The simple answer is BOTH! But we call them Strong Cowhide FencingGloves which are popular among construction workers and ranchers.
However, one of our customers, the Alligator Farm Zoological Park, uses them on their zip line and challenge course which traverses over the zoo and alligators. The park’s guests have been using these gloves (since 2011) to hand break on the zip lines for their durability. Also, since the gloves are completely made from leather (not synthetic) they are safer if consumed by an alligator.
You can see these gloves in action with the alligators at the following link: Alligator Farm video
For more information about the park, go to this link: Alligator Farm
To purchase these gloves: Strong Cowhide Fencing Gloves