Smashed fingers, and repeated bruised knuckles were always just part of getting the job done, but it seems that lately, they hurt more, and longer, than they did before arthritis set in. These gloves are absolutely unbelievable. Just the other day, I caught my hand between a rolling tree trunk, and a stump. I got my hand free, and waited for the pain, and there was none! I took the glove off and looked for the bruise that should have been forming, and there was no bruising! Nothing! So, needless to say, I have nothing but great things to say about these gloves! I do hope they will be restocked soon, because, while the size I have, fits well most days, I need to have a larger pair for the days the joints don’t bend quite as well. These have become a necessity in my shop, and with my clear cutting gear!