Gauntlet for the right hand, belonging to the armor of the Count of Niebla
Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England, ca. 1544
Nofukuji Daibutsu, Hiogo
Right gauntlet, Italian, Milanese, c.1540 Some armor was made purely for wear as fancy dress. This gauntlet (hand armor) has embossed decoration that is carefully raised from the inside with special hand tools to create a crisp design in relief on the outside.
A complete Khevsur armor including a handwoven gambeson, a riveted mail misiurka-type helmet, a butted mail shirt, a pair of hand forged steel arm guards. A fine cross-belt mounted with hammered silver plaques, a large kindjal dagger, a distinctive khmali sword, a miquelet pistol, a leather bandoleer with powder tubes with a horn priming flask, a nagaika crop, a typical Khevsur shield, a pair of original rawhide shoes. late 17th-late 19th century.