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 Post subject: Re: Glovesmith Owner's Thread
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:34 pm 
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My only remaining Glovesmith. This is the first glove I ever ordered from them...5 or 6 years ago.

11.75" SP MIUSA
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 Post subject: Re: Glovesmith Owner's Thread
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Location: South Carolina... Transplanted from Good Ole Colorado!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Glovesmith Owner's Thread
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Really sweet. I know some guys don't agree, but I love the bowl shape. And yeah, I bet that all black look does stand out.

How does the OT lining compare to the shell?


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 Post subject: Re: Glovesmith Owner's Thread
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Rous wrote:
Really sweet. I know some guys don't agree, but I love the bowl shape. And yeah, I bet that all black look does stand out.

How does the OT lining compare to the shell?


Hey Rous, Thanks... I know the "Bowl Shape" isn't for everybody, but being an infielder I'm comfortable with the shape and feel... just something I grew accustomed too ;) . As for the OT lining... I can't really tell or see much of a difference, except for a slight heavier grain look.


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 Post subject: Re: Glovesmith Owner's Thread
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Now that my new 1225USA is about 50% broken in, I figured it would be a good time to post some pics. Of all my gloves, it is most similar to my 13" Vinci BMB (which measures at 12 5/8"). The 1225 measures in at exactly 12.25", but because the pocket isn't quite as deep, it actually plays the same size as the Vinci. Interestingly, because my hand sits a bit further out of the Glovesmith, it actually provides about an extra 1/2" in reach.

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really sweet smith rous! Glovesmith is quickly becoming my favorite glove maker.


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 Post subject: Re: Glovesmith Owner's Thread
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It wold be nice to see them offer a few more patterns (e.g. a 12.75" open back softball pattern with a deeper pocket than the 1225 and a genuine full trap with a nice deep pocket like the GMP7 or PRO-T), but the craftsmanship, leather quality, and ability to customize cannot be beat anywhere. Sure $280 is not cheap, but if you like one of the patterns they offer, it is one of the best values going.


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Custom USA 1100

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So far, I learn a little something new here every time I visit.

That is some burly looking leather, thanks for posting guys!


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 Post subject: Re: Glovesmith Owner's Thread
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Rous, Thanks for the pics of the ball in the 1225. What a great pattern for softball. Wish the 1275 was the same pattern.


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 Post subject: Re: Glovesmith Owner's Thread
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still very stiff but really enjoy playing catch with it...

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 Post subject: Re: Glovesmith Owner's Thread
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Beautiful looking glove Allen! The duratan wheat leather looks great. What size is it?


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 Post subject: Re: Glovesmith Owner's Thread
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The owner's thread needs a reboot. If you have a glove that is now broken in and being used, be sure to post some pics.

This was my Spring Break project.

So this mitt had been sitting in a storage shed for way too long. Yes, that is mold in the first two pics. I took it apart, stripped out all the padding and wiped it down inside and out with 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water, twice. Then a cleaning with Lexol orange and conditioning with Lexol brown and then a coat of Lanolin infused Beeswax.

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I replaced all the padding and stays (I got them from Glovesmith)

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The foam rubber palm pad had fallen apart (stamp inside the glove was" May 1999") so I replaced it with 1/8" industrial grade wool felt.

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I reassembled it with a new red web (also from Glovesmith).
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It still does not smell show-room new, but it is in surprisingly good shape after all its been through.


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 Post subject: Re: Glovesmith Owner's Thread
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I gotta admit that my initial reaction was "How can anyone allow a fine piece of Glovesmith leather to sit in a shed and deteriorate for so long?".
However, I do realize that stuff happens and things can be forgotten

Regardless, you did a nice job in rejuvenating it. Must have been fun too.
It looks great!
Perhaps vac-sealing it in a bag of dry ground coffee may help to eliminate the odour? Or at least change the smell a little? fyi...It helped with a bad smelling glove that I had in the past.

Lastly,
My son has a new Made in the USA model being delivered in the next day or two. It's a little different looking than what has been posted in the past...
I'll post pics...if he lets me :)


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