One of Bladerunner’s very early products, going back some 15 years, were the Rhino Duty puncture resistant gloves, one of our bestselling items in the early years, due to their strength, durability and versatility, as well as their high level cut and puncture resistance.
Over the years we have developed new and unique protective gloves using a variety of materials, including DuPont™ and Kevlar®, Dyneema and Bladenoma®, each with their own properties and benefits to the end user.
The Fortis for example was specifically designed to be lightweight and supersoft, using Aniline leather, but doesn't have the same levels of cut and puncture resistance as the Rhino.
Our Coyote gloves were designed to offer warmth and the highest level of protection, using our trademarked Bladenoma® anti-slash fibre, maximising finger flexibility and including an added layer of Kevlar on the exterior for double protection. Our Police & Security gloves even come with touchscreen enabled finger tips.
Even with our continuous research and development, and release of new dynamic cut resistant gloves, the popularity of the Rhino glove hasn't ceased, but with the demand of our other products being so high, we only stocked limited sizes of the Rhino.
The Gardeners Glove of Choice
All of a sudden early last year we got a telephone call from a landscape gardening company whose staff were constantly damaging their hands whilst pruning Roses and other thorny vegetation. As we carried very few sizes in our Rhino anti-slash puncture resistant gloves range we put a special order through to our factory and we made up a special batch for the landscaping company and guess what! They loved them.
Suddenly we have discovered a whole new market for our Rhino gloves. Since then we have sold masses of them. We now have them in stock in all sizes, from Small through to 4XL.
Rhino gloves are our very toughest units designed to take on the jobs that other gloves would just not be able to cope with. They are used by everyone from Police through to train cleaning staff who never know what they may be picking up when they have to collect rubbish or scour the ground for evidence. Now they have been joined by the gardening community.
Not only are these gloves puncture resistant they are also blade-cut resistant which is essential if you are working with knives, sharp gardening tools or your hands are likely to come into contact with broken glass or anything else that may be damaging to your hands.
Rhino gloves are manufactured from a mix of leather, Neoprene and Dupont Kevlar. The gloves come with a wide Velcro wrist strap and they are aerated to help keep your hands cool.
Rhino Duty Glove in Numbers
As with all of our gloves they have been tested by a recognised UK test laboratory to standard EN388: 2003 and the tests were incredibly impressive:
|Puncture resistance - method 6.4:||Level 4|
|Tear resistance - method 6.3||Level 4|
|Blade cut resistance - method 6.2||Level 5|
|Abrasion resistance - method 6.1||Level 4|
Bearing in mind the highest level achievable under this test is level 5 you can see how impressive the test results were.
Investing in a pair of Rhino gloves is a small price to pay to protect your hands from all the dangers that the world can throw at them.
DuPont™ and Kevlar® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
Bladenoma® is the exclusive trademark of PDL2 Ltd. Trading as Bladerunner.