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Leatherface has his chainsaw, Ghostface has his knife, Freddy has his glove. That's just the way things are in slasher world. What you may not have known, however, is that Freddy's glove is slightly different in every movie.

The basic glove — and Freddy's primary weapon — is handmade. The A Nightmare on Elm Street mythology goes that Freddy constructed his knife glove from sheet metal, fishing knives and a leather glove used for working in the boiler room where he took his victims. You can get yourself a pretty cool replica if you're looking for a Halloween costume, based on Lou Carlucci's original design.

A sweet-ass replica, perfect for Halloween!
A sweet-ass replica, perfect for Halloween!

A Nightmare On Elm Street & Freddy's Revenge

The first two movies in the franchise actually used a very small glove in comparison to those that followed, and an extra-large rivet can be seen on the first finger.

The same glove, used in "ANOES" and "Freddy's Revenge."
The same glove, used in "ANOES" and "Freddy's Revenge."

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Bigger knives appeared on this glove, with an older-looking backplate. This glove is very similar to the glove in Freddy vs. Jason, only that one used super-enormous blades! Still, the most memorable adjustment to this one is the scene where the blades are replaced with hypodermic needles:

"A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors"
"A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors"

The Dream Master

The glove for The Dream Master got a little greener and messier, designed to look like Freddy had spilled solder (and blood!) on it.

Freddy's glove in "The Dream Master."
Freddy's glove in "The Dream Master."

The Dream Child

The blades were bigger and the glove redder, with fewer stains — maybe Freddy finally did some laundry!

Freddy's glove in "The Dream Child."
Freddy's glove in "The Dream Child."

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

The fingers are a bit thicker in The Final Nightmare, but the coolest scene glove-wise shows Katherine Krueger (Cassandra Rachel Friel) finding several gloves in the basement featuring different designs, including one with spikes along the back.

Different models in "Final Nightmare."
Different models in "Final Nightmare."

Wes Craven's New Nightmare

This is probably the most unusual glove in the franchise. It has a thumb blade for the first time, and the blades grew from Freddy's bones, showing his sinew and veins. It's the only glove in the series to feature five blades, and Robert Englund found it more difficult to work with for this reason.

"Wes Craven's New Nightmare."
"Wes Craven's New Nightmare."

Freddy's Nightmares

In a marvelous scene in the opening episode of the Freddy's Nightmares TV show — which is amazing, by the way — Englund gleefully wields a glove with whirring dentist's drills and appliances for fingers!

"Freddy's Nightmares' and "Mortal Kombat," 2011.
"Freddy's Nightmares' and "Mortal Kombat," 2011.

Bonus: In the 2011 Mortal Kombat video game, Freddy has a glove on both hands, but his face is modeled on the Jackie Earle Haley remake version. Freddy's iconic glove also appears in Friday the 13th: Jason Goes to Hell, where his hand pulls Jason's mask down to the underworld.

Which is your favorite of Freddy's gloves?

Source: Wikia, Neca