Picture of what happened (Bone Contusion) to my hand when I should have been wearing
my gauntlet but was not... and another
Picture from a
different angle. I took the pictures right before my parents drove me to the hospital because they thought my hand was broken.
A right handed gauntlet...
I had another batch (of slightly newer) pictures of this gauntlet that had better lighting, but the Geocities account I had them on died and all I have now are these older ones with bad lighting.. There are a few things on this gauntlet that are different now than when I took these pictures... the gauntlet is no longer blued. The plate for the thumbtip now fully encloses the tip of the thumb. The central wrist plate has been redone so that it has a wing (kind of like the wings on knee cops) to better protect the wrist. In the pictures below, the "strap" across the palm is string... that was long ago replaced with a leather strap.
For pictures and info about other plate armor I have done since I made this gauntlet (I think it was during the summer of 1997 or '98), go here