I am fairly new to the forum and want to say what a great community it is here! Because of all of you I am getting close to my ESB Fett completion!
I am looking into doing a durable glove. I am a professional fencer and the gloves we use are a durable leather. There is padding on the back of the hand and fingers much like the Fett glove. The gauntlet is snug up the forearm and I think a modified pair of fencing gloves in Fett fashion would look pretty sweet and put up with a lot of abuse.
There is a local glove maker where I live who makes fencing gauntlets - I think I will take in Fett ref. photos and see what they come up with. If anyone is interested after I am able to post pics I will let people know costs and so on -- I think it should work.