: Ensifer gloves: mitten vs 3-fingered

PostPosted: 06 Oct 2012 00:32
by Michael Chidester
Absolute Fencing just came back with a statement:

Absolute Force HEMA wrote:We did not know FG makes the 3 finger style gloves when we making them. The idea of 3 finger style was suggested by HEMA fighters who are helping us to developing this model.

Regardless, we are taking all the feedbacks and suggestions from the community, and we will make another model of the gloves next season, a newer design, better material, still in the reasonable cost and fill the community needs.

We have an established factory that can modify and making all the products that HEMA fighters need, that is why we make the roll bag that can fit long swords, we make the protectors for shin, for forearm. This is just the first year we are making these products for HEMA community, we will continue improve and produce more products that suitable for the HEMA fighters.