About 30 years ago, I had leather bag gloves made by Everlast that contained very little padding, but had thick leather and a heavy metal core in the palm.

Does any manufacturer still make something similar? I am not interested in the padded gloves, and I believe that the leather ones will hold up better than neoprene or other synthetics.

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's essentially a sales question. Mar 30, 2017 at 4:31
  • There is a good question in there but as it stands, it is a sales question. Mar 30, 2017 at 7:31
  • @SeanDuggan I don't see why a sales question is necessarily off-topic. This is about equipment, and equipment is expressly on-topic. The question is answerable and even verifiable.
    – mattm
    Mar 30, 2017 at 14:13
  • @mattm: "use, maintenance, and construction" of equipment is on-topic. However, this is a "where can I buy this" question, which traditionally are not on-topic on Stack Exchange to my understanding. Mar 30, 2017 at 15:08
  • I agree with @mattm; martial arts equipment is on-topic. "Martial arts equipment (including use, maintenance, and construction)" (my emphasis); this doesn't specifically exclude "where do I buy?" questions.
    – Mike P
    Mar 30, 2017 at 19:45

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I ended up buy the Hayabusa Fightwear Kanpeki Elite 3 4oz MMA Gloves. Although they have some padding, they feel pretty good. I am still breaking them in.


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