I just got my wickedbeard ROTJ gauntlets and man I am IMPRESSED. The come ready to wear and are extremely well made and padded. They're a bit weightier than I expected, but nothing I can't deal with. The aluminum parts are from Gabe (evolution) and it backs up the claims that his metal parts are decent, as they look good on these gaunts (wickedbeard gets them and puts them on the gaunts, not something I did myself). Thanks Gabe for helping me finally get rid of yet more of my SFP gear.