WTS - Elkskin Gloves

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  1. BadgerCL

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    81ABB705-BE8F-4550-A069-CA698D0B0B71.jpeg Just got in a ton of XLs. Have several large in stock and plenty of mediums and smalls. Shipping might be a day or two after your order...these are finished to order with our oil/wax treatment and grommet installation. Also available in a dark brown oil dyed option.

    Made in the USA premium elkskin gloves...Supple and unbelievably durable. Reinforced stitching and sewn with Kevlar thread.

    Link: https://badgerclawleatherworks.com/shop?olsPage=products/elkskin-gloves-made-in-the-usa

    *Sizing chart is in the images on the item listing.
     
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    I've been meaning to order a pair of those, as well as a couple other things. I need to get on that!
     
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    If you have questions on anything don’t hesitate to email me
     
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    That price was much less than I expected.... Might have to consider a pair!
     
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    I have a pair.... it's a no brainer. They are amazing
     
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    Yep, these look great! Just ordered a pair of the dark brown!
     
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    Do you offer any without the grommet?
     
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    That’s not a problem at all. Just leave a note in the special instructions at check out.
     
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    put my paws in a pair of these a coupe weeks ago and they are NICE

    as good/better than any i've ever had and i've been wearing elk skin gloves since the winter of '81/'82

    BadgerClaw is good folks
     
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    Great. Ordering a set now. Thanks
     
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    Thank you!!!
     
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    I can't wait to get mine, Any company making something for 80+ years probably has something right. I got the special oil and wax treatment as well, BC's work is A+++++
     
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    Once I get home from all my summer expeditions, I'm definitely getting a pair of XLs.
     
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    Awesome gloves, love mine!!
     
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    nice John. I'm going to order a pair next week when I get paid.

    Bob
     
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    These gloves are amazing. So soft and durable. Absolutely love mine. Was a no-brainer purchase.
     
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    I just received my gloves. They are very well made and absolutely buttery soft. If, you're planning on purchasing, I'll say the gloves are cut 'generously', so, consider that when ordering. I'm 65 years old and these will be the last pair of work gloves I buy. A quality product. Simply great!

    b/r

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    Don't be jealous, you can get some too. I am so glad I got the oil and dye option. Thanks John!!
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    @SmilinJoe what's the advantage to the oil and dye version? Is it cosmetic, or does it perform some other function? They look really nice. I opted for the natural, but I always put a coat or two of Montana Pitch Blend leather dressing on whatever leather goods I get. It darkens the leather a little, but doesn't stiffen or change the feel of the leather. Puts a nice H2O proof coating on it.

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    I'd love to see how yours turn out. I put them on and worked them in for a little and that elk skin just melts onto you're hands. The gloves have a satisfying tacky feel to them and they are pretty waterproof. I made a video but need to figure out how to post it. Took screen shots. These are freaking awesome. The other thing I like is how the thumb is cut out. You dont get that annoying web of material making the thumb area tight. Really a comfortable fit.
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    @SmilinJoe I think they're waterproof. Sweet! I really like the darker color. And, there's no 'hot spots' on the thumb. IDK if all Elk hide is that soft, but those are the softest gloves I've ever had. I would have loved to have had a pair when I was riding Motorcycles.

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    I like good elkhide with a liner glove under it that I change out. Sometimes more than once a day. Did that all last winter and it worked great.
     
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    Question about sizing.....

    According to the sizing chart on the site, I should be a size large (3 3/4 wide hands across knuckles). However, when buying gloves, 90% of the time I have to buy XL gloves. I seriously have to try on every glove because they all run so different. Thoughts?
     
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    @Luzster in my case, I wear a large (3-1/2" across the knuckles). Mine were a little too big. I mentioned above they are cut 'generously'. Try the LRG and if they don't fit, contact John for an exchange. He was kind enough to replace mine with a pair of mediums.

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    I am in the same boat but after reading this thread I ordered a pair of LG. I hope that works. I am a glove size 11
     
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    Thanks for the info folks! I now have a size large on the way.
     
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    @Jean what kind of 'liner gloves' do you use? Insulated? Plain cotton? Source? Just curious.

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    Merino wool ones from Varestulka
     
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    @Jean Thanks!

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    I received my replacement 'medium' Elk gloves today. Thanks, John! They are as nice as the 'large size' I originally purchased. Only, they fit better. If, I were going to do this again, I'd get the 'dyed' version. For no other reason besides they look 'cooler'. I put a coat of "Montana Pitch Blend" leather treatment on them. I don't think they necessarily needed it, but it's my custom. Great product and great folks to deal with.

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    Does anyone have a size comparison with other brands for these? For reference I wear a large in Sitka and Mechanix
     
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    @never.truly.lost as I said in one of my above statements, measuring my hand in the attached guide for the gloves (3-1/2" across the knuckles) I would take a large. But, the pair I received were cut 'generously'. I ended up with mediums which fit me better. I hope this helps.

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    @RocketBoy
    I am about the same 3.5” across the knuckles

    @BadgerCL what are your thoughts?
     
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    I was looking for a decent leather glove for handling wire rope when I saw this thread. I’m about 3-3/4 - 3-7/8 across the knuckles and ordered the XL and they will do what I need done but are snug, so the XL are not generously cut, at least mine wasn’t.
     
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    Stretch or need next size up?

    I'm 3 5/8" across the knuckles and I'm between an XL and XXL, usually need the XXL.
     
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    I would have ordered the 2XL if they would have offered it. Real snug getting my hand in and out. What I'll probably do in the next week or two is push a 1# Sinclair plastic round reloading powder bottle in the wrist portion for a week to slightly stretch it a tad.
     
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    Mine just arrived today.

    BTW, if there's any confusion about the color add-on, they ALL get the oil/wax treatment, the add-on just gives them the darker dyed color.

    Sizing - I'd say my hands are pretty normally proportioned overall, with maybe a tendency for the fingers to run a hair longer and skinnier than average. Over the years I've found Large to be the best size for me; I'm right on the border between large and XL; usually large is nicely snug and if I have a problem it's with the finger length, not the diameter.

    For years I've used the cheap calfskin yellow gloves from big box stores, they last a season, maybe two, then develop holes in the fingers. A few years ago I switched to the modern fabric grip gloves from the big box stores; I liked the first pair but the second of the exact same model wore out noticeably quicker, ready to replace them. All of these, for the most part, large was a perfect or near perfect fit.

    I have one pair of Mechanix gloves that are almost a year old, only used for field trips (as opposed to yard work or construction). I found them to be a little tight, a little short in the fingers. Overall the gloves fit well but when I flex my hands the fingertips are noticeably tighter than what I'm used to, a little uncomfortable. I have never had another pair of Mechanix to compare, to see if this is typical or if my pair is a little short.

    I say all this for sizing comparison purposes. The elkskin gloves that arrived today fit very much like the size Large I've always used. I have extra diameter width in the fingers, there's room for fatter fingers. Finger length, it's enough - they're a hair tight at full fist but otherwise just right.

    Overall I think if you order your normal glove size you'll be okay. Perhaps I should have just said that instead of all the blah blah blah first.

    Quality, they're very nice. It's hard to compare after the oil/wax treatment, but they do feel thicker than the cheap big box cowhide versions, I think. Certainly heavier stitching. And softer inside.

    What I really need to do is break them in. I've been through so many pairs of full leather gloves like this, I thought I'd never go back after trying the modern fabric / Mechanix-style gloves. But here I am with these, and these are much nicer than any pair I've used before. Will I just use them as camp gloves, just as work gloves, as "heavy duty" gloves, or as my main pair over everything else? We'll see.

    Either way, the main point of my post was to help with sizing. Forgive me for the extra blather.
     
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