first off rskbreaker i think you wont the jc pacheco contest, those gloves are sick. i too got some pics from technoir today, sorry for the photbombing.
if i like the way they fit/feel than i'm going to place a couple more custom orders in
I am also curious about the two tone thumb, mainly if the seam down the middle could potentially burn/cut your sparring partner, that is the main reason I went with a simple look, that and I am not sure what else went with purple, lol.
have yet to actually receive them, just posted the pics that technoir sent. i'm hoping it's good so i can play off rskbreakers design and get me another custom pair
Zepol and JC are excited about this and want to know all your comments to improve his gear.
well Ive edited mine so you could edit yours
You should post a few more pics of them! What oz are they and are you using them or putting them up on the mantle? Where do you keep picking these works of art up?
Im on a project to make exact replicas of these gloves. I have owned many pair of these and actually far inferior to the old Casanova's. This past year I have acquired both ols MM Las Dos and Casanova. The Casanova won hands down in what shape they were in. In the 80's my MM's leather was substandard but the leather MM's from ebay was in good shape but the liner was torn up and the foam crumbled.
After dissecting them here is what I found and something you should take into strong consideration. Foam is only good for the main area of the glove, the punching area. The wrist and cuff should be cotton batting anything but foam. Even Flores gloves never used foam in these areas. When foam gets repeatedly soaked with sweat and dries over time it gets very brittle and hard like stones.
Next is the welting. Welting is white, a thin strip of leather placed between the pieces of leather and sewn in to make the joint stronger. That is the old school "white line" you see going around the glove. I believe only Grant still does this. On the MM's this welting was a flimsy weak leather. On the old Casanova it was actually rawhide and as good as the day it was made.
On the Casanova the main foam area was brittle, stony so on the inside of the glove at the wrist joint i made a slit across and removed the old foam and replaced it with foam from some old Ringside Classics I had. Re-sewed it and the gloves are like new. The wrist area is like a vice when i tie them on. I can't savage the old MM's so I took them apart to make templates to make my own.
Got a PM about this so figured Id post up these pics and give a mini-review.
Too tired to resize the pics right now, sorry about that.
This is the first facesaver I've ever owned, previously only used open face and ones with cheek protectors. It's definitely big, quite light though and very comfortable and fits me fine. My head circumference is about 23inches. The lace-up closure at the top and back make for a custom fit really. Doesn't move around much at all when hit. It has excellent vision, absolutely no complaints there. Really well made and Technoir's paint job is actually pretty cool. I do find I get hit with shots I otherwise wouldnt because of the size, and the fact that there's a perimeter around my head makes my guard a little awkward but Im hoping that Ill get used to it with time and its the price you pay for staying beautiful