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Leather Work Gloves

Leather Palm and Full Leather Work Gloves, Pigskin, Grain and Split Leather Glove - Big Jake, Mustang and Bronco Gloves

Full leather gloves and leather palm work gloves protect hands from cuts, abrasion, minor vibration, heat and punctures. Leather work gloves are generally made with the rugged requirements in mind and are used in many fields, such as assembly, cable construction, foundry work, jackhammer operations, pipe fitting, re-barb, rope handling, stamping, iron and steel work, lumberjack and millwright operations, farming and mining.

Cowhide is most commonly used in leather safety work gloves. Cowhide is divided into three layers prior to manufacturing, with the smooth outer layer (grain side) being used on "premium" grade styles of leather work gloves. It is the strongest and smoothest part of the hide. The bottom layer (suede side) is generally used on leather palm glove styles, which have linings to protect the hands against its roughness. The middle layer has no tensile strength and is usually discarded.
Pigskin leather requires tanning to achieve toughness and pliability. Soft and flexible when dried, pigskin can withstand moisture without stiffening. Pigskin also has great abrasion resistance and overall durability.
Horsehide is soft and comfortable, but at the same time durable and abrasion-resistant. Additionally, it resists punctures better than most other types of leather.

Legion Safety Products carries leather work gloves from Rawhyde Frontier and MCR Safety (Memphis Glove), including models such as Big Jake®, Mustang®, Bronco® and Select Split. Certain leather work gloves are sewn with Kevlar® for extra strength and durability.