Leather hand protection and the most important differencesTheanimal hide can have different qualities depending on the place on the animal from which it was taken. The leather made from the back and shoulder parts of an animal has a high firmness, while the leather of the side parts is rather soft. Before processing, the material is divided into two layers. The outer layer is called grain or nappa leather and the inner layer is called split leather.
Grain or nappa leather is durable, soft, flexible and moisture repellent, making it ideal for the manufacture of assembly gloves that require a high level of dexterity and comfort.
Split leather is ideal for work gloves that are used for heavy work and require good grip. Due to its insulating properties, it is often used for welding gloves; and despite its thickness, it is very flexible.
Cowhide leather is very durable and resistant to rough use. A thick split cowhide glove is an excellent alternative, even for handling hot objects.
Goatskin is thin, supple and durable. For
these reasons, a goatskin glove
is ideal for demanding tasks
and work that requires
fingertip sensitivity and adapts to the movements of the hand.
Pigskin leather is ideal for an all-purpose glove. The
material is breathable and the gloves are becoming increasingly soft and comfortable to use.
Oxhide leather from specially selected hides is generally of a higher quality than conventional cowhide leather. From these
basic ox leather gloves are a good choice for lighter and harder tasks.