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SPES Fingertip Protectors - Set of 10



 
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SPES Fingertip Protectors - Set of 10

These fingertip protectors are made to be used inside fencing gloves to protect your fingertips against hits.

They are made of a specially shaped durable plastic that protects each fingertip individually.

Set consist 10 pieces - five for each hand.
Features

Material: Plastic
Weight: 11oz / 300g

Average Rating: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 20 Write a review »

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Fit like a glove, IN the gloves. ;-) January 18, 2017
Reviewer: Patrick Thomas from Orange Park, FL United States  
They work great inside the Red Dragon gloves i have.

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Excellent idea, some effort to actually use. December 20, 2016
Reviewer: J. Reis from St. Louis, MO United States  
These proved too large to fit into the gloves with which I intended to use them. The problem was the height of the protectors (that is the distance from the edge of the open bottoms to the tops covering one's fingernails). The finger protectors are all the same size (save the large thumb covers) while the fingers of pretty much all gloves are not, thus protectors which fit perfectly the index finger will badly stretch out the ring & little finger portions of your gloves. In turn, gloves large enough to accommodate the pinky protector are much too large overall to fit the hand properly.

I might have been able to trim or otherwise reshape these to work, but I chose not to go through the effort (hopefully the universe will not repay me with a finger injury). I eventually got the protectors worked into a pair of old work gloves for use with singlestick, where I expect they can do some good.

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A MUST HAVE December 6, 2016
Reviewer: John Durish from Springfield, VA United States  
On Sunday, 4 Dec 2016, I took a shot to the hand, shattering the plastic protector. I have no doubt the SPES protector saved me from a broken finger. If you HEMA, you must have these or something like them.

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They so what they are supposed to November 21, 2016
Reviewer: Tony H from Plainfield, IN United States  
These work the way they are supposed to protect by distributing out a blow or absorbing it into the glove but I dislike the general shape on them. I have made some of my own out if HDPE for free that I find more useful and typically don't even use these.

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Decieiving product November 7, 2016
Reviewer: RK from Cambridge, ON Canada  
Note that these are half-cup hard plastic end caps, not a rubbery plastic that goes around your whole finger. The picture is really deceiving imho.

Tried these with red dragon gloves and found some problems. First, after some use you tend to have your fingers getting under the caps which is rather uncomfortable and would be very painful if taking a hit to the hand. Second, they're just so bloody uncomfortable.

Safety comes above all so I would maybe consider putting them back in if I was using long sword rather than sabre, but at that point you should be using shell gloves instead, right?



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