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Old 12-18-2016, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default New Safety Gloves

A Chilean company has taken the idea from safety boots and come up with a safety glove with the same concept.


Chilean company Resafe believes they may have found that correct balance, with the release of their Mark VIII safety gloves. Much like a traditional steel toe boot, these gloves protect the tops of your fingertips with the use of a shatter proof thermoplastic material, so you can still maintain fingertip sensitivity and motor skills. The fingertip protection keeps you safe from impacts and even cuts and punctures. You’ll see in the video below that the blades will cut through leather, but the thermoplastic fingertip liner prevent them from reaching your finger. You still have to exercise extreme caution to make sure you still don’t injure your hand, as they only protect the tops of your fingers.

The gloves have actually won a gold medal at the Invention & New Product Exposition in the “Safety and Security-Personal” category, which took place in June in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The glove concept is comes in 4 different varieties, ranging from short cuff kidskin and nitrile gloves to long cuff, leather gloves designed for welding. There’s no word on pricing or availability outside of Chile at the moment, but the company’s contact information is listed on their website’s home page.

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Old 12-18-2016, 02:24 PM   #2
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Very impressive demo & a product long overdue. Hope their sales prove excellent.
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There is probably a market in the condom world for those too.
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In the U.S. every finger will require a strike sensor, and after a strike or cut, the gloves will be immediately determined un-safe and replaced.

Or viewed another way, Damn Chile, You Smash Fingers Too Much!

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