The only downside to general-purpose leather glove liners is that they offer zero cut-protection. Add that to leather’s limited cut-protection, and you’ve discovered one of the typical downsides to leather gloves over the years. However, recent advancements and modified leather work gloves have changed all of that. As one of the largest U.S. industrial leather glove producers, MCR Safety has upgraded over 15 leather glove styles to be cut-resistant, including our MU3624K, 4840K, and 3601SKHV styles.
3601K Drivers Glove, Premium-Grade Grain Goatskin, DuPont™ Kevlar® Lined
Of course, leather isn’t indestructible. But when lined with other materials that protect against what leather cannot, leather gloves become superior protective gear. For instance, a DuPont Kevlar® lining transforms a leather glove to be cut-, abrasion-, heat- and flame-resistant. This makes them ideal for use in many different industries, as explained below.
As we highlighted in our Extreme Cut Hazards blog, most cuts are caused by:
Construction tools can quickly lacerate a worker’s hand. The leather palm found on the MC503, shown above, is reinforced with DSM Dyneema inside the glove!
The last thing you want is to have someone sustain a cut injury from one of the above sources due to wearing a leather glove without a cut-resistant liner. With over 143,000 hand injuries reported in 2015 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s imperative to find gloves with reliable cut protection. If your job consists of cut hazards, but you still prefer a traditional leather work glove, MCR Safety has you covered. Some tasks may include the following activities, where an extra layer of cut-resistant material comes in handy:
Work activities such as the above require exceptional cut protection. For those who prefer wearing leather work gloves, a cut-resistant liner is a must-have. Check out our cut protection-lined leather work gloves.
Thermal and cut-protection properties achieved by adding a DuPont™ Kevlar® liner.
Hypermax™ is an extremely cool and comfortable cut-resistant liner.
Dyneema® is 15X stronger than steel, enough said.
With regards to the DuPont™ Kevlar® lined styles, there is one more thing to point out: wearers gain heat-resistance, too! It is an essential addition for those industries where heat and cut protection are required, such as in the metal fabrication industry. If heat-resistance is not needed, our Hypermax linings are cool to the touch, meaning you’ll have a pair of gloves that are cool, comfortable, and cut-resistant.