Gauntlet is a glove with a long sleeve system that is often worn with an armor. Gauntlets are designed to wear with suited armour for protecting the hands in combat. The metal plated gloves or gauntlets replaced various other forms of protection for a warrior's vulnerable hand and wrist during battle. They were usually worn over leather gloves and attached by leather straps. The rolled cuffs avoid the possibility of arm abrasions. These are fully functional & allow full articulation. Made in 18 guage steel.