The rule of thumb with puncture-resistant gloves is this: there is no such thing as puncture PROOF, which is why the term 'resistant' is used instead.
The type of material used to create a high level of puncture resistance means that dexterity is affected, since a much stiffer layer of impenetrable material is added in order to be truly effective against puncture and slash hazards.
Nonetheless, the remarkable thing about the several styles we have developed is that while they utilize materials like steel mesh, it is of a quality and fineness that does not affect comfort.
Kevlar®/Wire-core gloves with steel-mesh palms.
ASTM cut-level 5 and puncture-level 3. Kevlar® glove with steel-mesh liner.
Dynastop® full-grain leather glove with needlestick resistance. ASTM cut-level 5, puncture-level 4.
ASTM puncture-level 3.
Double leather palms for optimal performance. ASTM cut-level 2, puncture-level 4.
Side-split Leather Puncture-resistant Gloves
Heavy-duty puncture-resistant fitter lined with 12 layers of nylon. ASTM puncture-level 5.
Premium 1.4 mm side-split leather palms and 9 oz. cotton twill backs. ASTM cut-level 4, puncture-level 3.