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"Lobster" Thumb Caps
"Lobster" Thumb Caps

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Price: $26.00

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SPES "Lobster" V1 Thumb Upgrade.

For Lobster gloves without upgraded thumb (over 2 years old now - ask us if unsure)

Upgrade set for the Gloves without extra thumb protection. "Lobster" Heavy Gloves v. 1.0.

The set consists of two overlays made from styrogum and four elastic laces of approx. 15 cm length.

Overlays improve the functionality of gloves by increasing the protection level of thumbs. Thanks to their structure, they minimize the risk of possible injuries during historical fencing trainings. The set is light and easy to install.

To mount the overlays correctly, please follow the instructions below:
Pictures HERE.

  1. Bring the set out of the packaging and check the number of elements.
  2. Put the overlays on thumbs, covering the first plastic segment and propounding the second through the opening.
  3. Attach the laces to the nearest elements fastening the plastic segments to gloves. The rest of laces can be cut off or hidden under the segments – you decide.

Material: Foam Plastic
Weight: oz / g

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 A Much Needed Improvement to the Old Spevies August 5, 2019
Reviewer: Kirsten Meredith from Salt Lake City, UT United States  
At 26$ a pair, these caps are the next best thing to having a new pair of Spez Heavies with the updated thumb. Easy to install with a bit of intentful shoving (get it over the thumb tip first, then seat it over the second lame), these caps add next to nothing in weight but do well to help with sliding hits that come down the blade and miss the cross. We've had the small zip ties fail a few times, but those are easily replaced. We've had a couple thumbs fail at the weak point where the thumb overlaps the 2nd lame, but this might be addressed or reinforced in future iterations. But again, for $26, this is a great improvement. Might not be compatible with all ring hilts (i.e. VB ringhilts tend to be slightly to narrow to thumb the schilt through the ring with these caps). Grip can be adjusted, but a busted thumb can't.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Easy to install, works great. April 9, 2019
Reviewer: Gregory Smith from Newark, CA United States  

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