Medieval hourglass gloves with finger shields

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Meet the medieval hourglass gloves with pair of finger shields – separate fingers for maximal mobility and functionality.

The package includes:

  • Pair of gloves with stitched leather gloves
  • Pair of finger shields for additional protection

The protection for your hands. 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 the medieval hourglass gloves with pair of finger shields is made of hardened steel or titanium, 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.

Hand Armor FAQ

A, B and F – are measurements for the gauntlets required to make them or find out the right size.

Gather your tools:

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Flexible measuring tape
Hand measurements for the gauntlets FAQ 1

Step 1: Trace your handprint:

Lay your hand flat, fingers relaxed. Carefully outline your entire hand, including fingertips and wrist.

Hand measurements FAQ 2

Step 2: Palm length:

Grab the measuring tape and measure the straight line from your middle finger’s tip to your palm’s base at the wrist. This is your palm length (A).

Step 3: Knuckle width:

Using the outline you drew on the paper in step 1, measure the straight-line distance across the knuckles (B).

Hand measurements FAQ 3

Step 4: Palm circumference:

Keep your fingers relaxed and together. Wrap the tape snugly around your knuckles This is your palm circumference (F).

Hand measurements FAQ 4

Pro tips for perfect sizing:

  • Dominant hand: If one hand is larger, mark it for specific size checks.
  • Size up: When between sizes, opt for slightly larger measurements for the gauntlets
Hand measurements FAQ 5

Additional information


Hardened steel, Titanium