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SPES Heavy Gloves V1.0 - Pair

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SPES Lobster Heavy Gloves Version 1.0 - Pair

The SPES Heavies are designed to protect your hands from injury during training in historical fencing. These gloves provide full coverage for all five fingers in a lobster design.

The pockets are separated into a thumb slot, index and middles finger slot, and ring and pinkie fingers slot.

Thanks to these heavy gloves, training with heavy weapons, feders, and dussacks is much safer.

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  • The outside part of the palm and fingers are protected by the overlapping plastic elements made of polypropylene. Polypropylene has high resistance to cracking, which guarantees a higher durability.
  • The 11cm fabric cuff is reinforced by six plates covered with leather in order to protect the wrist bones.
  • A leather belt with buckle enables manual adjustment of the glove at the wrist for a better fit.
  • The inner part of the gloves is covered with synthetic leather.
  • The quilting on the gloves provides additional amortization against strikes to the hand.

Material: Natural leather, Synthetic leather, Cotton, Polypropylene
Weight: 2.2lbs / 950g

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Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 28 Write a review »

  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great product, poor service/delivery March 13, 2017
Reviewer: Jeffrey Miller from Menifee, CA United States  
I received an email about a day after placing my order. It said "your tracking number is ___"
So i emailed support a couple days later to get the actual tracking number. The person who replied told me my order has not shipped. That is all he wrote. He did not say why it hasn't shipped or when they expect to ship it.  So I emailed him back with "and why is that?"
He explained they don't have the item in stock. This is something a website typically will notify you of before you place an order.
So after waiting another week, my gloves arrive and they are damaged. There are several deep scratches on the plating of one of the gloves. I figure its not worth dealing with the incompetent staff to try and have them replace my item with an undamaged one.

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So far so good.... February 8, 2017
Reviewer: Heather Freeman from Charlotte, NC United States  
I'm a woman with very small hands, and these fit really very well.  All the usual complains about the SPES Heavy apply... they're bulky, etc.  I haven't had a chance to use them sparring yet, but I feel confident they're do the job. One thing I noticed is potentially problematic padding on the underside of the thumb, actually. I had a friend get her thumb fractured with these same gloves from a solid hit.  I suspect what happened is that the shock was pushed through and compressed the thumb against the grip.  I'm not sure if a little extra padding on the understand of the thumb would help or not... may be a rare enough occurrence that it's a giant concern.  And extra padding would be the already-bulky bulk of the gloves bulkier.  But I'll add an addendum if I have any troubles otherwise!

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Beat Christmas ever December 27, 2016
Reviewer: Christina Faltot from Natrona Heights, PA United States  
The service was quick and friendly! The product is fantastic.  My husband declared this year the best Christmas ever based on getting his new equipment.  Thank you for being such great Santas!

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My hands are safer! December 12, 2016
Reviewer: Jerrod Miller from Spokane, WA United States  
Rather than the gauntlet cuffs just flaring out, it would be nice if the seam was left open and a velcro (or some other option) strap was added.  This would keep the cuff out of the way by doubling up one (or more) plates in the cuff, or allow maximum sizing when opened to the last plate.  Overall they are pretty good though.

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SPES Heavy Gloves V1.0 - Pair December 12, 2016
Reviewer: Elizabeth Wolf from Woodbridge, CT United States  
This was a present and it seems to have been well received, though I have not even seen it yet myself.  It did take a very long time to come.

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