Kevlar Gloves

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Has anyone ever worn a kevlar butcher's glove while butchering or doing other jobs requiring a knife? I may get one for slicing bacon from a slab.
 

phatch

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Here's some hearsay.

Kevlar isn't great at knife resistance. It's still a tough fiber, yes, but does cut and puncture. Seems the chainmail systems would be safer, though you sacrifice some tactile feel and control

Phil
 
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The chainmail certainly is stronger. But you really can't feel anything. The metal variety is great for breaking down a slicer or working with primal cuts. For detail work or everyday use, the Kevlar variety is the way to go. They are not incredibly expensive and are form-fitting for comfort and functionality... and you can toss them in the dishwasher when they get dirty.
 
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