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Tim Odell





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PostPosted: Wed 19 Nov, 2014 10:53 pm    Post subject: Late 14th century gloves for guantlets         Reply with quote

I would like to make my own historically accurate late 14th century leather gloves to be mounted in hourglass 5 finger guantlets, but have not had a lot of luck finding good reference or well research patterns to start with.

I'm sure there aren't many extant examples from this period, but I would appreciate any suggestions or later links.

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Tim
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Nov, 2014 7:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://www.renaissancetailor.com/demos_gloves.htm These gloves are a later period, but from what I've read glove construction wasn't so different from 14th to 16th centuries, only length and decoration seemed to change.

If you go to http://medievalgloves.blogspot.com, there's a pair of white 13-14th Century reproduction gloves as based on falconer's gloves. You can see that the fingers and thumb and the placement on the trank are very similar to those on the first website.

It's not much, but at least it's a start.

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Nov, 2014 1:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

whilst there are leather ones about, a lot of surviving gauntlets have linen gloves.

You might talk to Karl Robinson here:
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http://www.karlrobinson.co.uk/other_stuff_gloves.php[/url]

he's made many excellent repro gloves and might have some info and research to hand.

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Tim Odell





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PostPosted: Fri 21 Nov, 2014 1:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you, both!

I haven't gotten through all of this information yet, but I wonder what types of stitches were typically used for leather gloves...I'm guessing they were either simple grain/flesh stitches or back stitches. ...seems like back stitches would be the most durable option for a gauntlet glove.

Also, I'm wondering what was typical, external seams or a turned glove that would yield an internal seam....
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