Glovers Needles - Size 8G (1 needle)
These heavy needles, with sharp, triangular points that easily pierce leather and are designed specially for sewing hides. The 8G glovers needle is approximately 1-3/8" long. Anyone sewing buckskin or suede should have several of these available.
A Bit of Glovers Needles History
Leather needles are sometimes referred to as Glovers needles because years ago they were used by glovers, who specialized in the art of hand making gloves. These needles are still used today, especially in all types of leather work including shoe making and shoe repairs, belts and leather garments. Leather needles have a triangular point, which enables them to pierce and pass through tough materials such as leather, suede and vinyl without tearing.