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|Base price||8 zm|
Leather gloves can be easily price-identified because they cost much less than the other gloves with randomized appearance. Martial roles such as barbarians, knights, monks, samurai, and valkyries start the game with this item already identified. Monks start with a +2 pair of leather gloves, and healers start with a +1 pair.
Acquisition of some kind of gloves or gauntlets is a key middle-game objective, as wearing something on your hands prevents a number of cockatrice-related deaths (walking over a corpse while blind, attacking a live cockatrice without a wielded weapon, etc.).
Encyclopedia entry (for yugake)
Japanese leather archery gloves. Gloves made for use while
practicing had thumbs reinforced with horn. Those worn into
battle had thumbs reinforced with a double layer of leather.