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Zach H.





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PostPosted: Fri 24 Feb, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Question about the GDFB Mitten Gauntlets         Reply with quote

Hi everyone. I have a question about these gauntlets from GDFB:
http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=...+Gauntlets and
http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=...+Gauntlets
I'm wanting to get a pair of gauntlets that will work fairs and keep my hands protected. How do these gauntlets perform? Are they good for the price? I have a limited budget, and these fall in the the price category, so any answers and feedback would be great.

Thanks, for helping out a newbie.

Zach
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JE Sarge
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PostPosted: Fri 24 Feb, 2012 7:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I used these for a couple years and they worked well. However, you will want a decent leather glove underneath and you will have to fine tune the straps for a snug fit. I actually added wider straps to mine. All in all, they were a decent value and offered good protection for the money.
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Craig L.




PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb, 2012 10:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

JE Sarge wrote:
However, you will want a decent leather glove underneath...
I use a set of welding gloves, and I find they fit well & work well.

Cheers,
Craig
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Zach H.





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PostPosted: Mon 05 Mar, 2012 4:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips guys,

Sorry I haven't been able to respond in time, school was pretty busy.
I went ahead and ordered the gauntlets, I'll write a review when I get them.

Thanks again,
Zach.
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PostPosted: Mon 05 Mar, 2012 10:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm surprised to see anyone likes these. I find them terrible. I have the pair in the second link, and I think they are almost worthless for standard sword work. They are only okay for purely half-sword or spear work, where you need less finger dexterity, but the rivets blow out very easily. The articulation isn't great, and ultimately they're pretty shoddy. I couldn't recommend them to anyone.
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