Object Title

Locking gauntlet

Locking gauntlet

Date

1540

Object Number

II.8 G

Provenance

Transferred from Greenwich in 1649. Trasferred from Windsor Castle, 1914.

Dimensions

Weight: 1.05 kg ( 2 lb 5 oz )

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plates XX-XXIII.

Notes

Locking gauntlets were designed to give an unbreakable grip on the weapon and were used in tournament only. In the 15th century their use was usually forbidden as being unsporting. RC2: Permission to lend required from the sovereign