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Absolute Force HEMA Gloves - Pair
Absolute Force HEMA Gloves - Pair

Price: $139.99


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Absolute Force's 2014 HEMA Fighting Gloves. The improved version of the previous model. Comes in sets of 2. Only available in black.

  • Features additional protection to the back of the hand, cuff, and thumb.
  • Allows all 5 fingers to move freely.
  • Beta tested for improvements catering to the community.
Available in Medium and Large.

See Sizing tab for more information.
  • Improved finger mobility.
  • Deeply bifurcated finger shell.
  • Lobster tail articulation.
  • Reinforced thumb.
  • Tighten with laced strings.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 2.5 of 5 2.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 9 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 quite enough October 27, 2017
Reviewer: Altan from Istanbul/Turkey  
For longsword sparring with feders these gloves are quite enough. I did 5-6 longsword sparring session with my af deluxe gloves and i think they are very strong and secure. I have been hit from many different spots (including my thumb), and I just felt like a little touch. Cuff lenght is very good for wrist to elbow protection. And of course the price is very reasonable.
I also want to thank you PurpleHeart for delivering the product so fast and well.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
2 of 5 Good Protection, nothing else good though July 18, 2016
Reviewer: Matthew Brown from Kenedy, TX United States  
Protects your hands and forearms very well against fairly sharp blows.  You'll feel it, but it will not be debilitating or damaging.

However, the articulation is non-existent, the construction looks slightly better than a DIY project (i.e., most of the inner lining is held on by glue without much stitching, and it quickly comes unglued), and the worst offender by far is that I can't keep my hands closed without wasting a lot of forearm energy.  I spend so much energy keeping the glove closed, even after a long break in period, that I can barely grip my longsword.  One of the guys from my club cut the arm cuffs off just to gain some wrist articulation, and that worked fairly well.  But as they come, they aren't horrible, but they aren't terribly good.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
1 of 5 Unfortunate May 7, 2016
Reviewer: Jack from Staunton, VA United States  
Regrettably, after a year of extensive wear, I cannot recommend these gloves. I'm not a very large dude, but perhaps above average with fittingly large hands, so I acquired the largest size available and they were too small. They are a pain to put on, I have to wrestle my hands into them or re-lace the gloves. Additionally, laces. On a glove that grants the user all the dexterity of an oven mitt. Not a good idea. I have given up on tying these closed on my own, opting to simply let them drape. I was also disappointed that the palm is unprotected, resulting in my fingers popping out and sizeable blisters, because I cannot get a proper grip. I would have worn baseball gloves, if I thought they'd fit. Just recently, the glue that anchored some of the interior pads gave way and the interior of the glove is falling apart.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
1 of 5 Can't grip sword March 24, 2016
Reviewer: Josh from NY, United States  
The fit of these gloves makes it physically impossible for me hold a sword properly in ochs (ox) guard. Other positions are not much better. Basically, these are the most expensive paperweights I've ever bought. I'm confused by all of the positive reviews... Maybe they work for people with very large hands or something? Although, I don't really see how they could. There isn't even enough room on my waster's grip for these things.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Good Option January 28, 2016
Reviewer: Michael Crosby from Minnetrista, MN United States  
After one training session, wearing the fencing gloves and trying to put on the gauntlets is a bear (fingertips) and I discovered my finger tips had slipped the finger cups of the gauntlet periodically.  Bear handed use presented no such problems while maintaining supirior protection and dexterity over hockey/lacrosse gloves.

Fit and finish seem solid.  The protective shell is well made and provides nice protection.  The inner cushioning area did have a few parts (a thumb tab to protect from some stitching I think) that were attached with glue and seemed to quickly detach.  I used superglue to stick it back on.  There are a few other interior areas that look like the adhesive used is weakening so I my fencing bag will include superglue.

Stronger adhesive on some areas is needed and structure in the fingertip cups would make donning the gauntlets with the gloves an easier task.

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