These Red Dragon Gloves were designed for synthetic trainers, however they have been becoming increasingly popular for sidesword, saber, broadsword, and arming sword sparring. These are not indestructible, and we would like to recommend that they are used with fingertip protectors. Please use these in controlled sparring environments as they are only considered as \\\”medium\\\” protection gloves.
Steel trainers can still hit in between the padding, so please use at your own risk.
Like any other sport equipment, these will need to be replaced over time.
They come in two sizes, please check the size charts below under additional photos.
– Overlapping finger plates
– Rigid Knuckle protection
– Decent grip and thick palm material
– Will need to be broken in as they come stiff
The HGC Heavy Padded Leather gloves, are made with cow leather and has reinforced thicker stripes of padding on the forearm, back of the hand, and fingers. What makes it HGC is that they are made with additional build in finger tip protectors(Rubber protection for top and side of finger tips).
There are also carbon plates on the knuckle and thumb joint.
Recommended for Single stick, Rapier, or Trainers with complex hilts or shell/cup guards. Glove is not as snug as the Padded Glove.
Sizes fit slightly wide on the palm and fingers (roughly 1 cm wider on the palms).
Artificial Cartilage Foam shoulder inserts. Absorbs impact and converts impact energy to heat (hardens on impact).
Special patented material that hardens on impact to provide the wearer extra protection.
We recommend using these inserts under the gambeson or inside shoulder inserts/pockets. Gambesons such as the Diestro, Diestrx or SPES Light AP have shoulder insert pockets that these pads could easily fit into.
Size: Length 19cm, Width 12.7cm, Thickness 1.3cm
Comes with 2 per purchase