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About Hands


Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right.

Ani DiFranco

So if you want to hold weapon perfectly, Steel Mastery presents a rich collection of medieval hand armor, thoroughly developed and produced by professionals of their craft. Every single of our hand protection provides maximum protection, comfort, and functionality. 

  • First products to draw your attention are definitely metal fingered and mitten gauntlets – the pinnacle of Medieval period engineering – stylish, glorious, and fabulous for historical reenactment, fencing, SCA and other Medieval style events and competitions. This section will help with choosing fully authentic classic finger gauntlets, brutal plate gloves for fencing, not as elegant but absolutely unbreachable. These item’s noble steel completes any set while guaranteeing its owner great quality as well as high protection. Just imagine how you lay down your hand armor to your opponent ;)
  • Brigandine mittens are a little less popular than original ones, however, protect as well. Moreover, they are magnificent with brigandine armor. For example, take historical Visby brigandine gauntlets for Visby armor. In case you need best combat mittens, we have these - set of leather laminar mittens, made of steel but covered with leather, modest however comfortable and greatly protecting.
  • If you are a proud owner of late XIII-XIV Medieval armor, we have scale and mail gauntlets and mittens – mail hand protection for those who want to feel oneself a Crusader or Viking. This early type of protection is a handcrafted mailed canvas sewn on the quilted mitten. Just like this medieval period chainmail glove with rondels.
  • In Padded gloves and leather mittens sections, we have various padded hand armour you can use just as functional standalone guard for the soft training as well as insets into a metal fist or steel hand protection. More to that, there are such peculiar items like manica - gladiator padded protection.

For over 15 years our craftsmen are forging, riveting, sewing historical hand armor for your arms that are holding weapons. Being in accordance with Medieval style armour fashion, this protection, nonetheless, represents the highest level of quality plus reliability. This guarantees that owners are happy to have all their fingers safe and unharmed during the fiercest fights. 

Before placing order remember to take measurements. For your convenience, we’ve prepared How to take measurements for gauntlets manual. Be sure to use it to receive proper custom handcrafted hand armor. After all, we will certainly produce it according to your order. 

In case the item you’ve ordered doesn’t fit, you can always return it at your cost so that craftsmen from Steel Mastery can readjust your order in a way that satisfies your desires.

You’ve looked all our hand armor collection through and haven’t found anything for your taste? No problem! Contact us via our email [email protected], send pictures, photos, and wishes so we can produce an entirely new custom model specifically for you.

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How to wear medieval gloves

Guys, look our review of incredibly cool gloves! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvLdilnoVOo
This practical model was widespread among knight in the Middle Ages. 

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Review about items

"MIDNIGHT" leather gloves
"MIDNIGHT" leather gloves

It looks as amazing and of quality beyond my expectations.Same as your Witcher gambeson. The gloves are gorgeous!

Visby brigandine gloves
Rick B
Visby brigandine gloves

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.

Classic Finger Gauntlets
Bill G.
Classic Finger Gauntlets

Very high quality, I am very pleased. They fit well. good articulation and excellent craftmanship.

Brigandine gauntlets - mid 14th century
Brigandine gauntlets - mid 14th century

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.