Koning gloves (out of production)
The Koning glove is a reimagined fencing glove with a classical look, which embodies the arts we are reviving. It is made with care to detail, and from the best materials available
Simply the best gloves on the market.
Please Note: The Koning gloves are currently out of production and not available for order.
The size is a size 9-10 or medium and fits most hand sizes.
The Koning glove is a reimagined fencing glove with a classical look, which embodies the arts we are reviving. It is made with care to detail and from the best materials available. The leather in the glove is a supple goat and sheepskin for great movement and feel, with a vegetable-tanned cow leather side for the upper part. Both types of leather are from European animals and are produced in Europe in accordance with strict environmental standards.
Inside the Koning, there is a thick hard shell cover that takes the brunt of the force of the blows. Underneath that, we have a special lamination of soft padding materials for the best energy absorption possible.
The Koning glove is currently available in three colours; cognac with a dark green felt, black with an egg white felt, and burgundy with an egg white felt. The design is made to allow movement of fingers, and it draws from a classical European heritage, using quatrefoil as decoration on the floating cuff that protects the wrist. The glove has also been reinforced with double leather in especially exposed areas, such as across the palm, the inside of the thumb, and the side of the index finger. The slit across the knuckles provides improved movement.
The Koning is suitable for heavy drilling, competing and sparring with such weapons as longsword, backsword, single sword, and sabre.
The name of the glove, the Koning, comes from the King of the Franco-Belgian fencing guilds. Whoever won the guild's tournament was named Koning and earned special privileges for that year; if someone became Koning for three consecutive years, they were named emperors, Kaisers, and earned those privileges for life.
Cognac, Burgundy, Black
XS, S, M , L, XL