Over the last 6 months almost all time and effort has gone into researching, designing, prototyping and setting up the means to manufacture protective gloves specifically designed for weapons based martial arts. It has slowed up the development of other products but gloves seem to be in very high demand.
We are holding a small tournament next weekend to test the 2 styles of glove that have made it this far. I will be bringing them to FightCamp as well as I value as many opinions/suggestions as possible.
I will post some pictures in the next few weeks once I have made a few final tweaks (for which I need some input from you guys).
The gloves are designed for synthetic and steel sparring. Will be available in 2 grades of toughness. Will be available in a range of colours including a custom option. Are much less bulky than lacrosse gloves. Will be manufactured in the UK. Will be available either fully assembled or in kit form for those who want to save money.
I am looking at a price point between £50 and £75 for assembled gloves (but pushing hard to get this to the lower end). There will of course be club rates as well.
I am now at a stage where I have to look at which grade of leather to use for the palms. I know it is important to make sure the palms are not so thick that you can hardly feel the grip but at the same time not so thin that they wear out within a year. Any suggestions based on the gloves that you currently use?