Sap gloves or hard knuckle gloves are self-protection weapons used in hand-to-hand combat. These tactical gloves are ordinary gloves that provide serious punching power when in action.
Sap gloves consist of a pair of ordinary-looking gloves usually made of genuine goatskin leather or breathable spandex, with powdered lead or steel shot strategically sewn into a special pouch covering the knuckles and often the backs of the fingers and the back of the hand.
In some designs, this distinctive feature is obvious. In contrast, in others, it is almost completely indistinguishable from an ordinary glove, allowing the gloves to be worn in plain sight without suspicion.
Most of the time, in case of an attack, the most obvious, efficient, and available arsenal you can rely on will be your hands. To maximize the strength wearing sap gloves will surely make a difference!
The steel shot inside the high-quality pair helps to enhance punching power and delivers a deadly blow similar to brass knuckles. The velcro strap provides a secure fit, and the loop wrist closure ensures a firm hold on the hand.
The purpose of these self-defense gloves in combat is both offensive and defensive. Offensively, the weight of the metal powder adds mass and, by doing so, also adds kinetic energy to punches, backhands, and other hand strikes.
However, the primary aim of the weighted gloves is to protect the user from injury. Normally, punches with an unprotected hand to an opponent’s head/face will painfully injure the hand in the process, and strikes to the mouth can often result in severe lacerations and possible infection from the opponent’s teeth.
They are primarily used by security guards, bouncers, law enforcement, and other security professionals where physical combat is expected. Great to wear while on a motorcycle in case of an accident, road burn, or street fighting.
The leather sap gloves are plain looking, so you can wear casually without causing suspicion whenever out and about. However, the steel shot sewn around the knuckle area gives maximum protection as it hides the immense power of these gloves.
The highest quality components of the ordinary-looking glove guarantee maximum durability, and they come with a lifetime warranty. The additional padding gives extra protection and sits on hands perfectly during hand combat.
This self-defense weapon can be utilized to both obstruct an attack and add devastating power to your blow! You would instantly feel a difference in the strength of your punch once you put them on.
These gloves can also be used for other purposes like riding, hunting, or shooting for extra hand protection. These gloves provide a precise grip while wielding weapons and keep your hands warm. The leather material safeguards your hands from cuts, scrapes, and scuffs during outdoor adventures.
In some jurisdictions, weighted-knuckle gloves are prohibited or restricted as dangerous weapons. We don’t ship to California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey.