Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Level 5 Cut Resistant Glove

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  • Price is per single glove
  • Food approved safety gloves for domestic and professional use
  • Use of Dyneema technology for uncompromised dexterity
  • Available in black, blue, red or white
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Brand:  Polyco
Type of resistance:  Cut
Glove Type:  Reusable
Hazard:  Tear
Level of Cut Resistance:  5

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Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Level 5 Cut Resistant Glove

The Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Level 5 Cut Resistant Glove is an approved food safety glove that helps prevent food contamination. Available in a variety of colours, the Bladeshades glove is ideal for environments where cross contamination is a high risk and there is a demand for different gloves for each area or food type.

Fantastic for food preparation where a knife is used, the glove provides excellent dexterity alongside cut resistance making it an ideal butchery, filleting and food prep glove. It is also great for other cutting activities where the hand not holding the knife is at risk of a slash or cut wound.

The Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Cut Resistant Glove is also available for purchase in a case of 12.

Main Features of the Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Cut Resistant Gloves

Cut Resistance

With a Level 5 Cut Resistance thanks to its high cut resistant yarn with Dyneema technology, the gloves help to ensure that the entire hand is protected from blade cuts. This yarn can be seen close up in the image below.

Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Cut Resistant Glove

Dyneema is a highly advanced fibre based on an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. It is incredibly strong, approximately 15 times stronger than steel while being up to 40% lighter than materials like aramids. A patented gel-spinning process gives Dyneema unique, highly-directional attributes that allow for its unmatched strength-to-weight ratio.

Food Approved

Utilising a low linting design, the gloves help to prevent food contamination and therefore offer excellent hygiene control.


The Bladeshades glove can be washed in a standard washing machine (please see the additional information tab), making them practical and reusable for both domestic and professional environments.

testing of the Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Cut Resistant Glove

Tested in accordance to EN 388:2003 to determine their level of mechanical protection, the Bladeshades glove scores a rating of 154X explained in the table below:

Hazard Resistance Rating
Abrasion Resistant Level 3
Cut Resistant Level 5
Tear Resistant Level 4
Puncture Resistant Level 3

Applications for The Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Cut Resistant Glove

  • Butchers
  • Fruit processing
  • Meat and fish filleting
  • Vegetable preparation

Sizing Information

  Safety Gloves Sizing Information Guide

In order to select the correct glove size, simply measure across your palm at the point indicated in the picture. Then compare your measurement with the chart below to ensure that you select the correct size of glove for your hand.

We would recommend using a tape measure or ruler to get the right measurement. Our measurements are based on centimetres.

Where your measurement falls on the boundary of two sizes, we would recommend selecting the larger of the two sizes for a comfortable fit. However, if you would specifically like your gloves to be a closer fit, perhaps for work that requires fine movements, select the smaller of the two sizes.

Glove Size 7/S 8/M 9/L 10/XL 11/XXL
Measurement across palm 7cm 8cm 9cm 10cm 11cm
Product Code BS7/S BS8/M BS9/L BS10/XL BS11/XXL

Which Colours Are Available?

While there are several options in the drop-down menus above, the Green, White, Red and Yellow colours are discontinued, and our stock is only available for a limited time. Due to this, many sizes will be unavailable in these colours.

Safety Warning

These safety gloves should not be worn where there is risk of entanglement with moving machinery.

The information contained on this site is intended to assist the wearer in selection of Personal Protective Equipment. The results of physical tests should also help in glove selection however, it must be understood that actual conditions of the use cannot be simulated and it is the responsibility of the user not the manufacturer or supplier to determine the glove suitability for the intended use.

Documentation for the BladeShades

Conformity Statement Instructions for Use
Download the Conformity Statement Download the Instruction Manual

Additional information on the Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Cut Resistant Glove

Glove Care: To get the best service from your gloves ensure that after use all contaminant is removed.

Storage: Store in dry conditions away from direct sunlight and heat. You are advised to retain this packaging for reference.

Washing Instructions: Ideally BladeShades should be washed at 40 degrees Celsius and tumbled on a cool setting however if required they may be washed at 95 degree Celsius and then tumbled on a cool setting without adversely effecting their mechanical performance.


This item will be dispatched by 1st Class Royal Mail, DPD courier or UPS courier.

The estimated delivery time for this item is usually 1-3 working days when ordered before 14:00, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Coronavirus Update

We are still dispatching orders throughout the Coronavirus epidemic. On occasion, due to spikes in demand for certain products, our dispatch times may be slightly extended.

You will receive an email confirming dispatch when your order is on its way to you.

Our team are working hard to process orders as quickly as possible. We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

UK Delivery Charges

Certain orders delivered to the UK are subject to a delivery charge; refer to the table below for more information. Please note that all values are listed exclusive of VAT.

Order Value UK Delivery Charge
Up to £39.99 £4.95
£40.00 and over FREE

What is EN 388?

You might have noticed that this product adheres to EN standard EN 388. EN standards ensure that the product you are buying meets the safety standards of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the highest standards organisation recognised by and working on behalf of the European Union. To pass any EN standard, a PPE product must undergo some of the most rigorous safety tests around.

There are many EN standards that our gloves adhere to. However, the EN standard that we’re concerned about here is EN 388. EN 388 stands for Mechanical Resistance, and informs you of your gloves' resistance to abrasion, cuts, tears and punctures.

How Do I Read the EN 388 Score?

Simply speaking, the higher the score that this product achieves, the better the product will be at resisting that hazard. Products will score between Level 0 and Level 4 for abrasion, tears and punctures, and if they weren’t tested for that hazard you will see N/A written instead of a number.

Cuts are a little different and, with the EN 388 standard rewritten in 2016, it means that gloves will either be tested to cut resistance or ISO cut resistance (sometimes called TDM cut resistance). Gloves tested to cut resistance will score between Level 0 and Level 5, and gloves tested to ISO cut resistance will achieve a score between Level A and Level F with the higher letter offering better cut protection.

Where Can I Find Out More?

This is just a brief overview of EN standard EN 388 so you know where you are standing. For further information, you can see the Introductory EN 388 Blog in our Knowledge Centre.

Customer Reviews
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Countable benefits
Tuesday, 12 January 2021  | 

Not the most glamorous of kitchen equipment but using theses gloves with our newly purchased mandoline means me and the wife can still count to ten with our socks on.

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Hobyist whittler
Wednesday, 30 September 2020  | 

Great for making sure that you end up with the same number of fingers as when you you started. In that sense, it does exactly what it says on the box.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Protection gloves
Wednesday, 5 August 2020  | 

I have used the gloves while using a very sharp mandolin for slicing vegetables. The gloves havenít caught the blade at all so I do not know how they would stand up to this or protect me but they do appear very sturdy.
I purchased a pair but only really needed one.
I am usually very careful using such sharp equipment but the gloves give me added protection and make it feel safer.
I have machine washed the gloves and they have come up clean and looking as new with no damage.
So far very pleased.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Great service.
Tuesday, 21 July 2020  | 

All gloves working well at present.

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Excellent for a clumsy home cook
Monday, 29 June 2020  | 

Having purchased a top set of knives I had issues with blades but having these gloves really improved my confidence in using the knives. Excellent fit and easy to clean. So far no cuts to hands so they are doing their job. Would recommend.

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Nicely Made Product
Monday, 1 June 2020  | 

A well made product but go for a larger size if in doubt having measured palm width. I thought I had but still find them a tight fit and difficult to get on and off. This makes preparing vegetables rather more difficult than it might otherwise be without them.

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Comfortable glove
Sunday, 11 August 2019  | 

Speedy delivery. Glove slightly larger than expected from size guide, but seems to be doing the job and protecting me from my leather-cutting knife.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great gloves
Thursday, 24 January 2019  | 

Bought these for use at home as my daughter has special needs, which means food preparation, which she loves, is quite a challenge. The gloves are great for ensuring the safety of all involved.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Comfortable & washable
Friday, 10 August 2018  | 

Good for cleaning and sharpening edge tools used in conservation work. (Particularly scythe blades)

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Full protection
Thursday, 3 May 2018  | 

Effective and comfortable to wear - most of the time. Uncomfortable when wet but that's inevitable!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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