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Unread 01-23-2013, 01:26 AM   #1
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Elbow length gauntlet

I am interested in putting together a steam punk themed glove that will have a couple gauges and some piping attached to the back of it. I'm envisioning a readout system a steam punk engineer could use while testing and repairing things. I plan to use an elbow length glove of some sort as the base. I think the best materials to use would be heavy canvas or leather.

I would honestly prefer to purchase the glove and then attach materials for mounting the hardware. The challenge I have run into is that I have not been able to find men's gloves that are elbow length and made of material that could support a bit of weight.

I can craft my own straps to better secure the gauntlet against shifting, but the base material needs to be sturdy enough. I will make the glove myself if need be, I would just prefer to avoid it if I can. This is where my request comes in. My google-fu seems to have failed me. They need to be men's gloves since I am 6 ft with hands that are not small. If any of you can recommend a good site to check out, or suggest alternatives, I would appreciate it!
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Unread 01-23-2013, 03:09 AM   #2
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I managed to find some promising stuff on eBay by using the keywords "leather gauntlet" this link is just for the "costume/reenactment" but there were other good ones pertaining to motorcycles.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 03:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info

Thanks for taking the time to reply! I hadn't thought of checking ebay. It looks like it may be possible to get something close to what I'm striving for using a gloveless bracer and afixing it to a like colored glove. I will tinker with some concepts. If you or anyone else has any more ideas feel free to post them, fortunately I have plenty of time to prepare this so I can afford to be thorough in the research stages!
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Unread 01-23-2013, 11:08 AM   #4
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look at welding gloves too if you want full finger coverage.
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