Cowhide is the most commonly used leather in the glove market. It is comfortable, durable and abrasion-resistant. It is typically chrome tanned to promote longevity.
Pigskin offers the greatest breathability due to the large pores in the hide. It is ideal for wet applications because of its tendency to remain soft after its exposure to moisture.
Goatskin is preferred where tactile sensitivity is required. It provides excellent tensile strength and abrasion resistance. The lanolin content makes it one of the softest leathers available.
Deerskin is a soft, supple and luxurious hide offering excellent dexterity, comfort and tensile strength.
Leather work gloves are made from either grain leather or split leather. Grain leather is the smooth, attractive exterior side of the animal hide. Grain leather is comfortable, durable and offers better dexterity and sense of touch. Split leather, on the other hand, is the internal portion of the animal hide. The rougher texture of split leather makes it easy to differentiate from grain leather. Split is the most popular hide used in manufacturing leather palm work gloves. It offers abrasion resistance for more heavy duty applications.
Our leather work gloves are available in a variety of thumb constructions such as keystone, wing and straight.
The Keystone Thumb offers the highest range of motion. They are the most comfortable and ergonomically correct work gloves.
The Wing Thumb is designed for open-handed work such as pushing, pulling, lifting, etc. The seams are not exposed to wear when the palm is open thus extending the life of the work glove.
The Straight Thumb is designed for closed-fisted work such as shoveling, prying, sweeping, etc. When the fist is closed, the seams are out of the work area.