Weighted Kevlar gloves/ NI gloves.
This is what I'm talking about:
leather gloves, kevlar lined, weighted padding over the knuckles.
Recently alot of student houses in my area are getting burgled (after all kent = pikeys) and I don't want to use my knives because the thought of prison doesn't really appeal to me.
I figured these would be a reasonable alternative, extra damage and protects my hands without being so ridiculously obvious that neighbours will report me instead of a burglar. Also if I get a surprise knife pulled on me they are slash resistant (not that this means anything since only your hands are covered)
My question is whether anyone has had any experience with gloves of this sort and
1) how obvious are they as weapons? (don't wanna get pulled walking down the street)
2) how lethal are they (my intention is to use something significantly less lethal than the brass knuckles I already own)
3) will they protect my hands? (this is probably most important as the boxing season is just coming round and it is hard enough training with a neck injury let alone if my hands get fucked up from being over zealous on some fool's head)