Late medieval steel and leather battle gauntlets
These impressive late medieval battle gauntlets were made from a find that came from Korsbetningen (a small Gotland island of Sweden).
Outside the city walls was a battlefield where a fight took place between Swedish Gotland and Denmark on 27 July 1361. The Danish king Waldemar IV was victorious and successfully conquered Gotland.
The battle gauntlets are made of 1.6mm thick steel and 2mm thick leather. The back of the hand and the fingers are equipped with steel plates, which are fully movable. The inside of the glove is made of soft leather.
The firm leather part has elongated steel plates on the inside, which are riveted to the outside of the glove. These not only protect against blows to the hand and arm, but also decorate the glove remarkably.
A leather strap is attached to the back, which serves to fasten the glove to the arm. This is adjustable in size and can be individually adapted to the arm.
-Battle gauntlets for the representation of the late Middle Ages
-Made of 1.6mm steel and 2mm thick leather
-Back of the hand and all 5 fingers completely covered with steel plates on the upper side
-Internal glove is completely made of soft, flexible leather
-The leather part that goes over the wrist has steel plates on the inside, which are riveted on the outside
-For fastening on the arm, a leather strap + buckle is attached on the back (size adjustable)
-The battle gauntlets are fully movable
-One order corresponds to 1 pair of gloves (2 pieces)
Size: one size fits all (approx. size 9 to 10. Suitable for strong hands).
Weight (pair): approx. 1.7 kg
Scope of delivery: 1 pair of battle gauntlets