Glove Cut Protection

We know finding the right safety gear is important to you, otherwise you would not be visiting the MCR Safety website.  For those working around extreme hazards, where cut and puncture injuries are likely to occur, finding the right PPE is highly important.   Workers dread encountering sharp blades, objects, and edges.  These type hazards can easily cause lacerations, slashes and nicks.  With over 143,000 hand injuries reported in 2015 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you cannot afford to be wearing the wrong safety gear, definitely when encountering these hazards.

Even with so many injuries present, OSHA still reports that 70% of workers are not wearing protective gloves. We know you are not one of these workers! In fact, we know you want to wear the correct safety gear. Well, you have come to the right source. MCR Safety manufactures a complete lineup of high performance cut protection products, from gloves to sleeves.

Cut Protection Search by ANSI Score
Just click on the colored heading below for the desired cut level
and we'll show you every solution we've got.

To help simplify your life even further, we have also designed a tool to help you find the most appropriate cut resistant, along with puncture resistant gloves:
By using this tool, you are one-step toward selecting the right glove with the optimal cut and puncture levels.

ANSI/ISEA Cut Levels

ANSI Cut GuideThe American National Standards Institute’s ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 cut resistance standard uses a nine (9) level scale. This easily helps users identify and zone in on the cut resistant glove and sleeve required for the specific hazard faced. The level of cut resistance extends from 0 to 6,000 grams, based on tests by a Tomodynamometer (TDM Method), which moves a blade across the material. The higher the weight required to cut the materials the higher the cut resistance rating. A higher rating provides the wearer with better protection and cut performance. Be sure to download our PDFs found below, which provides more in-depth knowledge.

ANSI / ISEA Testing Diagram
Diagram for the ANSI/ISEA testing process with a Tomodynamometer (TDM Method)

Different materials provide different levels of cut protection. The right balance between protection and comfort is key to staying safe on the job and ensuring you will want to wear the gear.

Below is a good general guideline when considering cut resistant materials.

General Guide to Cut Resistant Materials and Technologies

Material Cut

Kevlar® 9375
Kevlar® / Steel Blend 9399
Armor Tech
Diamond Tech
- 9676
Diamond Tech / Steel Blend
- 9672DT5PU
Alycore® - PD2905A
Glass Reinforced
- 9346D
"Memphis Survivor"
Steelcore® II
Synthetic/Steel blend
- 9356
"Steelcore® II"
Key Performance
Extreme Cut Protection
Very Good
- Not Recommended

The above guide should be used only as a general reference point. Always keep in mind that each technology allows us to manufacturer cut resistant gloves and sleeves, not cut proof. You will find a lot more information for the specific cut resistant technologies in each dedicated feature page.

Additional Information from our blog for MCR Safety Cut Protection

Cut Protection Focused Industry-Leading Technology

Learn more about the technologies that fuel the fire behind our industry leading protective gear!

The cut resistant technologies we utilize are Alycore, DSM™ Dyneema®, and Dupont™ Kevlar®, Spectra Fibre, and Steelcore stainless shell. Each technology offers unique advantages, designed for keeping you safe across multiple industries and work environments. Some of these include: Automotive, Construction, Food Preparation and Processing, Manufacturing, Metal Fabrication, Metal Stamping, Oil & Gas, Recycling and Waste Management. Each of these industries have applications where different cut resistant technologies are needed and where these technologies perform best, which is why we utilize so many. When performance matters most, when you want to take protection to the next level, look to MCR Safety’s cut resistant products!

MCR Safety Alycore Logo


Alycore™ is one of the most ANSI Cut and puncture resistant materials available on the market, period.


Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber makes possible higher levels of cut protection with enhanced dexterity. Proof is in the numbers...
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DuPont™ Kevlar®

DuPont™ Kevlar® is the ideal choice for applications requiring cut and heat, due to its ability to withstand extreme temperatures.

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