Can anyone here suggest a good thorn-proof glove for pruning and training thorny brambles?
I am experimenting with a new way of training my Bristol Black Raspberries and it involves handling the canes much more than the previous way I did it. My hands have been taking a beating!
Needs to be a large glove and would like it to be tight enough on the finger tips that I can tie the canes to the trellis wire with light twine, without having to be removed if possible. It would be nice if they covered the forearm a little as well.
What you look for is leather in front and something synthetic and light for the rest of the glove. I just use a cheap Home Depot version that comes in packs of two and has split pig-skin in front- not as thorn proof as full cow-hide, of course, or even unsplit pig-skin, but it is just barely adequate for me when I’m dealing with brambles or our wild roses (which are much worse). The synthetic material is stretchy and even pulls the pigskin close to the fingers so you maintain some dexterity. I’ve yet to find a really good synthetic material glove that is light and flexible and also stops sharp thorns. I was hoping someone would name one on this topic.
If you have to use straight thick leather, it helps to keep them well oiled.