I recently testing out two different types of cut-resistant gloves: Level 5 and Level 9. I’ve had a lot of requests for the NoCry Level 5 “uncuttable” gloves, and it’s quite popular on Amazon, but I also wanted to compare those to a Level 9 “chainmail” glove to see how much of a difference there really is.
Where to PurchaseI paid $11.49 for a pair of NoCry Level 5 gloves and they are currently a #1 Bestseller on Amazon with over 34,000 ratings. For the Schwer Level 9 glove, I paid $48.99 for a single glove. The Schwer is listed as both 304 Stainless Steel and 316L Stainless Steel. I’m not sure which one it is, but it is stainless steel. The mandoline slicer featured later in this review can be found here.
Claims & Features of the Level 5 Glove
- Offers Level 5 cut-resistance
- Fabric is 100% food safe
- Machine washable
- Snug fit. Feels like a second skin.
- Good for kitchen, carving, woodworking and more
- Four times stronger than leather
Claims & Features of the Level 9 Glove
- Offers the highest level of cut protection, made of stainless-steel mesh.
- Reversible, ambidextrous design
- Doesn’t break and shed metal
- Rust-proof, anti-corrosion
- Good for kitchen, handling goods, glasswork, handling, and more
- Ten times stronger than leather