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Get Dressed for Battle hourglass gauntlets

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:44 pm
by rustyfrenchman
Hi there,
Just wondering whether anyone has any experience of the GDFB gauntlets as I am thinking of getting some. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Damian

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:58 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
They look like they are playing the piano.

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:29 pm
by James The Archer
That was my tought too!

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:02 pm
by Nigel
gauntlets off the peg are usually not a good idea

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:46 am
by rustyfrenchman
Hmm oki, Ill get them custom made!

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:06 am
by Fox
Nigel wrote:gauntlets off the peg are usually not a good idea
If you can afford it, the difference between made-to-measure and off-the-peg is definitely worth it.

Lancaster's Armourie offer a level of inbetween, "munitions" type armour, but still sized to fit.

If you do want to buy off-the-peg guantlets, definitely try them on first. If your hands differ significantly from the guantlets you'll end up getting hurt.

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:59 pm
by Colin Middleton
IF you want something with that level of decoration, please get them made to fit you.

Hands are such individual things and ill fitting gauntlets hurt!

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:39 pm
by rustyfrenchman
No I actually prefer simple gauntlets.. I don't like anything too fancy.. I have munitions grade armour .. I was just trying to find a good deal and I have tried various gauntlets to find that many do not even grip properly and are too stiff..

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:08 pm
by Fox
rustyfrenchman wrote:...and are too stiff..
Most armour needs a little "breaking in", more so for "value" items.

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:18 pm
by gregory23b
mark Vickers was selling a pair of articulated (not hourglass) gauntlets for something in the region of 130-150, last year, they were excellently made and a great price.

If you value your hands get them made to fit.

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:31 pm
by rustyfrenchman
I see, well I have got Maxim Suprovich to make some for me out of spring steel. Check out his stuff its really nice! (www.wildarmoury.com)! Gave him my exact hand measurements :)