Our Articulated Gauntlets are made from 18 gauge steel. These steel gauntlets are fully articulated and all the joints move. The gauntlets are so flexible that you can make a fist while wearing them, this is a great quality as they will enable you to move much faster and allow you to use your weapons more easily. They prove to be a essential for any swordfighter. Our Articulated Gauntlets provide great protection for the forearm, wrist, knuckles, and fingers. To make wearing these gauntlets comfortable, they include a soft suede inner glove. To properly maintain your steel gauntlets, always keep the metal away from water and lightly oiled them so they do not rust. Ocassionally clean with metal polish and re-oil them.