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That claim by the Lee Parks glove company seemed rather dubious to me, so I did some research.
I was unable to find any conclusive evidence that carbon fiber knuckles can cause lacerations to the hands.
However, the knuckles have been known to shatter, especially in cheaper gear, but because they are not in direct contact with the skin, the probability of lacerations is extremely small...
Of course anything could happen in the violence of an crash, so it cannot be completely ruled out.

The only thing I was able to find was other motorcycle forums referencing the claims made by the Lee Parks glove company.
All "evidence" is either anecdotal or being used to sell Lee Parks gloves.

I even looked up the accident Ken Meese (supposedly the guy holding up his scared hand) suffered during the 2011 Iron Butt Rally. Here is a quote from his website, "In 2011, less than 24 hours from the finish, he was in the lead to win…but a coyote had other plans. Ken ended up with a shredded spleen that had to be removed, collapsed lung, cracked ribs, broken left scapula, and broken bones/snapped tendons in his right hand. But from the time he woke up, his thoughts were on recovery and how he could get back into fighting shape for 2013."

It says nothing about shattered carbon fiber knuckles causing the injuries.

Make your own conclusion, but to me it looks like good marketing.
Starting to look like another of the web's urban legends to me. Thanks for clarifying that.
 

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So I went to the local cyclegear and tried on some gloves. I put on a gauntlet glove and had some thoughts. My jacket wrist cuff area is a little past my wrist. So when i put on the guantlet gloves it was difficult to get the wrist of the glove down to my actual wrist without pushing my jacket forearm back a bit off setting my elbow pads. Perhaps I need a slightly smaller jacket but that isnt happening. It was also somewhat difficult to get all my jackets wrist area into the guantlet. This makes me desire a short gloves more but I think i want to try out a few more gloves.
 

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So I feel that if I cant get the guantlets to feel right then their protection is not worth the odd fit. I want to watch some utube videos on guantlets or something.
 

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What happens with a short glove in a slide is that the front edge of your jacket sleeve catches and starts to slide up your arm.

The gauntlet lets you tuck the sleeve inside so the edge is not able to catch.

There is no up-side to short gloves that I can see.
 

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to each their own, of course..

there is however a good case for
good quality short or summer gloves..

demonstrated by many and various
excellent gloves available and worn by
many and various motorcyclists..
 

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So I feel that if I cant get the guantlets to feel right then their protection is not worth the odd fit. I want to watch some utube videos on guantlets or something.
This is the lady's website who made my gloves. She can adjust any dimension to suit your needs.
Bertis Gloves

My short gloves have been relegated to the car for cool weather driving.

One of my biggest disappointments in retiring from riding is no longer having a need to wear my gauntlets. They are a true delight.
 
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