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Caring for your Damascus Gloves

Damascus Gloves® are quality products made with the highest quality materials and can be easily washed if done properly. While we feel our gloves are extremely durable and an excellent value for your money, they are not indestructible and common sense does apply. Damascus Gloves® are NOT work gloves. If you use them for rough manual labor, stacking lumber, changing tires, expose them to extreme heat, expose them to harsh or caustic substances, leave them to bake on the dash of your car, or allow your cat or dog to use them for chew toys, you will likely find your gloves to be in substantially worse condition than when you bought them. Many people find our gloves will last them several years while others will wear them out in a few months. It all depends on how often you wear them, how you use them, and how well you take care of them. Only you can determine whether or not our products lived up to your expectations. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, please let us know about it.

Another thing that will help extend the life of your Damascus brand handwear: be sure you have a correct fit. Gloves that are either too tight or too loose will wear out more quickly. Gloves should fit snugly but not tightly. If they slip on easily when first bought they will probably be too large when broken in. Conversely, even though a main feature of our gloves is a snug close fit, don't try to overdo it. If you're a size Large, wear size Large gloves even if you can force your way into a size Medium - what you will end up with is a very odd looking restrictive pair of gloves that will split apart so on after first putting them on.

Washing Instructions for Gloves

Leather or Leather Palmed Gloves: Leather is a porous material. Gloves that are left covered or impregnated with grit, dirt, or grime will not only look and feel unpleasant, but will also wear out more quickly. To wash your Damascus GlovesĀ®, remove excess grime, dirt, etc., and gently hand wash in cool to lukewarm water using mild PH-balanced detergent. DO NOT wash any other articles with the gloves as some of the dye will run. This is normal. Many fine glove leather products are available, however, we find a gentle shampoo works very well, is usually readily available, and very cost effective. Rinse thoroughly in cool to lukewarm water. Repeat if necessary. Gently squeeze out excess water.

We also recommend thoroughly coating gloves inside and out with quality PH-balanced hair conditioner and let stand one minute (this helps replace any leather topping oils which may have been removed). Again, while there are many fine products on the market, we have found hair conditioner works extremely well, is also readily available and inexpensive, and has a pleasant fragrance. Rinse thoroughly with cool to lukewarm water. Pat dry with towel, flatten out and shape. Lay on a flat surface and air dry. DO NOT MACHINE DRY OR USE DIRECT HEAT OF ANY KIND ON LEATHER GLOVES. DO NOT DRY IN THE DIRECT SUN. DO NOT USE BLEACH.

For any product care details or questions not answered on this page, you may contact us directly at:

DPG Corp
(Damascus Protective Gear)
63 Wales St.
Rutland, Vermont 05701 USA
(800) 451-4167 Toll Free
(802) 775-6062 International Direct
(877) 326-2728 FAX (Toll Free)
(802) 773-3919 International Fax

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