Solid stainless steel plate mail gauntlets make sweet motorcycle gloves! However, they are less comfortable than my normal gloves, and harder to don and doff. I'm also told they may a liability in a crash, due to their weight. No test data on that front (fortunately).
Several years after completion, these things are still around. I've done some maintenance on the internal bindings, but overall they have proven quite durable. If you'd like a pair of your own, let me know on my commission page.