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14th Century Hourglass Gauntlets: Top View by royaloakarmoury 14th Century Hourglass Gauntlets: Top View by royaloakarmoury
Here is a pair of gauntlets in the hourglass form of the 14th century. Their general construction is based on contemporary artwork and a selection or remaining artifacts, and the princely embellishment takes its inspiration from several sources. These gauntlets exemplify the jewellery-like quality of early plate armours, which embody the technical and artistic repertoire of their craftsmen and the exuberant taste and wealth of the patrons who commissioned and wore them.

The acorn motif which decorates and reinforces the metacarpal protection is based on an example in the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, as is the wiggle-work and decorative file-work across the knuckles. The brass trim on the cuff is etched, punched, and chased in an “amour” motif based on the 14th century gauntlets in the Wallace collection. Construction of the spiked gadlings and other finger elements is based on the funerary achievements and effigy of Edward, the Black Prince, in Canterbury Cathedral.
In our version the body of the gauntlet has been hot-raised from a single plate of 16 gauge steel. Finger elements are constructed of 20 gauge steel and brass, and permit excellent freedom of movement without binding, pinching, or gapping. Every individual plate is cut and formed to fit a specific joint, carefully measured from the traced outline of a hand provided. Finger plates are then riveted to thin, elastic goatskin which is in turn attached to a high-quality deerskin glove.

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JuhaniAnanin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  New member Professional Artisan Crafter
A good example on the effectiveness of combining warm and cold colored metals. Glorious.
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somercet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Wow.
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serget2 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Y they make like Italian Glove ?
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Thorgaz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such an inspirational piece of work!
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Dumbledape Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow gorgeous
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Void-Angel-Xero Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work. Seeing older techniques and manufacture methods is always a pleasure. Stops this artform from falling by the wayside.
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Talty Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! :) You have been featured here: [link] have a good day!
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Bad-at-Halo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eww
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Nehemet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow.
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zentraldogma Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
OMFG!
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