Phil the Grips wrote:or, to put it another way, were gauntlets generally not worn that much,other than with harness? More of a modern safety need/reenactment convention than a requirement of a historical battlefield?
Certainly hand protection was not at all widespread before or after this period.
I was thinking about this at the weekend in another situation too - the firebox/tray. Not a re-enactorism as such but more of a necessary "evil"?