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  1. Gcckoka

    Gcckoka Settler

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    hey guys , I want to buy some nice quality leather working gloves , any suggestions ?
     
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    I have a pair of British Army MKII combat gloves - absolutely lovely gloves, super soft quality leather and an excellent fit. Check ebay for them, they are cracking.
     
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    What sort of work will you be doing? Do you need dexterity or strength?
     
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    Hey Mate

    Know I am a newbie here.
    Just though I would share my bit. So here a link for the company that makes the gloves for the British Army

    http://www.southcombe.com/military-gloves/c19

    I have know connection to the company just a happy customer.

    ATB
     
  5. Gcckoka

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    strength , I want to wear it in the woods do some work with it , winter is coming and I need some nice gloves
     
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    Southcombe gloves have a factory outlet on eBay, southcombeglovesfactoryshop.
    You can get some water resistant gloves for £9.50, these are the previous army issue glove, like the NI glove but no padding on the knuckles and made of goatskin. Very good gloves at a bargain price.
    They are also selling tough gardening gloves, which are actually the old London fire brigade issue gloves, surplus now they've updated the uniform. They are goretex and Kevlar lined, but bright yellow! May take dye?

    Both would be good with a silk liner glove. No affiliation, but a very satisfied customer.
     
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    I have quite a variety of different pairs of gloves, depending on the work and the weather.
    I have long skinny fingers, doesn't take much for my hands to feel cold.

    Top brand for variety here is Watson. I always pick leather outers as they
    don't seem to be slippery against other objects (car keys/door handles, shovel & axe handles/etc).
    Any sort of a cloth liner, fuzzy or not, is better than bare leather for warmth for me.

    Garden/yard gloves are cheap, 3 pairs for $10.00 and more durable than I expected.
    Thick and fuzzy inside for driving in cold WX (like down to -20C)
    Heavily insulated for outdoor winter work (snowmobile gloves, excellent dexterity, too)
    Thick cloth lining for wood working and wood carving = warmth as well as soaking up vibration.

    Because I have many pairs for different things, I'm finding that they all last a long time without wearing out like fingetip holes, etc.
     
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    Its like most bits of kit, there aint one pair to rule them all.

    Dexterity, warmth and weather resistant are not going to meet with wear resistance. Especially when woods bashing. By that i mean lugging timber, about hedge/bramble work and playing around in the mud.

    I found the neoprene type gloves fine for very very light work but they were cold. Thinsulate type ones very warm but some didn't last the weekend understandably. Posh mountain type gloves have brilliant comfort and weather resistance but dont last five minutes with some graft.

    So get two pairs. Something warm and thin and something to lug spiky splintery bits of timer about with.
     
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    I don't care about the warmth , I just want nice leather working gloves , what is the mora of leather gloves 😃


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    Those Southcombe gloves look very much like my army ones - in the Ebay listing they state they are military contract leftovers, so probably the same ones!!
     
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    Yes, they are army gloves on issue between the NI gloves and the green soldier 95 gloves.
     
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    I ordered the wells Lamont gloves , I should get it in a week lets see how they turn out


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    German issue Luftwaffe leather gloves.
    Having worked with and graded Surplus I must say that they have been, consistently, the best quality.
    Best.
    Chris
     
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    The greatest variety of leather gloves in western Canada is a company called Watson.
    Maybe 30+ different designs from plain deerskin leather to gel-shock/vibration gloves.
    I have 4 different designs for different tasks.
     
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    These type?
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    Either way if you want to use them in cold weather you just slip on some wool glove liners (military surplus are great) under them. Such as these
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    https://www.amazon.com/Wells-Lamont-Leather-Closure-1132L/dp/B00004R9RW/ref=sxts_k2p_hero1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=2668834182&pf_rd_r=10TKAJFFDRR91HVSYPDJ&pd_rd_wg=N6nkU&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_w=VisOg&pf_rd_i=wells+lamont&pd_rd_r=PR8AFKYAREVP12G4TVB1&ie=UTF8&qid=1478546663&sr=1

    this one , hey thats a great idea , my uncle had one of those , was giving it to me but I prefered the shooting mitts now I'll go and ask for those :D but will such thick thing fit ?
     
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    The Air Defence are really cosy comfortable to wear, think of the mtp combat glove without the knuckle pad protection
     
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    Receive my gloves , love the feel of it , perfect fit , but is it just me or it's too soft ? Well we will see how it will hold up after time :)


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