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Gloves - Rapier and Singlestick
Gloves - Rapier and Singlestick

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Price: $49.00


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Gloves - Rapier and Singlestick

Soft gloves that are comfortable to wear and give a better grip on your weapon while offering significant forearm protection. They allow the use of a compound hilt or smaller hilt with ample finger dexterity.

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  • Kevlar knuckles and padded fingers offer extra protection.
  • Significantly less bulky than other padded gloves, with light padding on the wrist and fingers.
  • Better for using in a hilt.
  • A longer cuff protects the forearm.
  • Quality material at an affordable price.

Customer Review
"In addition these are the best gloves we have used for both our Shinkage heiho and Owari Kan Ryu sojutsu, and for our “weapons workouts.” I have been trying out different gloves for the past 30 some odd years, and yours are the best I’ve used in that time. They provide the best back of the fist and knuckle protection, and the length of the cuff is ideal for the Shinkage training."

Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great set of gloves! October 16, 2017
Reviewer: Devon Garden from Edmonton, AB Canada  
I've had these a few weeks now and they have been excellent.  I will echo what others have said that I measured medium but ordered XS and they fit like a dream.
In mixed sparring I've actually taken a few good hits to the finger tips and wrist from messers and sabers and, while painful, didn't leave any lasting damage.
I feel perfectly safe taking these with my rapier/buckler against most weapons.

I wouldn't longsword with them of course, but the padding is thick enough to soften some pretty good blows.
Only thing I might do different would be to get a larger size to better fit the SPES fingertip protectors.  I can get thim into these, but it really changes the mobility of the glove.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Sizing and service July 17, 2017
Reviewer: Carlos from ON Canada  
I purchased the size that my measurements recommended, with my hand having a circumference of 8.5 inches around the palm, I was supposed to get the medium. The medium was way too big though, with like 2 inches too much girth in the palm, and tips that my fingers would never reach. Luckily, Purpleheart Armoury has excellent customer service and was able to replace these with a new pair of size XS (which fit great!). I usually wear a size small, so I am not sure what kind of standard this product uses for sizing, but I find that going a size smaller than usual really worked for me - I like my gloves fitting just right, without too much extra room in the finger tips or between my fingers, etc. and the leather has stretched on mine (as would be expected) to practically mold itself to my hand. I really like these, especially for use with the Rawlings Practice Swords.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
AWESOME service, thanks again! June 28, 2017
Reviewer: Leanne Gonzalez-Singer from New York, NY United States  
I need to break these gloves in a bit, and even the XS is still a little big (feedback to the manufacturer - offer more small sizes!).  But a huge hearty thank you for rushing this order in time for me to participate in Kristine Konsmo's rapier intensive in NYC.  Fantastic service as always!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great product, Website makes them hard to size. February 16, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Lawrence, KS United States  
My gloves were a re-do.  I received a pair for Christmas that were the wrong size because I just guessed 'medium.'  The website lists sizes from x-small to x-large, with no guide based on standard fencing glove sizes, so I had to order another pair.  They arrived in a little over 6 weeks, and knew they would fit because there was a tag in the glove listing size- which was my fencing size.  That information would be nice to have on the website.  As far as the product goes, they are great protection for the weapons they are made for, and work well for any weapon that would require an off-hand parry as well as quarterstaff, pike, etc.  The gloves arrived in good condition and customer service was prompt to respond to any concerns online.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
A Basic Padded Glove February 15, 2017
Reviewer: Theodore Laverdure from Sudbury, ON Canada  
The gloves are good for rapier and controlled sparring with the sidesword. Beware, the wrist and the fingertips aren't padded and it hurts when you get hit in these areas.
After two weeks of constant use, there is already some wear at the seams.
This is a good starter glove for HEMAists.

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