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Medieval Steel Gauntlets | Medieval Bracers

Medieval Steel Gauntlets | Medieval Bracers

The late medieval fighting gauntlets we offer here as a pair are quite similar to those from the famous Churburg #13 harness, and are also known as hourglass gauntlets due to their sandglass-like design. The original full plate armour can be seen in the Armoury of the Castle of Churburg (Castel Coira) in South Tyrol, Italy, and is thought to have been made in Milan in the late 14th century (about 1390).

Our Churburg gauntlets are made by hand from steel that is 1 to 1.2 mm thick (slight variations in steel thickness may occur due to the hand manufacturing process). They are elegantly adorned and reinforced with sheet brass across the knuckles, wrist, and lower cuff, just like the original specimens. The inside is lined with plush, sewn-in suede leather gloves and blacked for increased corrosion protection.

These finger gauntlets impress not only with their historically accurate, original appearance, but also with their flexible form that allows for enough movement. The integrated suede gloves, as well as additional thick leather cushions sewn and tacked onto them to keep them from rubbing against the steel plates, assure wearing comfort.

Of course, these completely wearable, articulated plate gauntlets can be used with other medieval knight's armours besides the Churburg. They're best used in late-medieval situations, and they're especially well-suited to portraying a 14th-century European warrior or knight. Please keep in mind that these steel gauntlets are not intended for combat reenactment, but rather for high-end costuming or as a collection / exhibition piece.

  • Material: 1.2 mm (18 gauge) mild steel, brass fittings, black suede gloves, leather pads
  • One-size (Large)
  • Outer dimensions (HxB): approx 28 x 13 cm
  • Dimensions of inner gloves: approx. 26 x 11 cm, corresponds roughly to glove size 9
  • Inner circumference at wrist: approx. 25 cm
  • Inner diameter at wrist: approx. 9 cm
  • Weight (pair): approx. 1740 g

Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.

The steel used here is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you to maintain the hourglass gauntlets on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oil, which is ideally suited for steel care.

General Specifications
Material 1.2 mm Steel and Brass
Weight 1.75 Kgs

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  • Model: 911119
  • Weight: 2.00kg
Ex Tax: 144.62€
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