Results of Comparative Evaluation of Protective Gloves for Law Enforcement and Corrections Applications

Cut-Resistance Test Results

Manufacturer Model Dexterity Cut (Reference Force)
(mean, lbf) rating
Damascus DS20 High 1.07 Low
Damascus DS1000 High 1.85 [a] Moderate
Damascus DS2000 High 1.23 Moderate
Damascus DS3000 High 1.76 Moderate
Damascus DS3500 High 2.46 Moderate
Damascus LD800 Moderate 0.62 Low
Damascus LD2000 Moderate 1.35 Moderate
Damascus LDK300 High 1.10 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17200 High 0.90 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17210 High 1.00 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17310 High 0.95 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17311 High 2.53 Moderate
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17600 High 0.91 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17601 High 2.62 Moderate
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17610 High 1.16 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17630 High 0.98 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17700 DS High 2.80 Moderate
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) NYDCS-001-M High 1.50 Moderate
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) SAM-006 Moderate 4.31 [b] High
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) TCC-004 Low 4.01 [c] High
Multi-level gloves:
Blackhawk Products Group CRG 1 High 2.89 Moderate
Blackhawk Products Group CRG 2 High 7.22 High
Blackhawk Products Group Frisk & Search with Kevlar High 1.78 Moderate
Blackhawk Products Group Frisk & Search with Spectra High 3.12 Moderate
Comtrex Communications & Tactical LEGM - 6XX High 2.15 Moderate
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17100 High 0.92 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17110 High 0.74 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17110 PH2 High 2.16 Moderate
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17210 PH2 High 1.84 Moderate
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17300 High 0.88 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17300 PH2 High 2.02 Moderate
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17310 PH2 High 1.92 Moderate
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17310DS PH1 High 1.78 Moderate
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17600 PH2 High 1.87 Moderate
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17620 High 0.96 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17620 PH2 High 2.70 Moderate
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17630 PH2 High 2.28 Moderate
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17800 PH1 High 0.36 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17810 PH1 High 0.37 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17820 PH1 High 0.38 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17830 PH1 High 0.44 Low
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17620 High 0.96 Low
Hatch Corporation BG800 High 0.70 Low
Hatch Corporation FM2000 High 1.10 Low
Hatch Corporation FM3500 High 3.80 High
Hatch Corporation RFK300 High 1.30 Low
Hatch Corporation SB4000 High 3.80 High
Hatch Corporation SKG100 Moderate 2.60 Moderate
Hatch Corporation NS430L High 0.90 Low
Hatch Corporation NY37 High 1.66 Moderate
Hatch Corporation GKG100 High 2.00 Moderate
Hatch Corporation SGX11 Low 6.92 High
Hatch Corporation SB8000 Moderate 4.23 High
Hatch Corporation PPG1 High 1.94 Moderate
Hatch Corporation KED 100 High 1.26 Moderate
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson DM 8900 High 3.15 Moderate
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson SWAT 2000 High 0.85 Low
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson DM 9000G High 3.79 High
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson SWAT 2000 High 3.69 High
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson CSC 8000 High 2.45 Moderate
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson Hackson CS-8000 G High 2.92 Moderate
International Security
Protection AS
SL-002
(with Kevlar)
High 14.32 High
M.D. Charlton MDC 5000 High 1.34 Moderate
M.D. Charlton MDC 7000 High 3.08 Moderate
Spieth & Wensky
(Dist. by Masley Enterprises, Inc.)
BGS-2000 High 1.90 Moderate
Superior Glove Works, Ltd. Boss Man High 2.05 Moderate
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) TCC-002 High 7.70 High
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) Duty Gloves TCC-006 High 4.10 High
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) TUS-007 High 2.49 Moderate

[a] = The Damascus DS1000 glove consisted of separate layers. The outer (leather) layer had a reference force value of 0.265 lbf (1.18N)

[b] = The Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) SAM-006 glove contained stitching in the palm area. The reference force value across the stitch area was 2.635 lbf (11.68N) (moderate resistance)

[c] = The Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) TCC-004 glove consisted of two separate layers. The outer (leather) layer had a reference force value of 0.600 lbf (2.67N) (low resistance). This glove also had stitching around the thumb but did not extend to the palm. Cut tests were not conducted in the stitching because this area could not be positioned on the test fixture.

Cut resistance:
Low = Less than 1.124 lbf (< 5N).
Moderate = 1.349 lbf to 3.373 lbf (6N to 15N).
High = 3.60 lbf to 8.99 lbf (16N to 40N) or higher.