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Frank Christensen turned me on to these at a demo in Camp Verde a while back and I bought a pair of them. 

I finally got some forge time and tried them out. Far better than heavy leather gloves. Highly recommendable.

 

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

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Does that say "Love Glove" ? :blink:

 

I don't know if the material is the same, but I have purchased very similar looking gloves in bulk from Uline at very reasonable prices.  I used them back when I was a caver, and would just pitch them after a couple of trips.

-Brian

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2 hours ago, Brian Dougherty said:

Does that say "Love Glove" ? :blink:

No, just "Ove Glove", as in Oven Glove.  They can be found in kitchen supply sections of stores.  The thought is that it is easier to just wear a glove than deal with pot holders.  Personally I don't like them for the forge.  Mainly because the blue grippy stripes melt below 1000F and the open weave lets in radiant heat (which isn't a problem at cooking temps, but is at forging temps) and molten flux (and other small hot pieces).  I'm sure there are plenty of people that will find them quite likeable though.  They certainly breathe better than leather.  

 

Edited to add this link to them on Amazon for reference, and note that they are rated to 540F.  

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A similar concept, I have gotten a ton of mileage out of kevlar forging gloves (something like these: https://www.blacksmithsdepot.com/kevlar-forge-gloves.html). Thick ones have excellent insulation, dampen the impact felt in your tong-hand, and don't shrink when they get hot. Hot liquids are the main thing you need to be careful of, though they are a pretty tight nappy fabric and do better than a looser weave. I generally like gloves that I can shake off with one hand just in case, which for me is another advantage of the way these ones fit.

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1 hour ago, Jerrod Miller said:

No, just "Ove Glove", as in Oven Glove.  They can be found in kitchen supply sections of stores.  The thought is that it is easier to just wear a glove than deal with pot holders. 

In that case, I am certain the Uline glove I reference are not the same material!

-Brian

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These can also be found in Ace Hardware and at other online sellers. I found them much more heat resistant than the heavy leather welder's gloves I had been using and the flexibility gave me a lot more dexterity when handling tongs and billet handles. 

On 6/10/2022 at 9:32 AM, Jerrod Miller said:

Mainly because the blue grippy stripes melt below 1000F

I didn't notice that even when I held my hand in the dragon's breath. One thing I can say is there are different grades of these types of gloves out there. You may have tried a lesser grade.

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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13 hours ago, Joshua States said:

You may have tried a lesser grade.

Entirely possible. I haven't tried one for many years, so it is even possible that the lower grades now are better than anything on the market then, let alone the higher end ones available now.  

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On 6/16/2022 at 10:14 AM, Gerald Boggs said:

I looked at Ove Glove website, they appear to only have the one Ove Glove: "Heat protection up to 540 degrees" 

Yes. There are other manufacturers of similar products with differing grade levels. I got the Ove Gloves and think they work really well. I was using them for Damascus making and found them much easier to use and better protection than the heavy leather gloves.

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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