//Cut Resistant Gloves Buying Guide (2019)

Cut Resistant Gloves Buying Guide (2019)

Cut-resistant gloves arise out recently with the demand of the daily and working needs. In general, this kind of gloves functions quite well both in many kinds of hard and dangerous situation. This post would then give some introduction to it.

Why would you need a pair of cut resistant gloves?

Cutting, wearing and scratching are usually the injuries that happen in the workplace such as factories and kitchens, which would result to a great deal of wasted time as the hands may not later workable for a few days. An almighty cut resistance gloves are then indispensable in our daily lives.

First of all, it is a protector to our hands and even to our safety, now see its appearance in much daily labor (such as gardening) and working occasions (e.g. policeman).

In addition, the working life of it could be nearly several times more than that of ordinary gloves regarding the materials adapted.

Last but not least, based on its excellent performance in tearing and cutting proof, these kinds of gloves then could be applied in a variety of fields, which are previous exclusive to other gloves.

Cut Resistant Glove Materials and Application Fields

Specifically, there are several major materials applied presently within the cut-resistant glove’s production. Both of them enjoys their merits and demerits. But if you want to know something detail about their respective properties and application fields. With all these in mind, hopefully, it is going to serve as a guide for your future shopping.

Kevlar Fiber

  • Is a synthetic fiber of aramid fiber;
  • Original color is yellow;
  • Both strong and light, which could ensure comfort in wearing:
  • Flame-proof and it would not dissolve within high temperature;
  • Cut resistance level 3;
  • 5 times stronger than steel.
  • Application: a very good choice for people who work within high-temperature environments such as kitchen, electric welding, pudding, glass processing, and automotive industry.


  • Exceptionally dust and abrasion resistant;
  • Low in moisture absorbency;
  • Cut Resistance level 3;
  • Better resilience, fatigue resistance and thermal stability than nylon 66.The melting point for nylon is above 200 ℃;
  • Application: Ideal for food preparation and other applications such as glass handling and automotive applications.


  • Made of ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene;
  • tenacious and light in weight;
  • excellent in compactness and wearing resistance;
  • friction coefficient is more than 10 times of metal mesh;
  • Cut proof levels 3 to 5;
  • Durable and resistant to water, chemicals, and UV light;
  • Application: perfectly suited for use in areas such as food preparation as well as intensified industry. E.g. metal processing, body assembly, construction, steel, and automotive industries.

 Knitting Mix of Polyester

  • High intensity. The impact strength is 4 times higher than that of nylon and 20 times higher than viscose;
  • Good elasticity. The elasticity is close to that of wool, the wrinkle resistance is superior to other fibers, that is, the fabric is not wrinkled, and the dimensional stability is good;
  • Excellent in thermoplasticity and poor in melting resistance. Polyester is the most heat-resistant fabric in synthetic fabrics due to its smooth surface and tight internal molecules. At the same time, the poor melting resistance would require contact with cigarette butts, sparks;
  • Application: ideal for use in construction and daily gardening work.

 Metal Mesh

  • Made of interlocking stainless steal rings, this material enjoys great performance in cutting proof and puncture resistance, which is exclusive to other materials;
  • Excellent in durability;
  • Hygeian;
  • Cut resistance level 5;
  • Application: used widely in industries that utilizing sharp cutting tools and instruments such as poultry slicing and logging.
Detection of Levels of Anti-Cutting

Gloves as this kind would be disastrous to the wearers if no quality test has even been made. Presently, there are many kinds of domestic and international cut proof and quality inspection systems. Specifically, this part would elaborate two major quality inspection system: EN 388 and ANSI. 

  • EN 388 Quality Inspection in Europe

One of the most trustworthy and commonly- practiced one is EU EN388 for working gloves, which is passed by the European Committee for Standardization in July 2nd, 2003.

On the basis of the general standard EN420, this standard stipulates the technical requirements, test methods, marks and instructions for the mechanical hazard protection for labor protective gloves. The mechanical hazard refers to the dangers that may come along with friction, blade cutting, tearing and stabbing. To prove the standard of mechanical hazard, the cut-proof gloves should pass four sub-relative tests:

  1. Abrasion resistance (number of rounds that glove material resistant to repeated friction);
  2. Cutting resistance (the number of times that the gloves materials resist cutting objects);
  3. Tearing resistance ( how much power is needed to tear a pre-arranged hole on the gloves);
  4. Stabbing resistance (how much power is needed for a standard spike to stab through the palm of the gloves).

Specifically, the ranking is made based on the following specifications.


Performance ranking Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Abrasion resistance (unit: round) 100 500 2000 8000
Cutting resistance(unit: times) 1.2 2.5 5.0 10.0 20.0
Tearing resistance (unit: newton ) 10 25 50 75
Stabbing resistance (Unit: newton) 20 60 100 150

Specifically, EN 388 quality inspection would take respective method to deal with the above four tests and demonstrate the results of them with different marks of mechanical hazard, which then express the performance ranking of the gloves in terms of the four critical aspects. Generally, the higher the level is, the better the gloves are. All the inspections are processed within a controlled lab. 

  • ANSI Quality Inspection in America

Of course, some other authorized quality inspection system also shines in the market. This includes the standard practiced by the testing agency known as American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The level of cut resistance is judged by the performance of four factors: strength, hardness, lubricity and rolling action, which differs from the four factors of EN 388. Specifically, An ANSI level is determined by how much weight is needed to cut through a given material with 25 mm of blade travel.

You may check the following chart to see specific specifications for each level.

A1 Greater than 200
A2 Greater than 500
A3 Greater than 1000
A4 Greater than 1500
A5 Greater than 2200
A6 Greater than 3000
A7 Greater than 4000
A8 Greater than 5000
A9 Greater than 6000
Top Rated Cut Resistant Gloves Recommended

This part is going to give some notice of our best cut resistant gloves for sale and their quality performances.

  1. Meet standard EN388, level 5 cut resistance, protecting your hands from scrapes and cuts;
  2. 100% proven for safety gloves- Perfect for slicing, oyster shucking and cutting for kitchen users, pumpkin/ wood carving, carpentry;
  3. Excellent in polyethylene performance makes it breathable, elastic, light and comfortable;
  4. Humanized tailoring technology and ergonomic design express a more flexible and comfortable wearing experience;
  5. Excellent anti-slip performance.

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  • Do not use cut-proof gloves to tailor barbed flowers as the thorns may easily stab through and hurt your hands as there are scattered holes on steel-made gloves. A common working glove could perform better on this occasion.
  • Cut-proof gloves are designed for long-term industrial safety. It is normal to have small loose holes in the glove after continuous contacts with sharp knives. If the diameter of these holes reaches more than 1 square centimeter, then, you are supposed to repair or replace them as holes as such do no favor to protect your hands.

If you have any questions or interests on cut-proof gloves, please do feel free to send an email to us (Email: jack@yhaosocks.com). May you have a good day and prosper in your business!



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