Medieval Renaissance Hourglass Gauntlets
The plate was worn a leather glove, to the fingers and thumb of which small overlapping scales were attached to complete the defense of the hand. Hourglass gauntlets are considered the zenith of medieval gauntlets. The leather glove helps to protect the hands in many ways and allows the sword wielder to have a solid and firm grip when fighting. Each finger piece has been riveted down and very flexible allowing each finger to fold freely.