|Metal Gauntlets by Daniel Cortes|
A couple of months back we showed an illustration of a battle Sherlock Holmes crew (Sherlock, Watson, and Mycroft) and Captain Nemo's Rajput warriors. In that scene Sherlock deploys another weapon of his own design, his metal gauntlets. The image above shows the technical drawings for those gauntlets which will be animated to show how they deploy from within the sleeve of his coat when needed.
"Holmes cast his revolvers aside; in the torchlight I saw the glint of my friend's steel mitts creeping up over his fists, like the scaly skin of a crocodile, with razors protruding between the knuckles, and thus armed he took his next opponent by surprise, even though the latter wielded a Katar, the dreadful Rajput triple-bladed knife, in each hand. The complex movements and lightning-quick thrusts and parries fascinated me, as though I were watching dancers in a complex choreographed display instead of a desperate battle to the death."
- Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus by P.C. Martin