This glove is exactly what I had hoped for. I've only used it once so far (been too rainy to go outside to practice) but it is fantastic. It seems to protect my hand perfectly and doesn't decrease my mobility at all. I was expecting the leather to be stiff and needing to be broken in, but I was pleasantly surprised to find the leather is soft and comfortable. The fit over my hand is a bit loose which surprised me since I have bigger hands than most women my size, so for women with more petite hands it could be too loose for good functionality, but I think it would still be perfect for cosplay and such. Construction seems sturdy, and I look forward to using it regularly. I did also have a code for some extra gifts (a coin purse and antler charm)---these are lovely as well! 100% recommend.