Majestic Glove SKU 1547
- Heavyweight A-grade grain elkskin drivers gloves
- Keystone thumb
- Shirred back
- Leather rolled hem
Choosing Leather Gloves
Choosing a Leather Work Glove
Leather driver work gloves provide excellent hand protection for a variety of industries and applications. Majestic is committed to the quality and craftsmanship of leather gloves by selecting and verifying types and cuts of leather, sewing materials, and systems of assembly. This maintains the consistent glove quality you’ve come to expect from Majestic.
Understanding the types and cuts of leather used in crafting gloves will help users choose the best glove for the right job.
Types of Leather
Cow: Cowhide is the most popular and common type of leather used for work gloves. It produces a durable, comfortable glove with outstanding abrasion resistance. Cowhide is also more heat resistant and warmer than goat and pigskin.
Pig: The porous texture of pigskin provides a hide that delivers tremendous breathability. This leather softens with use and resists moisture without becoming stiff.
Deer & Elk: Deer and elk skin offer high flexibility, comfort, and warmth. Soft and tough, these hides provide a durable glove.
Goat: Goatskin is the strongest, most durable, and highest wear resistant leather. The hide’s natural lanolin provides water and abrasion resistance with the flexibility to remain dexterous and soft.
Camel: Camel hide offers a leather that is durable, soft, smooth and provides high wear resistance in gloves. Legend holds that you can wear a camel hide glove all day without getting thirsty.
Cuts of Leather
Leather cut from the sides and shoulders produce the most durable material, while those cut from the neck and belly are thinner, more fibrous, and less durable.
Grain, full, or top leather comes from the outer or external, smooth surface of the hide and provides superior wear resistance and durability than other cuts.
Split leather comes from the underside or bottom surface of the hide. It provides high tensile strength and comfort but has no natural grain and is not as durable as grain leather.