Thumbnail Filmstrip of "Austringer" Long Cuff Cowhide Black Gauntlet - Medium to Heavy Use Images
DescriptionAvailable in sizes: S, M, L & XL
GLOVE SIZES: (Measurement around palm of hand without thumb.)
Small: 7 - 8 inch circumference
Medium: 8 - 8 1/2 inch circumference
Large: 8 1/2 - 9 1/2 inch circumference
X-Large: 9 1/2 - 10 1/2 inch circumference
This cowhide long-cuff gauntlet is made for us to our specifications. It is double thickness in the perch areas and measures approximately 12 1/2" from the tip of finger to end of cuff. Cowhide is denser than elk, which makes it a better choice for grippy hawks or those birds that would damage the elk skin gloves. It comes with a "D" ring attached so that you may affix your favorite strap and clip system. It also has one of those tassels which are so common to falconry gauntlets attached to the bottom - designed for hanging up your glove on a hook when not in use.
Care of your falconry glove: We recommend that you do not use oil on falconry gloves as it can harbor disease causing pathogens which can also attack thread and fibers in the leather.
Instead, if you feel you do need to treat them with something, then they should be treated with falconry jesse (jess) grease. See related items below. Actually, for the health of your hawk, we recommend that you begin each hawking season with a new glove! Always discard your glove if you hawk has been sick and is being treated to avoid reinfection.