Your squire slips the leather band of your custom-fit Hourglass Demi Gauntlet over your hand, adjusting it to be comfortable and snug. You paid top coin for this armour, and you expect people will be impressed when they see how it shines on the battlefield.
Your blacksmith assured you that the Hourglass Demi Gauntlets’ design was the latest in technology, able to withstand and deflect attacks--even the worst of slashes to make it beyond your sword’s crossguard. You are a mighty warrior, indeed, to be the owner of such fine craftsmanship. A fitting symbol of your godly-given status.
Epic Armoury’s Hourglass Demi Gauntlets are a set of mild steel gloves designed to protect the wrist and back of the hand in combat without compromising manoeuvrability. Each gauntlet is forged to fit comfortably over the hand, overlapping the first knuckles with a thick metal plate decorated with shiny metal rivets. A short vambrace protects the wrist.
The steel fits comfortably over your own leather glove, worn through the vambrace opening and secured with a leather band around the palm. Made from polished mild steel with rolled edges, these demi gauntlets are impressive and affordable. With its low-fantasy and neutral appearance, these Hourglass Demi Gauntlets are easily paired with other Epic Armoury metal works.
- Various forms of gauntlets have been around for millennia, but reached a pinnacle during the early renaissance
- Historically used by soldiers and knights and considered an essential piece of armour
- Demi gauntlets allowed better dexterity than a full gauntlet, while sacrificing the safety of the fingers
- Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
- Rolled edges with no sharp edges
- Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
- Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
- Polished steel finish
Epic Armoury metal works products should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage. All our metal armours contain leather parts that need regular maintenance using leather-care products to keep the leather from drying out.
If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible.
After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality machine or mineral oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.
Rust-Prevention and Removal
Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in paste wax, oil, or water-displacing liquid.
Leather Straps and Fittings
Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.
You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.