Medieval Gauntlets

Medieval gauntlets were used as part of a knight’s or soldier’s protective armor. In the Middle Ages, the hands and wrists were considered high injury risks because weapons mostly used by close-combat soldiers at that time were swords, maces, and axes.
Glove armor and hand protection was slowly prioritized in the middle of the medieval period. Early gauntlets were made of thick leather, as it offered a bit of feeble protection that allowed flexibility to hold weapons tight.

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