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SPES Heavy Gloves
SPES Heavy Gloves

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Price: $209.00


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SPES Lobster Heavy Gloves - Pair

**Features foam upgraded thumb cover**
Plastic cover is on Red Lobster version

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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: 1.4lb each, 2.8lbs/pair / (0.63kg each 1.27kg per pair.)

"Lobster" Thumb Caps
Price: $26.00

"Lobster" Thumb Caps

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5 of 5 SPES Heavy Gloves April 4, 2021
Reviewer: KATackett from FL United States  
They work very well and shipping was quick

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4 of 5 Amazing and protective! April 3, 2021
Reviewer: Armaduke  
These gloves are super handy for longsword fighting and offer ultimate protection, I hardly felt any pain on any blow I got to my fingers. The only issue I have is the fabric separation between the middle finger and the ring finger. When wielding a Feder it took some time for my fingers to feel comfortable and not worn out rubbing against the inner patting. But some quick practice and better gripping will fix that problem easily!

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5 of 5 One of the more affordable options on the market March 22, 2021
Reviewer: T. from ,  
I've sparred HEMA with these gloves for a few weeks and would say they're excellent. Are they absolutely perfect? No, but nothing on the market short of custom work is. I was sold after hearing testimonies from friends that they last 2+ years with rigorous 3-4 day a week usage.
Drawback: Ties on plates break over time. Easier than fixing rivets, use zip tie or sturdy thread.
Protection: Fantastic for calibrated hits and generally I would only worry if someone was using very improper form for their strikes. I would say for protection this is probably one of the cheaper options you can do while not raising risk for hand injuries.  

Drawback: Rare shots and poor grip may leave the underside of the thumb exposed. Thumbcaps or padding correct this.
Purpleheart shipping was prompt and extremely quick, sooner than expected. Did not need customer service as the purchase was a very smooth transaction.

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5 of 5 Strong March 19, 2021
Reviewer: Ronald Boardman from Troy, NH United States  
These gloves break in quick and offer excellent protection. Trust the chart sizing. I wear large or xlarge gloves normally and the chart sizer said Small. I trusted it and am glad I did. They fit like a,,well,,,glove. You will notice that it does affect your grip and postures at first but once you get the feel of them, handling a feder or waster is fluid again. Glad I got them.

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5 of 5 very good hand protection March 6, 2021
Reviewer: Satisfied Customer from , NE US  
good hand protection.  primary using this against bokken/jo staff so that students can go full force without worrying about hurting me.  good training tool.  PH did wonderful Job of communicating and shipping immediately after our conversation.  Very Happy.

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