Freddy's Glove was Freddy Krueger's main weapon. He made it himself out of sheet metal, pipes, fishing knives, rivets, and an old leather work glove in his Boiler Room.



Freddy's Glove Concept Art

The glove consisted of fourteen parts: the glove, the backplate, four fingers, four fingertips, and the four blades. Freddy created his iconic glove in the first installment of the series. Part of the gloves' creation was seen in A Nightmare on Elm Street. Freddy used it mostly to slash or kill his victims. It had four blades, and the thumb was excluded. In Wes Craven's New Nightmare, there were five blades, and the claws were a part of that Freddy Krueger's hand.


Freddy's other gloves

In the Reboot, the glove was redesigned. It was a hybrid of the Original Glove and the New Nightmare Claw, it only missed the blade on the thumb and was not as organic looking as the New Nightmare Claw. In Mortal Kombat, Freddy made a second glove for his other hand: they both were even more demonic, and resembled the remake glove. The addition of the second glove was for gameplay purposes.

As a cameo, Freddy's Glove appeared in another series: Friday the 13th: Jason Goes to Hell. The morning after Jason Voorhees was pulled into Hell, Freddy's hand sprouted up, grabbed Jason's Hockey Mask, and dragged it down to Hell as well.

Gloves by Film

A Nightmare on Elm Street and Freddy's Revenge


Concept Art of Freddy's Glove for A Nightmare on Elm Street.

The glove that was seen in those films, was constructed by Lou Carlucci, and had very short blades. There was also a large rivet on the index finger. Overall, that glove was tiny compared to the others. There was also a scene in Freddy's Revenge where blades grew from Freddy's fingers.

It disappeared from the set of Nightmare on Elm Street 2.

Dream Warriors

That film featured needles in place of knives in one scene, but overall, the blades were larger and the backplate was weathered.

The Dream Master

Similar to the Dream Warriors Glove, but its overall color became more green and red with messy spills of solder all over.

The Dream Child

Similar to the Dream Master Glove, but the overall color became more bright and red, with bigger blades and fewer and more silver solder spills.

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

That one was closer to the Dream Child Glove. It featured thicker spills of solder than either one, but also thicker metal fingers. The glove was also lighter in color.

Aside from the main hero glove, there was a flashback sequence where Kathryn Krueger discovered numerous bladed gloves in the basement, all of which had different designs. One glove featured spikes on the backplate and fingers rather than long blades on the fingertips. That type of glove was clearly intended for backhanding a victim.

Wes Craven's New Nightmare


Freddy's New Glove for New Nightmare.

The glove from Wes Craven's New Nightmare was the most unique of Freddy's gloves. The glove was rather an arm with blades that grew from the bones. There were exposed muscles, veins, and bones. Besides a scene from Freddy's Revenge, that was the only Nightmare glove which was part of Freddy's hand. It was also the only Nightmare glove in the series that had 5 blades; and the 5th blade was on Freddy's thumb. Robert Englund claimed to Wes Craven that this was a bit clumsy to work with, due to the thumb blade.

Freddy vs. Jason

That one was closest to the Dream Warriors Glove, but it had grey color and huge blades.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)


Freddy's Glove in the 2010 Remake.

The remake glove featured a cuff near the bottom of the glove and also instead of a backplate, long metal strips connected the finger plates to the cuffs.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Freddy's Glove

  • I have a couple of theories

    2 messages
    • The first regards the origin of Freddy's glove: * While in one of the orphanages, Freddy went on a field trip with the other orphans to ...
    • My thoughts are that Freddy is probably pretty pissed he missed all of those plagues because he would probably have enjoyed them.  (altho...
  • Regarding the Glove from New Nightmare

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    • VeerusOfDeath wrote:Boioflife wrote:I guess I just assumed the Entity formed it on his own... he was able to take the form of Freddy Krueger so...
    • Boioflife wrote:VeerusOfDeath wrote:Boioflife wrote:I guess I just assumed the Entity formed it on his own... he was able to take the form...

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