Hardened Spring steel 1,2-1,5 mm
Gothic armour was fully jointed plate armour evolved in the second half of the 15 th century, essentially in Germany. It featured vertical lines, arches and spiky silhouettes which had much in common with Gothic architecture. Curves, fluting and ridges were modeled in order to strengthen armor and deflect arrows and other weaponry of the time as well as to decorate armour. Gothic armour excellently conformed to the human body to protect it with minimal limitation of movement and weight.
Arm protection was essential since arms were holding weapons. Gauntlets of various designs were produced, often highly decorated. Good gauntlets were a kind of fashion for the knights of the time.
Mitten gauntlets were not so popular at the time as common gothic gauntlets but still they could have been met. Mitten gauntlets are designed to the great extent the same way as other gothic gauntlets but do not have separate fingers exept the thumb. This gives some extra protection but less comfort in arm manipulation.
Gothic Mitten gauntlets include an internal thin leather mitten, sewn in to the steel gauntlet at the sides, fingertips, and thumb. This model has three metacarpal sections. The gauntlet plates are decorated with heart shaped perforation. Second half of 15 c.