comfortable sturdy and can pick up a 5/32 rod
I have bought three pairs of these gloves so far, and will probably keep buying them as needed.
Yes, the stitching fails eventually, can't be helped and they are work gloves. But, in the three or four months use i get out of a pair, I have to say I really like them. They stick to your fingers without being overly thick, you can pick up thin and small items with no real problem. They give you excellent protection all-around from the omnipresent hot chunk of steel you have to pick up, to the massive shower of sparks from grinding off some offending screw-up. I always buy a shield for my off-hand as well, I recommend that too.
Drag pad on heel of your hand
Light cuffs that take the sleeves of your jacket easily