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German Gothic Gauntlet - A-213-a German Gothic Gauntlet - A-213-angle German Gothic Gauntlet - A-213-inside German Gothic Gauntlet - A-213-droop-thumb German Gothic Gauntlet - A-213-droop-pinky German Gothic Gauntlet - A-213 German Gothic Gauntlet - A-213-straight-on-mostly-compressed German Gothic Gauntlet - A-213-straight-on-mostly-extended German Gothic Gauntlet - A-213-straight-on-mostly-extended-with-a-bend German Gothic Gauntlet - A-213-flute-angle

German Gothic Gauntlet 1480-90

Single gauntlet for the right hand. Nicely formed 'Gothic' gauntlet typical of the late 15th century in Germany. Fluted, engraved and pierced overall. Formed of a large metacarpal plate joined to a wrist lame by another, smaller lame. The cuff is also attached to the wrist lame. The cuff is pointed with a small outward turn. The knuckle, metacarpal, wrist and cuff plates are attached with sliding rivets allowing the wrist to flex in all directions. The knuckle plate is formed into a rounded crease over each knuckle. The base of the thumb is covered by a large plate secured to the metacarpal plate with a hinge. The thumb and fingers are covered by two plates bridged by a pointed knuckle plate that overlaps the other two plates. The finger plates are secured to a plate inside the knuckle plate. This plate is secured to the sides of the knuckle plate. Rivets replaced. Finger and thumb plates are probably also modern, but well made.

Thickness: cuff generally 0.028 in (varying, .025-.032), wrist plate and next hand plate app. .030, main hand plate .030-.055 - mostly .040-.050, knuckle plate can't reasonably be measured due to the inner plate and finger plates.

Weight: 13.2 ounces (375 g).

Exhibited: Feb. 10 2023-Feb. 29 2024 Orange County Historical Museum Hillsborough NC


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