I have used these gloves daily in a corrections setting for over a year now and overall I am pleased. The needle/cut protective lining covers the entire palm and extends to the tips of the fingers and covers the finger nails. I have ran these in the washing machine a few times and the only wear I notice is when taking the gloves off sometimes the thumb lining will turn inside out. These are the only stab/cut resistant gloves I have owned so as far as how they stack up to other brands I do not know. New they were a bit stiff but began to loosen up after about a months worth of use. These have quite a high price compared to others but overall I am satisfied.