Tactical hand gloves are gloves designed to meet the needs and requirements of police and military operatives, providing great protection against a range of physical threats. Because of this they are incredibly hard wearing and impact resistant while still keeping high levels of dexterity.
Initially, they were developed for police and special operations units to provide between traction and handling for their tools and knives. They also protect the users from a wide array of various threats, from puncture wounds to dog bites, and more. Today, with the range of sports at our disposal, they're also used by the masses for some tactical activities.
It all depends on the material, and the thickness. It's also going to depend on what activity you're doing. Combat gloves have been known to save bikers some skin when they flip off their ride, but that doesn't mean they're going to protect you against sharp items