admin wrote:They look pretty good, with some small changes. The problem with things like this made out of leather is that they tend to be very stiff and/or very expensive. They don't need to be made out of leather and leather is a very expensive material these days (in Europe anyway).
I'm still holding out for someone to give a serious try to the Victorian solution:
Steel Mastery have got close to what is shown in the Maximillian woodcuts:
http://steel-mastery.com/en/padded-armo ... nd-mittens
Look on the floor... one of the only representations of the padded gloves that were actually used in the 15th century -
Magnus Hagelberg wrote:would think that they look 3 fingered. material is annybodys guess -cloth? mesh?
admin wrote:Not to mention that they would be fair easier/cheaper to make.
Johann, do you use yours for regular sparring? In your vids I don't remember them - if you don't, how come?
craftyfighter wrote:better than lacrosse gloves....yes, but only just.
Magnus L wrote:I might be hallucinating, but I seem to remember longsword being forbidden in some large tournament due to the hand damages involved.
Alex B wrote:Magnus L wrote:I might be hallucinating, but I seem to remember longsword being forbidden in some large tournament due to the hand damages involved.
Hutton claims that Francis I refused to allow longswords in the tournaments at the Field of the Cloth of Gold on the basis that there were no gauntlets that could protect against it.
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