Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Marketplace and reviews. Open to public view.

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby admin » 16 Jul 2013 12:53

Many thanks for this Keith - where can one purchase these please?
http://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

I like swords more than you.
User avatar
admin
Emperor
 
Posts: 35036
Joined: 13 Mar 2006 17:28
Location: Guildford, Surrey, England.

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby KeithFarrell » 16 Jul 2013 13:10

admin wrote:Many thanks for this Keith - where can one purchase these please?


I think you would need to get in touch with Arcensis directly. They sell the gloves in their physical shop, but the gloves do not appear to be on their online shop. Their website is here http://arcensis.es/ and this is their email address info@arcensis.es
-- Keith Farrell --
Academy of Historical Arts: website | Facebook | blog
Fallen Rook Publishing: website | Facebook
User avatar
KeithFarrell
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 1162
Joined: 18 May 2010 18:38
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby admin » 16 Jul 2013 13:24

Okay thanks - maybe something for Corsair's to stock?
They are 100 Euros?
http://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

I like swords more than you.
User avatar
admin
Emperor
 
Posts: 35036
Joined: 13 Mar 2006 17:28
Location: Guildford, Surrey, England.

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby KeithFarrell » 16 Jul 2013 13:28

admin wrote:Okay thanks - maybe something for Corsair's to stock?
They are 100 Euros?


€100 was the last number I heard.

If there is enough interest in these gloves in the UK, then I will definitely speak with Arcensis about making their gloves available through Corsair's Wares. I'm a little bit hesitant right now, because ~£100 per pair is quite steep. That being said, if people are happy to pay £120 for the AF gloves, then these should be an easier sell. Hmmm.

Would anyone be interested in having access to these gloves through Corsair's Wares?
-- Keith Farrell --
Academy of Historical Arts: website | Facebook | blog
Fallen Rook Publishing: website | Facebook
User avatar
KeithFarrell
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 1162
Joined: 18 May 2010 18:38
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby the_last_alive » 16 Jul 2013 13:34

Do you think these would be usable with sabre or sidesword?
Martin Wilkinson
King Slayer
Intelligent Belligerent - I'll throw a jug of ale in your face, and kick you in the testicles.
"Short, broad, lots of hair, disturbingly keen on violence."
User avatar
the_last_alive
General
 
Posts: 3415
Joined: 20 Jun 2006 13:58
Location: london.

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby KeithFarrell » 16 Jul 2013 13:44

the_last_alive wrote:Do you think these would be usable with sabre or sidesword?


These gloves are no bigger than most of the hockey/lacrosse gloves I see, so if your sabre or sidesword will accommodate hockey/lacrosse gloves, then these shouldn't be too much of a problem. They are just fractionally too big to fit into the Rawlings synthetic baskets, if that will give you a point for reference.
-- Keith Farrell --
Academy of Historical Arts: website | Facebook | blog
Fallen Rook Publishing: website | Facebook
User avatar
KeithFarrell
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 1162
Joined: 18 May 2010 18:38
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby the_last_alive » 16 Jul 2013 13:48

KeithFarrell wrote:
the_last_alive wrote:Do you think these would be usable with sabre or sidesword?


These gloves are no bigger than most of the hockey/lacrosse gloves I see, so if your sabre or sidesword will accommodate hockey/lacrosse gloves, then these shouldn't be too much of a problem. They are just fractionally too big to fit into the Rawlings synthetic baskets, if that will give you a point for reference.


I'd definitely be interested in a better look/feel. How far round does the thumb protection come?
Martin Wilkinson
King Slayer
Intelligent Belligerent - I'll throw a jug of ale in your face, and kick you in the testicles.
"Short, broad, lots of hair, disturbingly keen on violence."
User avatar
the_last_alive
General
 
Posts: 3415
Joined: 20 Jun 2006 13:58
Location: london.

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby admin » 16 Jul 2013 13:57

Yes, I am potentially very interested, as these are one of the only gloves that seems to be able to double for both steel feder longsword and steel sabre.
http://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

I like swords more than you.
User avatar
admin
Emperor
 
Posts: 35036
Joined: 13 Mar 2006 17:28
Location: Guildford, Surrey, England.

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby Piermarco » 16 Jul 2013 14:17

Me too!
Piermarco
2nd Lieutenant
 
Posts: 325
Joined: 09 May 2011 20:47

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby Jacob_Lee » 16 Jul 2013 14:49

admin wrote:Yes, I am potentially very interested, as these are one of the only gloves that seems to be able to double for both steel feder longsword and steel sabre.


Likewise.

I find it exciting to hear new developments on gloves!
User avatar
Jacob_Lee
Corporal
 
Posts: 82
Joined: 03 Oct 2012 00:42

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby KeithFarrell » 16 Jul 2013 22:59

the_last_alive wrote:
KeithFarrell wrote:
the_last_alive wrote:Do you think these would be usable with sabre or sidesword?


These gloves are no bigger than most of the hockey/lacrosse gloves I see, so if your sabre or sidesword will accommodate hockey/lacrosse gloves, then these shouldn't be too much of a problem. They are just fractionally too big to fit into the Rawlings synthetic baskets, if that will give you a point for reference.


I'd definitely be interested in a better look/feel. How far round does the thumb protection come?


My thumb is completely protected by the gloves unless I take my thumb off the weapon for whatever reason. If you want to have a look at my pair of gloves at FightCamp then you would be welcome to do so :)
-- Keith Farrell --
Academy of Historical Arts: website | Facebook | blog
Fallen Rook Publishing: website | Facebook
User avatar
KeithFarrell
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 1162
Joined: 18 May 2010 18:38
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby KeithFarrell » 16 Jul 2013 23:01

Jacob_Lee wrote:
admin wrote:Yes, I am potentially very interested, as these are one of the only gloves that seems to be able to double for both steel feder longsword and steel sabre.


Likewise.

I find it exciting to hear new developments on gloves!


Excellent! It seems that there is some interest in these gloves in the UK, so I will speak with Arcensis about making some kind of trade agreement. Hopefully I will be able to post some good news about Corsair's Wares in the near future :)
-- Keith Farrell --
Academy of Historical Arts: website | Facebook | blog
Fallen Rook Publishing: website | Facebook
User avatar
KeithFarrell
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 1162
Joined: 18 May 2010 18:38
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby Jacob_Lee » 16 Jul 2013 23:53

KeithFarrell wrote:
Jacob_Lee wrote:
admin wrote:Yes, I am potentially very interested, as these are one of the only gloves that seems to be able to double for both steel feder longsword and steel sabre.


Likewise.

I find it exciting to hear new developments on gloves!


Excellent! It seems that there is some interest in these gloves in the UK, so I will speak with Arcensis about making some kind of trade agreement. Hopefully I will be able to post some good news about Corsair's Wares in the near future :)


I can see my new hobby as: *Collector of HEMA artefacts*. And One day I'll be recognised as the one whom has the most extensive collection of gloves ever designed for HEMA.
User avatar
Jacob_Lee
Corporal
 
Posts: 82
Joined: 03 Oct 2012 00:42

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby KeithFarrell » 18 Jul 2013 10:31

Some more good news - it looks like Corsair's Wares will be stocking the Arcensis HEMA gloves and also their new model of HEMA bag! We should have some samples to bring to FightCamp with us in August.
-- Keith Farrell --
Academy of Historical Arts: website | Facebook | blog
Fallen Rook Publishing: website | Facebook
User avatar
KeithFarrell
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 1162
Joined: 18 May 2010 18:38
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby the_last_alive » 18 Jul 2013 10:39

KeithFarrell wrote:Some more good news - it looks like Corsair's Wares will be stocking the Arcensis HEMA gloves and also their new model of HEMA bag! We should have some samples to bring to FightCamp with us in August.


Great news.
Martin Wilkinson
King Slayer
Intelligent Belligerent - I'll throw a jug of ale in your face, and kick you in the testicles.
"Short, broad, lots of hair, disturbingly keen on violence."
User avatar
the_last_alive
General
 
Posts: 3415
Joined: 20 Jun 2006 13:58
Location: london.

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby the_last_alive » 19 Aug 2013 19:18

Having got a pair of these at FightCamp I can confirm that they fit me for both sabre and sidesword (I can even finger the ricasso on my Regenyei Firenze sidesword).

However others with larger hands may struggle with these for sabre with the thumb up the back.

After a few more bouts with them I'll report back more.
Martin Wilkinson
King Slayer
Intelligent Belligerent - I'll throw a jug of ale in your face, and kick you in the testicles.
"Short, broad, lots of hair, disturbingly keen on violence."
User avatar
the_last_alive
General
 
Posts: 3415
Joined: 20 Jun 2006 13:58
Location: london.

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby TyHar7 » 22 Aug 2013 17:01

the_last_alive wrote:Having got a pair of these at FightCamp I can confirm that they fit me for both sabre and sidesword (I can even finger the ricasso on my Regenyei Firenze sidesword).

However others with larger hands may struggle with these for sabre with the thumb up the back.

After a few more bouts with them I'll report back more.


Have you tested them with a Feder yet, protection wise?
"Right lads, its quite simple; we form a circle around the enemy and then fire!"

Ty "DeathEnder" Harris
User avatar
TyHar7
Sergeant-Major
 
Posts: 246
Joined: 28 Jan 2011 14:07
Location: Bedfordshire, Scholar of SG1

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby the_last_alive » 22 Aug 2013 17:06

TyHar7 wrote:
the_last_alive wrote:Having got a pair of these at FightCamp I can confirm that they fit me for both sabre and sidesword (I can even finger the ricasso on my Regenyei Firenze sidesword).

However others with larger hands may struggle with these for sabre with the thumb up the back.

After a few more bouts with them I'll report back more.


Have you tested them with a Feder yet, protection wise?


I haven't, but Keith has.
Martin Wilkinson
King Slayer
Intelligent Belligerent - I'll throw a jug of ale in your face, and kick you in the testicles.
"Short, broad, lots of hair, disturbingly keen on violence."
User avatar
the_last_alive
General
 
Posts: 3415
Joined: 20 Jun 2006 13:58
Location: london.

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby KeithFarrell » 22 Aug 2013 17:28

They hold up to sparring with feders quite nicely I find. If someone is swinging for the hills and hitting exceptionally hard then they may not be up to the task to the same extent as the AF gloves or the Polish Sparring Gloves, but they are still better than any lacrosse or hockey glove on the market. I use them for steel longsword sparring as my glove of choice, to combine protection with dexterity - with the caveat that I do switch to my AF gloves if I think my hands are going to be in a lot of danger from exceptionally powerful strikes.
-- Keith Farrell --
Academy of Historical Arts: website | Facebook | blog
Fallen Rook Publishing: website | Facebook
User avatar
KeithFarrell
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 1162
Joined: 18 May 2010 18:38
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Re: Review: Arcensis HEMA Gloves

Postby the_last_alive » 25 Aug 2013 16:47

Took a couple of solid hits to the hand with Regenyei sideswords. I felt them at the time, and for a few minutes afterwards, but can feel nothing of them now (they were all of 30-40 minutes ago).

All in all, I think these are the current ideal gloves for sabre & sidesword, maybe not for steel longsword (although I'm not that great at defending my hands).
Martin Wilkinson
King Slayer
Intelligent Belligerent - I'll throw a jug of ale in your face, and kick you in the testicles.
"Short, broad, lots of hair, disturbingly keen on violence."
User avatar
the_last_alive
General
 
Posts: 3415
Joined: 20 Jun 2006 13:58
Location: london.

PreviousNext

Return to Market & Reviews

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest