Photo © Stuart Richards 29 August, 2011

This is a short leather or silk strap secured to the talons of the falcon in order to secure it to the fist. The leash line which is wrapped around the falconer's hand is then attached to the jess. The leash line is used to fasten the falcon to its perch. A newly captured falcon is kept on the glove, known as a gauntlet, for the first 24 hours. The term for this procedure is called 'waking'.

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