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Mandalorian Crushgaunts.

The crushgaunt (or shuk'orok in Mando'a) was a gauntlet designed to augment its wearer's strength.

Developed by the Mandalorians, the armored glove used an unknown technology to enhance the natural hand-arm strength of its wearer. Its name was earned from the wearer's new ability to crush bone, metal or any other material with relative ease. Made of micronized Mandalorian iron, a crushgaunt was difficult to damage or destroy. Crushgaunts were used to collapse throats, crush skulls and shatter bones. Also, due to the unique properties of the micronized Mandalorian iron, the user of a crushgaunt could easily catch and hold a lightsaber blade in his grasp, or summarily block an opponents blade.

The crushgaunt was later outlawed by the Mandalorians themselves at least 250 years before the Battle of Yavin, although it was brought back into use by the Mandalorian Death Watch.

Unconfirmed reports hinted that at least one of Darth Vader's black gauntlets was a long-lost Sith-imbued crushgaunt. This is possibly his right hand, as it was rumored to be "indestructible", a most likely exaggerated legend attributed to the durability of crushgaunts.

During the Yuuzhan Vong War, Boba Fett ensured the protection of Mandalore by serving the Yuuzhan Vong as sabotuers. Secretly, however, he used this as an opportunity to gather intel on the Yuuzhan Vong to aid the New Republic. During one mission, Fett and a team of Mandalorian commandos were forced to kill a Yuuzhan Vong soldier wearing voduun crab armor. Goran Beviin, upon stabbing the Vong soldier with his beskad, was unable to remove it. Beviin proceeded to choke him with his crushgaunts, saying, "Let's play a little game, shabuir, called beskar beats crab shell." After a short time of cursing his efforts led to the armor cracking, killing both the voduun armor and its owner. Fett then said he would get around to rescinding the ban on crushgaunts due to their effectiveness against the Vong.

Upon hearing of the death of Mara Jade Skywalker, Mandalore Boba Fett requested that a gift be sent to Han Solo. This was to include a set of crushgaunts so that he could end his son's life when the time came, a set of armor plates, a small blade, and a note saying, With deepest sympathy.[1] These were later used by Jagged Fel to kill Alema Rar by snapping her neck.[2]

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A pair of Mandalorian gloves

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