These extra long Dragonhide Gauntlets are as black as night. Dragonhide Gauntlets: the look of scale maille but with handknitted comfort, flexibility and warmth. The matte black anodized aluminum scales are knitted into the black acrylic yarn in an overlapping pattern that covers the back of the hand and arm to the elbow. The scales point down toward the fingers. The palm is scale free for comfort. The tops of the gauntlets are reinforced with hidden elastic cord to help them stay up.