To Scrivet's statement. I needed to fold the 7' sickle on our H one time, and in this area there are frequently scars and gouges in the bottom of the guards due to rocks, so I normally wore gloves. This time I just used the gloves for pads between my hands and the bottom of the sickle. When I got it raised and secured I noticed a finger was missing from one glove. Apparently it had flopped between a guard and section as it slid down.