Send in the Reinforcements

March 24, 2021

Brass Knuckle® SmartCut™ BKCR3520 features reinforced thumb crotch, offers ANSI Level A2 cut resistance for high-abrasion applications

CLEVELAND—A glove’s most critical wear area is located in the curve between the thumb and forefinger. Constant gripping and abrasion slowly wears it down, like the steady trickle of a river carves a canyon between mountains. Brass Knuckle® SmartCut™ BKCR3520 is a cut-resistant glove offering high dexterity that protects this area with a reinforced thumb crotch.


The glove’s shell is a lightweight 15-gauge high-performance polyethylene (HPPE) fiber that provides ANSI cut level A2 protection. This high-performance composite yarn is optimized for fit, function, and cut-protection performance. Nitrile foam coating on fingers and palm adds excellent abrasion resistance while channeling water, oil, or other liquids away from the surface, providing excellent wet-grip performance.

Abrasion can eventually wear down a glove’s coating, with the first signs of failure commonly seen in the crotch between the thumb and forefinger. Brass Knuckle® SmartCut™ BKCR3520, with its reinforced thumb crotch, extends glove life and saves money on re-orders. It stands up to applications with a high degree of deep-in-the-hand abrasion that can cause premature wear-and-tear to gloves.

A premier medium-duty glove choice for cut resistance, slip protection, and dexterity, BKCR3520 is the ideal choice for applications such as construction, electrical and general assembly, glass handling, HVAC, manufacturing, parts cleaning, vehicular construction, receiving, sheet metal handling, and more. BKCR3520 is part of Brass Knuckle’s complete SmartCut™ family of products.