Hello! This section is for anyone who may be interested in at least finding out who I am and why I got into this odd little hobby. My name is Mark and I am currently 35 years old and I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I currently reside there with my wife.

As a kid growing up in the late 80's and early 90's, I was quite often dressed as my favorite "nightmare stalker" for Halloween. But to be honest, I was actually more of a fan of the glove than I was of the character himself. Something always fascinated me about that rugged yet sexy piece of armature.

Fast-forward to 2007. I was looking through a magazine that was featuring Halloween items and I saw a metal glove for sale. I had completely forgotten about my childhood interest in the glove and for some reason that item reignited my interest.

I went online and found a metal glove that someone was selling and opted to make my first purchase. I was so excited to receive it, I felt like a child on Christmas Eve once again. I find it to be weird that there I was.. a 27-year old man acting giddy over a metal glove used in films to kill children. Call me morbid if you wish... but I had always wanted one just for fun (not with real blades of course).

So, it arrived. I loved it. After looking at the glove for a while, I thought, "Hey! It might be fun to make gloves of my own!" So, I looked into it. I drew up my own templates and with some help from the guy who sold me that first glove, I was ready to move forward. I still laugh at myself when I think back about using a dinner-plate to draw some of the curved edges on the templates!

I purchased a 10-foot sheet of 16 oz. copper and a sheet of 16-gauge steel. But I had no clue how to cut the metal. I had some metal shears but I was not satisfied with the results. So, I shopped around to have my metal parts cut professionally. I found a local water-jet cutting company and turned my supplies and templates over to them.

So, there I was with hundreds of pieces of copper and 100 steel blades (and a massive water-jet cutting bill). I purchased 2 dozen pairs of leather gloves and leather dye and went to work.

Struggling to become known in the glove-building hobby, I showed off my first few gloves online through Youtube to help build a reputation of my own. But as I became better known in the glove-building scene, I built my own website and have tried to constantly improve at this craft to make it what it is today.

But, that's pretty much all you really need to know (as if you needed to know anything to begin with) about me. I'm just a guy, with a weird hobby, hoping to put a few smiles on people's faces and hopefully cause a few nightmares at the same time. :-)

Thanks for reading.

Sincerely,

Mark

Owner - Knife Gloves, LLC

 





ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I'd like to send a special thanks to Chris Grantner at www.razorgloves.com. A true friend and mentor in this hobby and a great builder himself. Chris' gloves are top of the line and his personal artistic touch make his gloves truly one of a kind. I am proud to endorse his work! Check out his site to see more of his own work!

Also, a big shout out to Steve Sévigny of Dreams Slasher Creations for help with the Knifegloves title design!


DISCLAIMER
This website and the glove's artist are in no way affiliated with New Line Cinema, Platinum Dunes, and/or the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The products displayed are not endorsed by any film franchise or its owners and affiliates. By purchasing a glove, you do hereby release Mark Petrie and Knife Gloves, LLC from any liability if an accident/injury results from the use and/or modification of these products.

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