Every fencer knows that the most common injury occurs to the hands. One improper block can easily leave you with a broken finger, which is an annoying inconvenience when attempting to practice.
You invested in Rondel Hand Protection to prevent the usual bumps and bruises while sparring. It has served you quite well. Well enough that you still have all ten of your fingers in one piece!
Epic Armoury’s Polished Steel Rondel Hand Protection is a round plate designed to protect the knuckles and back of the hand in combat without compromising manoeuvrability. The plate is forged to fit over the hand using a durable and adjustable leather strap that fits across the palm. The steel fits most comfortably over your own leather glove.
Made from polished mild steel with rolled edges, this Rondel Hand Protection is a simple and affordable way to add plate protection to your costume. With its low-fantasy and neutral appearance, it can easily be paired with other Epic Armoury metal works.
Available in One Size; and in Polished Steel or Epic Dark finishes.
- A rondel is a round piece of metal commonly used to protect the hand, armpit, or head
- Most commonly used to protect the armpit, but would occasionally be seen attached to gauntlets
- Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
- Rolled edges with no sharp edges
- Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
- Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
- Polished steel finish
If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible.
After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality machine or mineral oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.
Rust-Prevention and Removal
Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in paste wax, oil, or water-displacing liquid.
Leather Straps and Fittings
Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.
You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.