One of the true icons of 19th century base ball equipment, the tipped finger glove stands as the final innovation for the catcher’s glove, a device which was soon to be universally replaced by the catcher’s mitt. Tipped with an additional layer of leather, the material increased the level of safety for the catcher. However, the game was changing quickly and as pitchers threw increasingly harder, and masks and other protective devices pulled the catcher ever closer to the plate, the glove had to change. Its short lived existence was over by the mid 1890’s
Crafted of buckskin and horsehide, the offered glove is awash in Victorian detail. Machine stitches beautifully frame the padding and fingers, while hand stitched detailing finishes the seams.
The standard offering fits a medium to large adult hand. Brass snap closure. Please specify right or left hand throw.
Currently offered in Cream Buckskin with Mahogany Horsehide tips and lining.
Each glove is packaged in a custom, hand labeled box which is signed by the maker.