Sorry that I have been slacking on my recommendations. Sometimes life gets ahead of you and all you can do is do your damnedest to keep up!
For those of you out there that are new to the H2H Combatives game and are unsure of what gear is worthwhile to buy, here is my go-to advice for boxing gloves. These are well made, are fairly rugged, decently comfortable for extended training sessions, and about half the cost of comparable gloves:
My EDC utility knife. Light, handy, with an excellent blade design, with just enough length to be useful for general purpose tasks but not too long to keep in even a business suit pocket. The best part is it’s price. If something should happen to it, I won’t shed a tear at getting an inexpensive replacement.