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

Tear-Resistance Test Results

Manufacturer Model Dexterity Tear (Transverse) Tear (Longitudinal)
(mean, lbf) rating (mean, lbf) rating
Pathogen-only gloves:
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17120 High 18.34 High 17.80 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17130 High 17.17 High 16.36 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17320 High 19.06 High 17.80 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17510 High 18.16 High 17.26 High
Cut-only gloves:
Damascus DS20 High 21.27 High 21.30 High
Damascus DS1000 High 18.20 High 17.90 High
Damascus DS2000 High 73.97 High 76.83 High
Damascus DS3000 High 79.50 High 84.90 High
Damascus DS3500 High 46.23 High 48.67 High
Damascus LD800 Moderate 8.30 Moderate 5.60 Low
Damascus LD2000 Moderate 75.60 High 78.40 High
Damascus LDK300 High 20.20 High 24.31 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17200 High 1740 High 17.31 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17210 High 14.20 High 13.89 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17310 High 18.20 High 16.72 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17311 High 74.2 High 74.8 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17600 High 17.08 High 16.95 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17601 High 85.4 High 79.9 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17610 High 20.86 High 19.19 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17630 High 19.73 High 17.35 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17700 DS High 79.8 High 71.8 High
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) NYDCS-001-M High 80.70 High 86.10 High
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) SAM-006 Moderate 9.00 Moderate 15.30 High
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) TCC-004 Low 8.80 Moderate 13.50 High
Puncture-only gloves:
Gimbel Glove
Company
Puncture Resistant w/Palm
Pad (Catalog # 54080)
Moderate 48.31* High* 35.38* High*
Multi-level gloves:
Comtrex Communications & Tactical LEGM - 6XX High 70.5 High 69.1 High
Blackhawk Products Group CRG 1 High 50.7 High 33.0 High
Blackhawk Products Group CRG 2 High 66.2 High 68.7 High
Blackhawk Products Group Frisk & Search with Kevlar High 36.5 High 35.9 High
Blackhawk Products Group Frisk & Search with Spectra High 71.0 High 58.7 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17110 High 20.50 High 17.22 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17110 PH2 High 16.0 High 15.3 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17210 PH2 High 14.9 High 13.9 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17300 High 21.35 High 19.37 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17300 PH2 High 19.82 High 18.52 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17310 PH2 High 15.0 High 13.8 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17310DS PH1 High 12.6 High 13.9 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17600 PH2 High 14.6 High 13.8 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17620 High 14.7 High 13.8 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17620 PH2 High 14.3 High 12.8 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17630 PH2 High 12.0 High 13.7 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17800 PH1 High 22.5 High 15.6 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17810 PH1 High 18.9 High 17.4 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17820 PH1 High 21.7 High 17.1 High
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17830 PH1 High 22.4 High 14.9 High
Hatch Corporation BG800 High 7.60 Moderate 7.40 Moderate
Hatch Corporation FM2000 High 39.10 High 38.10 High
Hatch Corporation FM3500 High 51.90 High 43.10 High
Hatch Corporation NS430L High 7.90 Moderate 8.90 Moderate
Hatch Corporation NY37 High 78.28 High 87.45 High
Hatch Corporation RFK300 High 20.70 High 20.50 High
Hatch Corporation SGX11 Low 51.1 High 52.7 High
Hatch Corporation SB4000 High 63.40 High 54.30 High
Hatch Corporation SB8000 Moderate 46.4 Moderate 48.5 Moderate
Hatch Corporation PPG1 High 38.62 High 38.71 High
Hatch Corporation KED 100 High 24.9 High 28.9 High
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson DM 8900 High 17.69 High 16.30 High
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson SWAT 2000 High 13.47 High 12.34 High
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson DM 9000G High 17.60 High 17.71 High
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson 9000C High 17.56 High 17.45 High
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson CSC 8000 High 109.93 High 101.77 High
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson CS-8000 G High 90.2 High 86.0 High
International Security
Protection AS
SL-002 (with Kevlar) High 44.60 High 39.60 High
M.D. Charlton MDC 5000 High 24.3 High 23.6 High
M.D. Charlton MDC 7000 High 22.9 High 21.4 High
Samco Gloves Multi-Protective Frisk Moderate 71.90 High 85.10 High
Spieth & Wensky (Dist. By Masley Enterprises, Inc.) BGS-2000 High Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
Superior Glove Works, Ltd. Boss Man High 22.8 High 23.1 High
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) TCC-002 High 17.00 High 17.00 High
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) Duty Gloves TCC-006 High 24.3 High 23.6 High
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) TUS-007 High 21.47 High 28.33 High

* = Glove consists of two layers (leather, woven aramid). The woven aramid layer produced higher ratings than the leather layer, so results reported are for the woven aramid layer.

Tear resistance:
Low = 2.248 lbf to 5.396 lbf (10N to 24N).
Moderate = 5.621 lbf to 11.016 lbf (25N to 49N).
High = 11.241 lbf to 16.862 lbf (50N to 75N) or higher.