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SPES Lobster Heavy HEMA Sparring Gloves


This new version of the SPES Lobster Heavy Gloves have an new and stronger upgraded thumb which will improve front and side protection.

The "Lobster" Heavy Gloves are designed to protect your palms which are exposed to injuries during historical fencing training. Our protective heavy gloves provide full cover for four fingers and thumb. The outside part of the palm and fingers are also protected by the overlapping plastic elements made of polypropylene. Polypropylene represents a high resistance to cracks which guarantees a higher durability and resistance.

The 11cm cuff made of fabric is reinforced by six covered with leather elements which aim is to protect the wrist’s bones. On the wrist, there is also a leather belt with a buckle which enables the fencer to better adjust the glove to fit the palm. The inner part of the gloves is covered with synthetic leather. The quilting of the gloves provides additional amortization against the hits.

Material: Plastic (Polypropylene)
Weight: 0.90 - 1.10 kg

XS -  Around Palm: 22cm | Wrist to Tip of Middle Finger: 18cm | Wrist to Tip of Thumb: 13cm
S -  Around Palm: 23cm | Wrist to Tip of Middle Finger: 19cm | Wrist to Tip of Thumb: 14cm
M/L -  Around Palm: 24cm | Wrist to Tip of Middle Finger: 20cm | Wrist to Tip of Thumb: 15cm
XL -  Around Palm: 26cm | Wrist to Tip of Middle Finger: 21cm | Wrist to Tip of Thumb: 16cm

All sizes are approximate and may vary slightly from piece to piece.

Buy the SPES Lobster Heavy HEMA Sparring Gloves with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA protection retailer.


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Excl. Tax: £135.54 Incl. Tax: £162.65

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Excl. Tax: £135.54 Incl. Tax: £162.65



In response to the needs of the HEMA contestants and in order to improve training, we have designed the iconic heavy Lobster gloves.

They will work for both women and men and are intended mainly for intensive training with heavy simulators, such as Feder or a straight sword.

The three-fingered gloves are made in black color, they fully cover all fingers, including the thumb. The inside is covered with synthetic graphite leather. There is also black eco-leather on the cuff. The hands are surrounded by black plastic faulds. The thumb is covered with a styrogum overlay.

Plastic elements are made of a material with high resistance to cracking, which guarantees increased durability and strength of the gloves. The cuffs are reinforced with 5 elements trimmed with ecological leather.

The design includes additional cushioning on the thumbs and increased mobility to the sides when opening the hand.,

Lobsters on the wrists have adjustable leather straps with buckles for a better fit to the hands.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Brand SPES
sizes Measurement Size XS   Size S  Size M/L Size XL
Palm girth (A) ~22cm ~23cm ~24cm ~26cm
Wrist to end of middle finger (B) ~18cm ~19cm ~20cm ~21cm
Wrist to end of thumb (C) ~13cm ~14cm ~15cm ~16cm


Great Gloves!Review by Nicholas
The gloves come in minimal packaging (which I think is great), and overall the gloves are very well made. They look extremely robust and should do a good job of protecting anybodies knuckles from being turned to dust when engaging in swordplay.

I got the M/L size which are borderline OK for me, not too big but not far from it either.

Highly recommended. (Posted on 13/07/2018)

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