Gauntlet

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A gauntlet is a name for several different styles of glove, particularly those with an extended cuff covering part of the forearm. Gauntlets exist in many forms, ranging from flexible fabric and leather gloves, to mail and fully articulated plate armor.

Some medieval gauntlets had a built-in knuckle duster. When the hand was bunched into a fist the backhand protection becomes pronounced from the fist just above the knuckles, this allowed the user to utilize the gauntlet as a melee weapon while still protecting the hand from damage when punching.[1]

In DragonRealms, the weapon form is found with the singular noun "gauntlet" while the armor is the plural "gauntlets."

Variations

ItemSource isRare itemIs incomplete
Armor:Burnished plate gauntlets with enamel banded cuffsWomen at Arms (2)true
Bronzed gauntlet with a seashell handleOver the Edge (1)truetrue
Burnished plate gauntlets with enamel banded cuffsWomen at Arms (2)Women at Arms Annex (2)true
GauntletMilgrym's Weapons (obsolete)true
Ridged gauntlet (crafted)false
Spiked gauntletfalsetrue
Spiked gauntlet (crafted)false
Steel Dwarven gauntlet of the mighty All-FatherIormethani's Godly Objects (1)Iormethani's Godly Objects (2)truetrue
Weapon:Bronzed gauntlet with a seashell handleOver the Edge (1)true
Weapon:GauntletMilgrym's Weapons (obsolete)falsetrue
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References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauntlet_(glove)

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