Designing The Punisher Boxing Gloves

The Dark Vigilante

This relentless, determined, and ruthless anti-hero was born from pain and loss yet; he found a purpose. Frank Castle’s sheer willpower often leads to his victory. He never gives up, no matter the odds. His marksmanship, special operations training, and skills with close quarters combat make him a force to be reckoned with, even without superpowers.

The Punisher is known for having a deep understanding of his enemy and terrifying them with his relentless determination. We knew Frank’s intimidating appearance had to play a role in the design of our glove, so we gave it a dark tactical look to resemble his armor. The stitching throughout the glove emulates his vest's protective plates and equipment pockets while his signature Punisher skull is front and center.

Perfecting the detailing, and positioning of the skull and ensuring we had spot-on coloring was one of our primary concerns. The skull was designed to look as if Frank had spray painted it on himself, and together, the two gloves form the full design.

Another detail that required precise attention was the embossing of the tactical pockets on the wrist straps. The raised paneling adds a tremendous amount to the appearance of our Punisher Boxing Gloves, so ensuring this detail was not overlooked was essential.

Custom 'spray painted' skull insignia

Utility pocket embossing on wrist straps

Inner palm stitching and embossing

Glove top custom stitching

Hayabusa x Marvel:

Collaborating with Marvel has inspired us to push our limits. Our top-of-the-line Tokushu gloves were transformed to reflect the design and style of Marvel universe heroes. The craftsmanship and our obsession with detail paid off; the results are stunning. High-performance superhero inspired gear you can wear to push yourself to new limits.

This series intends to give you a glimpse into the design and production side throughout our collaboration with Marvel. Each article features one hero inspired glove in our Marvel Hero Elite line, giving you a breakdown of the character, our design inspirations, and info about the glove's production.

Our team makes it look easy, but creating these gloves was no simple task. Taking responsibility for a new piece of the Marvel universe is nerve-wracking, but as passionate Marvel fans, we were up for the challenge. We couldn’t be prouder of the final result.

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