They are a great piece to add to a costume, and the leather is truly soft, making it easy to grip a sword.
A good glove for the gentleman. They are not a sturdy protection gauntlet though.
These gloves worked perfectly for me. They won't protect your hand from a straight on sword thrust but very few gloves will. These look great, feel great, and go great with just about any weapons in my extensive collection.
Very simply, they are a beautiful pair of gloves that have the incomparable smell of genuine leather. However - The stitching does seem to be a problem. So the quality of thread is not impressive. They can be mended fairly easily. I am on my third pair. Unfortunately, these are NOT fencing gauntlets. Nor can they really stand up to the stresses of martial activity. However, they do look sharp! Of course, LOOKING sharp doesn’t exactly win fencing bouts, does it?
these are great for riding my chopper!