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Which Glove Pattern To Choose

PROTECTIVE GLOVE DESIGNS:

GLOVE PATTERNS:

Protective leather gloves come primarily in two different types of styles and they offer different levels of protection, comfort and flexibility depending on the type of design. There are two main types known as Clute cut and Gunn cut respectively:

1) CLUTE CUT GLOVES:

Clute Cut gloves have a seamless palm with stitching only visible on the back side. These gloves normally involve the palm and fingers coming from a single piece of leather whereas on the back side each finger comes from fabrics like cotton.

Since this design of gloves uses less leather than the Gunn cut version this design is usually cheaper. Moreover, it offers greater comfort to end users because the design puts the fingers a lot closer together tighter fit. On the other hand, the major disadvantage for this pattern is that due to using lesser leather it is less durable and offers lesser protection since it uses materials that are not as strong as leather.

2) GUNN CUT GLOVES:

The Gunn cut pattern is the most commonly used design in protective leather gloves. This is because it offers the most protection in areas that face the greatest wear and tear. Gunn cut involves three main parts. The first part is the palm with index and pinky fingers as one piece. The second piece involves the middle and fourth finger as one piece and the third part is the back of all the fingers which comes as a single piece.

Gunn cut gloves are more expensive than clute cut ones because they use a greater amount of leather. This pushes up the price but at the same time offers much greater resistance to hazards like abrasion and cuts. Moreover, the Gunn cut pattern often has welts added to the seams which offer additional protection in the seam areas. These welted seams ensure that the glove lasts much longer than clute cut gloves which have exposed seams and are easily damaged.

Hence our recommendation when choosing protective gloves is to go for a Gunn Cut pattern as they offer much greater protection and durability which in the long run will also save you money.

GLOVE THUMB DESIGNS:

1) STRAIGHT THUMB:

This thumb type points straight upward in the direction of your index finger. Its primary use is in industries where good grip is important. A straight thumb provides good grip because it utilizes lesser leather than other designs therefore there is less material between your hand and the object you are gripping. Straight thumb gloves are therefore best used in applications that require strong grip like welding where you need to grip a welding torch or oil and gas where slippery conditions are often present.

2) WING THUMB:

This thumb design is when the thumb is sewn out to the side whereas a straight thumb has stitching around the entire thumb. Wing thumb offers much better comfort and flexibility due to being stitched to the side. It also offers greater durability as no seams are exposed between the palm and thumb which means that there are lesser chances of the stitching becoming damaged from abrasion. The wing thumb style is normally present in leather palm gloves which are used for various applications where abrasion hazards are high like construction and woodworking.

3) KEYSTONE THUMB:

This design is the most ergonomic design of all the thumb types as it is stitched into the glove from a separate piece of leather compared to the rest of the glove. This ensures maximum flexibility and is most commonly found in leather driver gloves. Common applications for these gloves involve industries where ease of hand movement is important like packaging and warehousing. Additionally DIY projects also require significant flexibility to complete tasks like installing furniture where an ergonomic thumb is best .Hence Keystone thumb design would be the most suitable in such cases.

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