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Koning Gloves by St. Mark Black Medium
Koning Gloves by St. Mark Black Medium

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Price: $265.00

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November 2019 - still no word on availability, we will update this page as soon as we hear anything positive.

The Koning glove is a reimagined fencing glove with a classical look, which embodies the arts we are reviving. It is made with care to detail, and from the best materials available. The leather in the glove are a supple goat and sheepskin for great movement and feel, with a vegetable tanned cow leather side for the upper part. Both leathers are from European animals and produced in Europe in accordance with strict environmental standards.

Inside the Koning there is a thick hard shell cover that takes the brunt of the force of the blows. Underneath that, we have a special lamination of soft padding materials for the best energy absorption possible. The design is made to allow movement of fingers, and it draws from a classical European heritage, using quatrefoil as decoration on the floating cuff that protects the wrist. The glove has also been reinforced with double leather in especially exposed areas, such as across the palm, the inside of the thumb, and the side of the index finger. The slit across the knuckles provides improved movement. The Koning is suitable for heavy drilling, competing and sparring with such weapons as longsword, backsword, single sword, and sabre.

The name of the glove, the Koning, comes from the King of the Franco-Belgian fencing guilds. Whoever won the guilds tournament was named Koning and earned special priviliges for that year, if someone became Koning for three consecutive years they were named emperors, Kaisers, and earned those priviliges for life.

The Koning is approved for competition at all major HEMA tournaments including Swordfish, Longpoint, the Nordic League, the Swedish National Championships, Purpleheart Open, Longpoint, etc.

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review »

  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Koning Gloves by St. Mark black med. June 20, 2019
Reviewer: Daryl H from MT United States  
I've had the Koning gloves for about 1 month.  As other people have stated they are stiff at first. But, they are breaking in well. We shall see how they last and will get back.

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4 of 5 Havent used them yet June 2, 2019
Reviewer: Derek Guard from South Wales, NY United States  
They need to be worked in to get the suople enough to use. Almost there. Hopefully I can update this once I have been able to use them.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 The Best on the Market, whenever they're in stock! May 3, 2019
Reviewer: Collin V from ROCKVILLE, MD United States  
Thanks to Christian and Purplheart, I was notified as soon as these came back in stock and bought them immediately. I own SPES heavies, Neyman Thokks and SparringGloves, but these are by FAR the best Heavy Gloves on the market. Fantastic control and dexterity, even fitting inside my rapier guard. Purpleheart even shipped them out same day, and I had them in time for Open Fencing at my club. The only caveat is that these are not the only gloves you should own, definitely have a backup pair, and that they're probably not great for beginners who have little control or understanding of how to keep their hands protected. Start with SPES heavies, I'd recommend to get Konings when you get to an Intermediate Level.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Once you break them in, outstanding January 14, 2019
Reviewer: Robert Kay from Grantham, NH United States  
Takes a bit to break them in, but once you do... just fantastic. Have fenced multiple time with steel and have been hit in the fingers, back of the hand, and wrist. No injuries. Love the control.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 The best hema glove on the market. November 6, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  

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