About Brigandine gauntlets and mittens
Brigandine gauntlets and mittens
Visby brigandine gloves are one of many hand protection offers from Steel Mastery. Because every true reenactor needs something Visby in his/her chest. Just in case. No matter what, something based on finds from the Gotland island will never hinder. That is why we’ve looked at one of the most popular models – Visby brigandine gauntlets – and have upgraded it. Same two large forged plates on the back of the hand. Same wristband for better hands’ protection. But in this model fingers’ joints are not brigant but articulatory while knuckles are pyramids-shaped. Cool, isn't it? These Visby brigandine gauntlets will be a perfect choice to protect your hands and...
As every true woman had to have little black dress in her wardrobe, so every true reenactor/warrior has to have Visby brigandine. There is an armor must-have, rough but reliable classics of European armor of the middle – 2nd part of the XIV century. Even if there are still discussions about brigandine's reliability up to now, so perfect protective qualities and robustness of Visby brigandine gauntlets (which had been also found on island Gotland, Sweden) are beyond doubts. Archaeologists excavated fragments of 18 gauntlets, but today we are interested only at the model, which is referred to the so-called “Type III” and “Type II” just a little. Interesting featu...
Brigandine mitten for buckler was design by our crafters specially for SCA and HEMA fighters. This mitten is a perfect combination of steel and leather that makes hand armor comfortable and reliable in using. Brigand mitten is for use with side-hold shield buckler. This mitten provides good mobility and safety of fingers and the inner part of hand. Two solid metal plates cover the palm and fingers; leather wristband is reinforced with additional plates and protects wrist well. Such mitten goes perfectly together with brigandine arm protection of the XV century. You can use this battle hand protection for: SCA HEMA Larp Stage performances Medieval festivals Reenactmen...
Brigandine gauntlets of the XIV was popular medieval hand armor of European knights. Good combination of metal and leather were making this protection comfortable in wearing and reliable during the battle. Our model of brigand gloves is based on the original Visby gauntlets of the 1340 year. Brigandine Visby gauntlet from Historiska Museet, Stockholm, 1340 year Metal plates are installed from the inner side of leather wristband, which is completely covers the wrist. Fingers are protected by overlapped steel plates. Leather straps on the palm part and belts with buckles on the wrists safely keep this medieval knight armour on the hand. Main photo shows custom-mad...
Brigandine gauntlets and mittens
Review about items
I received my pair a little while ago, and have been trying them out during practice over the last few weeks. They fit my hands very well and provide my hands/fingers/wrists great mobility, while still being properly protective.
Made to my custom measurements and requests already more comfortable than my other HEMA gloves to be honest, the price is reasonable as well although, keep in mind, if your package has to go through customs, you might have to pay almost as much as the original price for it, not that these guys can do anything about it of course, just something to keep in mind. I'll report back after using them a while.
A class of their own! Fitting perfectly to my hands and staying snuggly on, they have great mobility for my fingers and wrist. If that wasn't enough, they catch the eye of everyone who takes a look at my armor set, becoming the first thing that everyone wants to see!
fits great, looks even better. they are very, very close to the original gauntlets, so they're great for reenactment. the fit is good, i can sign my name in them, and they are comfortable enough. as with any gauntlet, wearing them will take a lot of getting used to, but it's worth it. the straps that hold the cuff closed can be used to attach the gauntlets to your belt when not in use, which is surprisingly useful. finally, the only problems i've found are that when they arrived the leather was slightly stiff, which was fixed simply by wearing them until they formed to my hands, and that the lining glove is a little bit too short, and can get in the way occasionally. it should also be noted that this style of cuff limits wrist mobility, so if that worries you, then you may want to ask for a different style of cuff, but that is not really a problem, it's simply a fact about Visby gauntlets that one should consider before ordering. overall, i'd give them a 4.8 out of 5, almost perfect