Evidence 3 Finger Gloves Were Used In Battle

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Evidence 3 Finger Gloves Were Used In Battle

Postby Mike Ruhala » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:39 pm

Weisskunig shows them being used in a training context and here we have three finger gloves being worn with demi gauntlets in a painting from around the same time. To me they look to be well padded but of course that's difficult to say for sure based only on a picture. I do have a real life pair of padded three finger gloves though and while I'd like to refine the design somewhat they are quite promising.
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Re: Evidence 3 Finger Gloves Were Used In Battle

Postby Ian Mac Pharlaine » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:22 pm

Arent there more period depictions of these things floating around? I could have sworn I saw a page that had about quite a few pictures of this style of glove before. Dont know if it was this site or another forum. Anyone know where any may be found?

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Re: Evidence 3 Finger Gloves Were Used In Battle

Postby Ben Floyd » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:58 pm

I don't see any gloves. All I see is Princess Leia's helmet.
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Re: Evidence 3 Finger Gloves Were Used In Battle

Postby Keith P. Myers » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:42 am

Ben Floyd wrote:I don't see any gloves. All I see is Princess Leia's helmet.


Hey Ben!

The illustration is bigger than the frame. There should be one of those bar thingies on the side to scroll down to the bottom of the illustration. Maybe that's not coming thru? The gloves are on the ground between his feet. BTW....the "Mary Janes" on his feet go with his Princess Leia helmet quite well. ;)
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Re: Evidence 3 Finger Gloves Were Used In Battle

Postby Jeremy Loose » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:19 am

There are about a dozen or so extant examples of bifurcated gloves / gauntlets . Most of them being split at the middle finger/ ring finger. Although I have also seen two with just the index finger being independent . One of them attributed to a tournament harness belonging to max the first .the other duke sigismund of Tyrol. I believe there are a pair in Dresden, Vienna,gratz , and Krakow .if my memory is correct there were a pair on display at either the met or Cleveland for a while but they may have been part of a temp exhibit as I don't remember them in the permanent collection .
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Re: Evidence 3 Finger Gloves Were Used In Battle

Postby John Harmston » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:02 pm

Keith P. Myers wrote: BTW....the "Mary Janes" on his feet go with his Princess Leia helmet quite well. ;)


The picture makes more sense when you realize it depicts a bearded lady.
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Re: Evidence 3 Finger Gloves Were Used In Battle

Postby Tyler Brandon » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:05 pm

John Harmston wrote:
Keith P. Myers wrote: BTW....the "Mary Janes" on his feet go with his Princess Leia helmet quite well. ;)


The picture makes more sense when you realize it depicts a bearded lady.


:o :shock: :? I thought that was just a crotch gusset! :o :shock: :?
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Re: Evidence 3 Finger Gloves Were Used In Battle

Postby Mike Ruhala » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:22 pm

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Re: Evidence 3 Finger Gloves Were Used In Battle

Postby Ben Floyd » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:42 pm

Tyler Brandon wrote:
John Harmston wrote:
Keith P. Myers wrote: BTW....the "Mary Janes" on his feet go with his Princess Leia helmet quite well. ;)


The picture makes more sense when you realize it depicts a bearded lady.


:o :shock: :? I thought that was just a crotch gusset! :o :shock: :?


lol...


Keith, I know. It was a joke meaning my attention was more on the helm. :P

Also:
If you just click the picture the bars go away, and it displays the whole picture.
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Re: Evidence 3 Finger Gloves Were Used In Battle

Postby maxime chouinard » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:02 am

Split mittens were very popular during the medieval and renaissance period it seems. It's not hard to imagine people would have been tempted to use them for war or pad them up for training?

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