Gauntlets without separate fingers were developed at early XV century. The idea was to create good protection of the palm where four fingers will be covered by one large steel plate. Such armor was called Mitten Gauntlets or Hentzen (Germany), mitons (French), mittene (Italian). They were commonly used both at the battle fields and during tournaments. Some examples of mitten gauntlets had additional plate with hole and steel pin on the other side. When knight was taking a sword – mitten got locked by the pin. In this case disarmament was mostly impossible.
Our Mitten Gauntlets are articulated. Such functional construction is approved by experienced HMB and IMCF sportsmen as the most effective hand protection:
– comfortable cuff that suits any steel plate forearm (brassards);
– perfect articulation over the first knuckle;
– fully covered thumb.
Gauntlet mittens are equipped with sewn padded mitten inside.
This armor can be made from mild steel, tempered spring steel or titanium.