"Michael" Heavy Clamshell Gloves
What a time to do HEMA! These low-profile mittens by CHFG offer incredible protection AND dexterity. A combo we thought was impossible is finally a reality!
Right out of the box these gloves offer more mobility than any other mitten glove we have used before, which only increases as you break them in further. The fully enclosed thumb provides a high level of protection while the overlapping plates on the knuckles protect against those hits you somehow failed to parry. The plates are also low profile enough to fit in most saber hilts, bucklers, or other spots you can generally cram a heavy glove into.
For sizing, measure around the palm and the width across the fingers (when gently touching each other), then refer to the sizing listed below:
Large: Width around palm 23 cm / 9 inches or less, finger width 8 cm / 3.15 inches
X-Large: Width around palm 23 cm / 9 inches or more, finger width 8-9 cm / 3.15 to 3.54 inches
So I am not a fan of clamshell gloves. They are either heavy, bulky, uncomfortable or a a combination of the three. That being said, I am really impressed with the Michael Heavy clamshell gloves. They are slim enough to put inside most sabre hilts, light, comfortable and need no breaking in. Plus, they are a cheaper alternative to the Gabriel five finger gloves. I am not disappointed in my purchase and need no breaking in. Plus, they are a cheaper alternative to the Gabriel five finger gloves. I am not disappointed in my purchase!
The Micheal gauntlets are sure safe and light allowing plenty of complex technical swings. The width of the Gauntlets are also thinner than a spes or Superior fencing gauntlets. They also look amazing and have a larger historical appeal!! Also it comes with an amazing carry bag and replacement bands!