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Hourglass Gauntlets - Red
Hourglass Gauntlets - Red
Item no: 20140251
Your price : LoginRRP: 199,99 EUR
EAN Number:5704742204416
Brand:Epic Armoury
Type:Gauntlet
Colour:Red
Position:Hands
Thickness:1mm / 19 gauge
Size:One Size
Weight:1231 grams / 43,42 oz
Full Length:26,0
Hand Width:10,0
Forearm Length:5,0
Elbow Width:14,0
Wrist Width:8,0
Index Finger cm:7,0
Released:
Material 1:Mild Steel
Release Date:30-05-2016
Universe:Sovereign
Note:
Size Guide... - Measurements are all in cm if not stated otherwise.
This product can have slight deviations in pattern, colours and shape.

Your squire slips the custom-fit Hourglass 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 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.

DETAILS

Epic Armoury's new Red Hourglass Gauntlets are a set of mild steel gloves designed to protect the wrist, back of the hand and knuckles in combat without compromising manoeuvrability. From fingers to the wrist, you can expect these gauntlets to keep you safe. Each gauntlet protects the fingers, covering them with thick leather, knuckle plates and shiny brass rivets. The back of the hand is protected by a rigid, sculpted plate. A short vambrace protects the wrist.

The steel is decorated with red coloured split-leather and the gauntlet is worn via a leather glove underneath. The finger protection of the glove is sewn onto the leather glove, with a leather strap around the palm to secure the gauntlet onto the hand. Made from polished mild steel with rolled edges, these gauntlets are impressive in appearance and easily paired with other Epic Armoury armours.

Available in Red, Green, or Black.

HISTORY

  • 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

  • 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 be treated with a wax or quality acid-free vegetable oil and kept in dry storage. Metal armour containing leather parts would needs a separate maintenance for the leather. Please read the "Leather Straps and Fittings" section below for leather cleaning and maintenance using leather-care products.

Degreasing and preparing your armour for use

When you open your armour, you may be overwhelmed by the smell of grease and oil. The oil has been applied to protect your armour during storage and transport. Use a degreasing product or mineral spirits and a dry cloth or paper towels to remove all the oil from your plate armour parts. Chainmail is a bit harder to remove all the oil from the links, but it can be done in much the same way. Wipe off as much as you can with a dry cloth, and with the remaining oil, you can remove the grease from the chainmail with mineral spirits or another solvent by spraying it on the links. You can also choose to fully submerge your chainmail in a degreasing product and use your hands to agitate the metal in the solution, this will completely remove all oil and grease from your links. After removal of the oil, make sure to dry your armour thoroughly. Strong, warm sunlight is great for drying your armour, but you can also use a hairdryer or a heat gun to speed up the process. Be careful not to overheat any leather parts when using a heat gun.

Cleaning

Moisture is the enemy of armour and chainmail. 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 acid-free vegetable oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of the 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 wax or quality acid-free vegetable oil. Epic Dark products are specially treated to resist rust, but should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage.

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.

All prices are without vat

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