This test method provides information about the resistance of the product to stabbing cuts, slashing cuts, shearing cuts and impact cuts by acute edged objects that are not necessarily sharp. Abrasion by coarse sharp abraders such as road surfaces, concrete building blocks, or rough metal castings, is the superimposition of numerous small cuts. The results from this test give a good prediction of the resistance of products to these types of harsh abrasion. This test does not provide information about the resistance of the product to penetration by thorns or needles.
Annex A of this part of ISO 13999 gives recommendations for the specification of impact cut tests on materials and products such as gloves and arm guards and gives the list of information which should be specified in the product standard in order to be able to apply this test.