Due to the nature of Hand-to-Hand, finding exact Damage Per Second of a weapon is impossible to determine without taking player gear and skills into account. This DPS value is only a rough estimate to be used for comparison to other weapons..
Himantes are straps of ox hide wrapped around the hands of boxers which did not cover the fingers, functioning as early ‘boxing gloves’ for ancient Greek boxers. The straps have the effect of strengthening the wrists against the blows. They were originally soft, but later were replaced with hardened hide straps and covered with a layer of wool in the interior to protect the hands.