Medieval Gauntlets from the Battle of Visby, 14th c.
Steel and Leather, various colours
These gauntlets are based on a find from the battle site of Korsbetningen (island of Gotland, Swe-den), just outside the city walls of Visby, where an army of Gutnish yeomen and peasants fighting against the conquest of Gotland by the Danes was crushed by the forces of King Valdemar IV of Denmark (Valdemar Atterdag) on July 27th, 1361.
The battle gauntlet we offer here as a pair is crafted from 2 mm thick leather and 1.6 mm steel. The upper leather features riveted metal plates that entirely cover the back of the hand and the five fingers. It is riveted onto an inner glove made of softer leather. The long riveted-on leather cuff is reinforced with oblong steel plates on the inside and equipped with an adjustable leather strap and a brass buckle for a comfortable, custom fit at the wrist.
This pair of articulated leather and plate gauntlets offers a combination of safety, freedom of movement and wearing comfort. It is most fitting for late medieval settings and particularly well-suited for the representation of a 14th c. northern European warrior. An ideal accessory for re-enactment and LARP!
– Material: genuine leather, steel- Available colours: black or light brown- One-size (glove size approx. 9 to 10, large enough for stout hands)- Weight (pair): approx. 1700 g
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