The name gauntlet describes several different styles of gloves, usually those gloves that feature extended cuff covering part of the forearm. Historically gauntlets have been made of leather, fabric, chain mail and plate armor that is fully articulated. By the 14th century metal plated gauntlets replaced most other forms of protection for a knight's vulnerable hands. Our handcrafted steel gauntlets look great on display but are also wearable, so grab your sword, slip them on and charge!!