Chain mail gloves

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Cheese Mechanic

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118 months

Tuesday 25th June 2013
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Dear all
Does anyone know where I can get a decent chain mail glove from?

The ones peddled on Amazon appear not to be the full shilling,(some kind of fibreglass composite, not stainless steel) and Nisbets do not seem to keep them.

Any ideas anyone?

bga

8,131 posts

200 months

Tuesday 25th June 2013
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Cheese Mechanic

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Tuesday 25th June 2013
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bga said:
Indeed, spot on, thanks. Might have to have a rethink though, did not quite expect that kind of expense.Something to ponder.

Ta

ClassicCarless

259 posts

120 months

Tuesday 25th June 2013
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Chain mail glove?

I have no idea what you need one for, but I kind of wish I needed one too.

Turn7

16,804 posts

170 months

Tuesday 25th June 2013
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Bloody hell, they dont come cheap do they!

richwig83

8,546 posts

87 months

Tuesday 25th June 2013
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Would you be able to use a Kevlar glove? Or would that not be appropriate for the intended use?

bga

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200 months

Tuesday 25th June 2013
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Turn7 said:
Bloody hell, they dont come cheap do they!
Cheaper than new fingers.

When I worked in a butchers the people in the cutting room would wear them all day every day. IIRC they were replaced every 3 years or so. When you lol at it as safety kit with a long life then they aren't that expensive. TBH I would only use one now if I was regularly jointing carcasses (more than your average family or group of mates were likely to eat.

I'm not sure what the OP wants a glove for but the equivalent money spent on a knife skills course may be a good investment (I.e. teach the techniques to cut properly & minimise the chance of injury).

Defcon5

5,522 posts

140 months

Tuesday 25th June 2013
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Ht about buying a 2nd hand one off a butchers if they replace them at regular intervals

Cheese Mechanic

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Tuesday 25th June 2013
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richwig83 said:
Would you be able to use a Kevlar glove? Or would that not be appropriate for the intended use?
They (kevlar) seem to get a mixed reception on Amazon. Seem to be under £15 or so, so not excessive, for some reason I expected the chain mail gloves to be perhaps £30 or so, was unprepared for how much they actually are.

Scenario is that I'm going to be filleting whole fish, and a new found friend will be supplying me a meat source which will need an amount of butchery. I'm not in the food trade, will be to help extended family.

Obviously , I'm going to be using very sharp tools, and knowing myself all too well, some kind of precaution against cuts makes a wise move

Goughie

616 posts

138 months

Tuesday 25th June 2013
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Should be no need for a glove when filleting fish. Unless you're cutting up whole pelagics such as tuna and swordfish then a glove really is overkill - no fish bone is going to be that difficult to cut with a decent knife. Meat butchery is a different kettle of fish (ahem!) however and one would be a sensible precaution here. As has been stated, a decent knife course and knowledge of anatomy help hugely when cutting meat (or fish).