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

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Price: $280.00

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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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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
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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The best hema glove on the market. November 6, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent January 19, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
I've always been tempted, I'm sure everyone's been tempted, but I caved and decided to give them a shot and see what all the fuss was about. What can I say? They're phenomenal. I use them for Sidesword and Longsword, and they're simply amazing for both. I've had them for a little over two weeks and I've already broken them in (Neats foot oil works wonders). They fit in the hilt of my Darkwood Armoury Sidesword. The only knock is the weight. It's going to take awhile to acclimate to the heft of these bad boys. It isn't noticable with the Longsword, but with a Sidesword it's very apparent. That said, after a month or so of training in them, I'm sure I won't feel it anymore. All in all I'm very pleased. First, they feel like they deserve their price point in quality, style, and feel. Second, the articulation is well thought out and noticable when compared to other HEMA gloves on the market. Lastly, they provide good protection without sacrificing mobility. I'm glad I caved.

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