The protection for your hand. These mittens are a historical reconstruction of the mid-14th century, when European armor improved and the first version of gauntlets appeared. “Hourglass” gloves usually have one large plate covering the outside of the hand and partially thumb. Steel cuff, which expands, closes the gap between the glove and the bracer, and gives the mitten the characteristic hourglass shape.
This model is made of hardened steel, due to which it has significantly less weight than mild steel. In the set we attach rondels on gloves to protect the fingers, which you can hold by the leather belt.
Despite the practicality of such plate gloves in the Middle Ages, we do not recommend using them in modern medieval combat. They are perfect for reconstruction, for sport they will be good as a glove under the shield for greater protection of the hand. Of course, you can put a rondel on your fingers and fight with it, but it would be better to consider another model to protect your hand. In modern fight, the load of crushing hits on the armor is much higher. And you can easily break your fingers.