kit wrote:Well, I'm simply not a good enough fighter to protect my hands in the way that I'd like to (at least in longsword), and that lack of confidence affects my entire fight. I still want to be able to see if I can fight with steel without having to worry about ensuring that I have the necessary level of technical perfection to protect the bare hand. And whilst hocky and lacrosse gloves give some protection, I can tell by the bruising of my thumbs that not enough that way comes
I'm planning on going to Colin's event next year and I want to ensure that I've got hand protection that I can use before then. Preferably that I can fence in at Dreynevent and SWASH. That will probably mean a more expensive glove, but if it contributes to a better cheaper one then I'm all for that.
At the moment I think the Ensifer gloves do seem to be the best option
I keep looking at the Ensifers for next year, but price is scaring me... Anja and I have committed to going to Colin's thing, but the equipment costs are getting scarey!