Freddy's Glove is the main weapon of the various versions of Freddy Krueger. It is based on the ninja weapon neko te.
Just as there are different versions of Freddy Krueger, there are different versions of his glove.
In the original film series, he made it himself, before he was burned to death, out of sheet metal, pipes, fishing knives, rivets, and an old leather work glove in his boiler room. He made it to kill with.
In the 2010 reboot, he apparently made it himself, before he was burned to death, in his room in the basement of Badham Preschool. The less said about what he apparently made it for, the better.
original A Nightmare on Elm Street film series + cameo in original Friday the 13th film series
The glove consisted of fourteen parts: the glove, the backplate, four fingers, four fingertips, and the four blades. Freddy created his iconic glove in the first installment of the series. Part of the glove's creation was seen in A Nightmare on Elm Street. Freddy used it mostly to slash or kill his victims. It had four blades, and the thumb was excluded.
As a cameo, the glove appeared in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday.
novelizations of original A Nightmare on Elm Street film series
It appears to be similar to the glove of the original film series.
In Wes Craven's New Nightmare, there were five blades, and the claws were a part of the hand of the Entity's Freddy Krueger form.
In the Reboot, the glove was redesigned. It was a hybrid of the Original Glove and the New Nightmare Claw, it only missed the blade on the thumb and was not as organic looking as the New Nightmare Claw. In Mortal Kombat, Freddy made a second glove for his other hand: they both were even more demonic, and resembled the remake glove. The addition of the second glove was for gameplay purposes.
As a cameo, Freddy's Glove appeared in another series: Friday the 13th: Jason Goes to Hell. The morning after Jason Voorhees was pulled into Hell, Freddy's hand sprouted up, grabbed Jason's Hockey Mask, and dragged it down to Hell as well.
It disappeared from the set of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2.
That film featured needles in place of knives in one scene, but overall, the blades were larger and the backplate was weathered.
Similar to the Dream Warriors Glove, but its overall color became more green and red with messy spills of solder all over.
Similar to the Dream Master Glove, but the overall color became more bright and red, with bigger blades and fewer and more silver solder spills.
That one was closer to the Dream Child Glove. It featured thicker spills of solder than either one, but also thicker metal fingers. The glove was also lighter in color.
Aside from the main hero glove, there was a flashback sequence where Kathryn Krueger discovered numerous bladed gloves in the basement, all of which had different designs. One glove featured spikes on the backplate and fingers rather than long blades on the fingertips. That type of glove was clearly intended for backhanding a victim.Robert Englund claimed to Wes Craven that this was a bit clumsy to work with, due to the thumb blade.
That one was closest to the Dream Warriors Glove, but it had grey color and huge blades.