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- Vintage 1950's Full Grain Sheepskin Red Franklin Boxing Gloves with Original Box
Vintage 1950's Full Grain Sheepskin Red Franklin Boxing Gloves with Original Box
If you're into boxing, these are an excellent example of an early Franklin rare adult full size professional boxing gloves in full grain sheepskin. Franklin was a big regional sports equipment retailer, mostly private label and also credited with making the best baseball glove and they were adopted by the MBL and Franklin a prestigious manufacturer. With this early focus on MBL orderers, Franklin's other high quality products made for professional use, were also of excellent quality and many professionals used and promoted the brand in the early years. It appears that Franklin didn't make their gloves in-house, these are marked made in Pakistan. That is very unusual for a glove from a US company. Pakistan has a rock solid pedigree for the bast sheepskin and leather work. At least they are at this time in history. These are really top notch, with little to no wear and includes the original box. The leather is still nice and soft, the only flaw is that it looks like there are some tiny holes in the inner linen liner, to be excepted due to age.