Gauntlets coming my way

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Gauntlets coming my way

Post by brothers » Wed May 17, 2017 6:10 am

The skin on my forearms has seen a lot of wear and tear over the years since I was just a kid working on my bicycle. I like to work hard with tools and machinery and stuff that grows outside, and this often results in hitting, scraping, cutting, or punching my hands and forearms. It has always been common to see me with bandaids or big purple bruises. It has only been in the past 4 or 5 years that the slightest contact with blunt or sharp objects often results in someone saying "hey, you have blood running down your arm/hand!" I usually look at it and say, "oh, I must have poked it with something". Nowadays when I see that I'm bleeding during working on a project, I have to stop what I'm doing and go get a bandaid or two before I can get back to my project. What a hassle. Obviously this is simply because my skin is older and much less tough than most rocks and sharp objects of all kinds. Yesterday I ordered a pair of goatskin gloves with leather gauntlets that will come almost up to the elbow. I'm looking forward to my new gauntlets. They're coming from my neighbors in Texas, and should arrive tomorrow. This is cool!
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Post by EL Alamein » Wed May 17, 2017 6:07 pm

Gary, good luck with them!

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Post by CMur12 » Wed May 17, 2017 6:49 pm

It sounds like a sound decision and a very good solution, Gary. They'll probably slow you down a little, but they should spare you considerable blood loss!

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Post by drmoss_ca » Thu May 18, 2017 3:08 am

Don't forget to put them on to change razor blades.

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Post by GA Russell » Thu May 18, 2017 5:10 pm

Gary, now when you want to get into a bar fight with someone, you can throw one of your gauntlets onto the floor and wail away!!!
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Post by brothers » Thu May 18, 2017 7:51 pm

They're beautiful. Soft and comfortable too. They're going to be well used, and won't be so pretty after about 30 minutes of use.

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Post by fallingwickets » Fri May 19, 2017 5:02 am

Gary, now when you want to get into a bar fight with someone, you can throw one of your gauntlets onto the floor and wail away!!!
wins my vote for post of the year!!

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Re: Gauntlets coming my way

Post by fallingwickets » Fri May 19, 2017 5:10 am

Use them in good health Gary.

working with rough terrain and chopping firewood etc, Ive lost all faith in being able to find a 'long lasting' leather glove. I now buy these now instead:
https://www.amazon.com/12-Pair-Showa-At ... es+-+Large
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