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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby MEversbergII » 27 Feb 2014 02:50

There is a joke going on that I'm not privy to D:

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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby Motley » 04 Mar 2014 15:12

How is the bulkyness of these gloves in a semi-complex hilt? say like this http://www.darkwoodarmory.com/index.php ... cts_id=366?

They look like they might be useful but I have a worry that they are too big to fit anything more complex than a longsword.

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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby admin » 04 Mar 2014 15:30

Apparently they fit a sabre fine and the Medium size fits in a Knight Shop nylon baskethilt. So they are not massive (though the size obviously depends on what size you order :) )
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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby Dangermouse » 10 Mar 2014 14:20

Thanks, as ever, to the feedback received here, I have made some improvements to the gloves and managed to keep the price the same...

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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby admin » 10 Mar 2014 23:24

Really good news, with the number of broken little fingers already in 2014!
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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby MEversbergII » 11 Mar 2014 05:31

Hah, broke my left little one years ago, but it wasn't in anything HEMA related. Certainly sucks!

Once these start popping up in US stores I will give them a serious consideration.

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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby admin » 17 Mar 2014 11:59

Having had a play with the Mk1 and Mk2 prototypes at Florence I am quite excited about these - I will definitely be getting a pair for steel sabre. We spoke a bit about possible little tweaks to the design, with the main point being that the wrist needs a bit more mobility, which should be an easy fix. Other than that, they seem really good and I used the Mk2 version for one of my tournament fights. They have good grip, are not very bulky and have excellent finger mobility.
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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby ScarabMonkey » 21 Apr 2014 17:59

Any word on when these will be available for pre-order?

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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby tea » 15 May 2014 10:32

So I see these are now out: http://www.thehemashop.com/index.php/pr ... es-13.html

Excellent news, etc. Can we get some info on how they're sized? I'm not sure what 13" could be apart from overall length, which feels like a slightly unhelpful way to size a set of gloves...
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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby admin » 15 May 2014 10:53

Looking forward to mine - should arrive today hopefully :)

13" relates to.... who knows!? But it is the standard men's size for lacrosse gloves. These will be the right size for most men, but too big for most women.
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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby Discordia » 29 May 2014 10:32

Hi, first post here.

I notice the Red Dragon gloves were due for release in May and hastily bought myself a pair, after reading about them on this forum, and a positive youtube review, (and my lacrosse gloves are coming apart after years of sword whacks) looks like the hemashop and knight shop are waiting for stock :( so on back order. Other members in my group are interested too, I think my current lacrosse gloves cost more than these, so I'm really interested in what we get for £50

I was also thinking about getting also a pair of Jeremiah Smith, black lance technologies version 2 gloves which are specifically for longsword, when budget allows as my fancier gloves (if you squint, they look a bit like modernised wisby gauntlets which are my favourite style), does anyone have an opinion on the?, I found one review online loved them, another recent youtube review stated "underwhelming" but surprised there not more photos, videos and chatter out there.

Don't know if anyone has been following but also the pro gauntlet updates can by followed here....

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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby admin » 29 May 2014 10:59

For steel longsword specifically and in the higher price bracket, I think I'd be inclined to recommend the Polish/Ensifer 'sparring glove' (awfully unspecific name!). I don't personally like them, but statistically they seem to be the best thing available for steel longsword at the moment, still.
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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby the_last_alive » 29 May 2014 18:16

With regards to the Red Dragon gloves, my understanding is that they received the initial stock in earlier this month, put them up for sale and sold out within a day or two. I believe they should be restocked in June.
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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby Magnus L » 01 Jun 2014 22:27

After looking at them and also trying them on very briefly I'm a little bit worried about the side of the index finger and little finger. It only seems to be protected by padding and not very much. Can anyone who has used them tell if it seems to be enough?
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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby admin » 02 Jun 2014 10:33

Well, enough for what? :)
It could be improved, though apart from mitten type gloves, like 'Sparring gloves' (hate that name) are there any fingered gloves with 'sufficient' protection on the sides of those fingers? It's difficult to achieve, if you still want to be able to bend the fingers.
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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby the_last_alive » 05 Jun 2014 19:35

admin wrote:It's difficult to achieve, if you still want to be able to bend the fingers.


Having tried a pair of these, I wasn't impressed with how awkward bending the outer two fingers felt due to this extra padding. However, I cannot see a good way of increasing the protection there without (even) further limiting the mobility.
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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby admin » 06 Jun 2014 11:37

Strange, I haven't noticed any restriction at all. In fact I would be inclined to up the padding on the outer edges.
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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby Chris H » 06 Jun 2014 13:32

Whilst these look good and all what happened to the prototype that was shown back in 2011, that looked like a set of gothic gauntlets with articulated fingers but completed in high impact plastics rather than steel? I'm sure it was the Knight Shop/Red Dragon/HEMA Shop working on them, although I may be mistaken?

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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby Magnus L » 06 Jun 2014 14:15

admin wrote:Well, enough for what? :)
It could be improved, though apart from mitten type gloves, like 'Sparring gloves' (hate that name) are there any fingered gloves with 'sufficient' protection on the sides of those fingers? It's difficult to achieve, if you still want to be able to bend the fingers.


Well enough for sparring with steel swords, mainly longsword for me. I agree that it's difficult to achieve, but I think the Black Lance gloves (which fall apart too quickly) and even Comfort Fencing gauntlets (unfortunately in metal and not enough protection on e.g. tip of the thumb and ruins your sword grip) seem to protect slightly better at the sides of the index and little fingers.
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Re: New sparring gloves from the HEMA Shop

Postby admin » 06 Jun 2014 14:41

Maybe they do. They are twice the cost though, plus waiting time :)
I expect that these Red Dragon ones will have a version 2.0 in about a year based on feedback - fact is, they are doing these off the shelf and for half the cost of their rivals.
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