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Features

  • 12.50 Inch Pattern

  • Buffalo Leather Shell - Genuine Range Bison Leather Creates a Rugged Yet Supple Feel

  • Classic Walnut Leather Palm and Web

  • Closed Back

  • Fully Closed Web

  • Fastpitch Infield / Pitcher / Outfield Model

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  • Made in the USA - Since 1934 (Nocona, TX)

  • Robust Feel With Short Break-In Time

  • 100 Day Love Your Glove Guarantee

  • One (1) Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Description

This season, Nokona is bringing its classic Buffalo Combo Series to the fastpitch softball field! Nokona uses premium quality, select American Range Bison from ranches in South Dakota to construct these gloves. Buffalo leather produces the best of both worlds, soft and sturdy. Buffalo leather is renowned for its flexibility and supple feel. The shape of the glove is key, so Nokona has combined Buffalo with their signature Classic Walnut Leather. Classic Walnut Leather results from an old world tanning process that produces a uniquely patterned leather with a character and feel all its own. The combination of these two leathers creates a robust glove with a relatively short break-in period. When looking for a top-of-the-line glove, the Nokona Buffalo Combo Fastpitch Series should be on the top of the list. For over 75 years, Nokona has been producing handmade ball gloves for the elite player right here in the U.S.A. in Nocona, Texas. Don't buy a new glove every year, get a Nokona and get a glove that will last far beyond your expectations. Nokona: America's Pastime. American Made! Free Shipping!

Reviews (5)

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blowout100

Pros: Very supple glove. best 12.5 Nokona makes. It's better than the black and walnut. Easy to break in really almost game ready. The palm is perfect for 12" fast pitch. Leather is OUTSTANDING. I have owned number of fast pitch gloves and this is the best!. From 12U to college this mitt just works!

Cons: Its pricey at 259.99 BUT well worth it!

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SoftballDad

Pros: I bought this glove for my 13yr old daughter so she could have a glove to last her for pretty much EVER! Just looking at the glove you can tell its a super quality product. The glove is freaking sweet! While the buffalo / walnut leather combo is helping with the break-in time there is no way this glove is close to game ready out the box. I put it on my hand and I couldn't even budge it closed. It is stiff, but I expected it would be because Nokona uses the best quality leather available. I worked the glove with a softball mallet and played catch with my daughter for the past 2 weeks and my daughter can now catch the ball and get the glove to close enough so the ball wont pop out. I figure another couple weeks and this thing will be game ready. To sum it all up, you cant go wrong with this glove. Its really nice, but expect to have some break-in time. Also, Nokona is the only company I know of that makes ball gloves in America. Support American Products!!

Cons: None. Zippo, Zilch.

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Cat

Pros: My daughter has only had this glove for a week so I really have not seen any pros.

Cons: This glove has been difficult to break-in. I have used the Nokona cream on it 4 times and worked on this glove a lot. For the money spent on this glove it should be somewhat pre broken-in.

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Anonymous

Pros: I'm a 5'2" woman with small hands playing in the outfield and found this glove to fit me almost perfectly. There's room for bigger hands for sure but I can already feel the glove forming to my hand. I've had this glove a couple of weeks now (not playing every day) and the break-in period is going well and fairly quickly. The leather combination of walnut and buffalo makes for a supple and soft feeling glove. It's still rigid where it needs to be though. I'm also getting a good snap in the pocket playing so far which feels awesome. I tried multiple fastpitch, baseball and softball gloves and this glove is just outstanding. I was looking for a glove to last a long time and I'm certain this will last many years.

Cons: I just wish there was a fast pitch glove for Nokona in all black. That's all!

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Red Devils outfielder

Pros: Awesome, glove, keeps it shape and pocket beautifully. Doesn't break down like less expensive brands, my 16 year old daughter has used it for two years of high school and competitive, and it looks like new, will use till college where she will have to use the brand the team gives her.

Cons: None, the best for the money.

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Questions and Answers (13)

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Will you carry the BCF3250C? I see the fielders gloves but not the catchers.
blowout100
Yes, we will carry the BCF3250C. It looks like it will be a couple of weeks until we get them in. Once we do receive them, it will show on our website.
Nick K.
Do Nokona gloves run small?
leah
Yes, Nokona gloves do run smaller than most other brands.
Kara
My daughter is 14 and plays 3rd base is a 12.5 glove good or should i go with a 12?
jb
Most comes down to personal preference, but a 12" glove is more common for a 14 year old fastpitch softball player at third base.
Tyler
Is the Nokona 12.5" too big for a 8 year old that plays travel ball? She has a 11 inch that's too small but I'm stuck on size she plays short stop and second and right field.
southpaw
At 12.50", the Nokona Buffalo Combo Fastpitch Series: BCF1250C is large for her age. For more accurate sizing, please visit our Glove Coach at http://www.justballgloves.com/glove-coach/
Aubrey
Hi I read on reviews that nokona sizes is smaller than other brands.. I want to order the nokona combo and my daughter is playing middle infield 14U, what size is perfect for her?
Softball44
The more recent Nokona gloves do not run as small as in the past. I can't say what size is "perfect" for her as much of the decision in glove sizing comes down to personal preference. However, I would recommend a 12" Nokona model based on her age and positions.
Tyler
I'm 17 years old and I play Varsity high school softball and for an 18U traveling team as a mid infielder. I mostly play second. Would a 12" or 12.5" be better for my position and age?
Tori
Most players at second base prefer a smaller glove so I would recommend the 12" glove.
Jeff
Daughter plays shortstop and pitches. Her current Rawlings is 12 inches and works great but everything I read says Nokona runs small. Should I get a 12.5 inch or the 12 inch glove? Oh, she plays 14U and HS softball.
Ken
The newer Nokona gloves do not run as small as the past models. If she is used to a 12" glove, I would stick with it. Size is purely personal preference but we do offer our 100 Day Guarantee so she can try it out and if she does not like it, return it for exchange or full refund within 100 days of purchase.
John H
I play on a coed fastpitch softball city league, and I also play slow pitch on a different day. I am a 28 year old male. I normally play shortstop, but I also play outfield from time to time. I love how the Buffalo Combo fastpitch glove looks and love the reviews. Would you recommend this glove for my type of play? I am pretty active in softball every summer so I want something that will last!
autobot
The Nokona Buffalo Combo Fastpitch Series: BCF1250C is a fastpitch glove designed for female hands, and the wrist openings and finger stalls will likely be too small for your hands. The Nokona Walnut Softball Series: WS1250C would be a good 12.50" alternative for you, as it's designed for men's hands.
Katie
Will you be getting any of these for a left handed thrower?
David
Unfortunately the Nokona Buffalo Combo Fastpitch Series (BCF1250C) has been discontinued so we will not be getting any in for a left handed thrower.
Patrick
We purchased a (BCF-1250) last year and have been working with it. We have had to stay with our old glove, because this one is still very stiff. Any suggestions?
Roger
If you are looking to break-in the Nokona Buffalo Combo Fastpitch Series: (BCF1250C) I would suggest using our extensive Glove Care Kit. This kit includes glove oil, and over sized shaping ball, two glove applicator sponges, two over sized shaping bands, and a wooden break-in mallet. It will also include an online glove care video, and will provide detailed instruction. All of the materials provided in this kit will break-in even the hardest, and stiffest gloves.
Merritt
Can I still use this for slow pitch adult softball for the infield and outfield?
ano
The Nokona Buffalo Combo Fastpitch Series (BCF1250C) could be used for slow pitch but the fit of the glove will be more designed for a female hand. It will have smaller finger stalls and a smaller wrist opening than a men's model.
Patrick
I am looking at this glove and the WS-1250C for my daughter. She is 13 and plays at a high level. She plays 1st and outfield. Can you tell me what the main difference is between these gloves other than the velcro strap back? Is the strap better?
Rick
The big difference between this Nokona Buffalo Combo Fastpitch Series (BCF-1250C) and the WS-1250C is that this Buffalo Combo Fastpitch is meant to fit a female hand while the WS-1250C is meant to fit the hand of an adult male playing slowpitch softball. For what you are wanting, you will want to go with this Nokona Buffalo Combo Fastpitch Series (BCF-1250C). As you mentioned in the question, it has a strap for a smaller hand and the fit will be better for a 13 year old female player.
Ben
Do you know when you will get any more in?
Jeremy
At this time (8/13/18) we are not aware of when we will be receiving more of the Nokona Buffalo Combo Fastpitch Series: BCF-1250C.
Cameron
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About the Brand

Joe Phillips writes about his visit to Nokona. It was like sitting in at the plantation party in Gone with the Wind or maybe gazing from the grandstand at the “Field of Dreams” while the Black Sox players tried to work out their idled muscle kinks. And, I was gently reminded by the lines in that movie while I dug into a delicious plate of North Texas barbecue: “threshing crews eating at outdoor tables. It continually reminds us of what once was, like an Indian-head penny in a handful of new coins. . . You talk a good dream.” And here I was. . . graciously invited into this magical and charming “Field of Glove-Making Dreams” in former Comanche Indian land at Nocona, Texas. It was a warm August evening, basked in a golden harvest moon, while friends and the Nokona family paid its kindly southern regards to two of their own and two of America’s finest but relatively obscure glove makers, Bobby Storey and Elvin Ray “Ab” Lemons. You see, the pair had just completed fifty years of time-honored employment with Nocona Athletic Goods, the last of the all-American made ball glove company's. The occasion brought echoes of past successes and human contentment, but in Nocona today you still experience much the same American texture of yesterday and perhaps a glimpse into tomorrow as well.

The two stately gentlemen were being honored in a way that could have taken place in the same manner when they first reported for full-time work at Nokona, in 1952, or back even earlier, in 1933 when the company started making sports equipment. During a brief and informal presentation at the celebration, Nokona’s new sales manager called the two glove makers “Legends - because that’s what their ball gloves stood for, American know-how and pride taken in a best-made product.”

A man of few words but a marveled craftsman who could literally conjure a sows ear into a playable baseball mitt, Mr. Lemons got up and fondly recalled the several men he worked with through his half-century and of the training that had been passed along to him from his old bosses.

His counter part and just as talented, Bobby Storey, had filled in at just about every job at Nokona. Bobby, the son of the sporting goods founder, R.E. “Bob” Storey had most recently served as president and now chairman of the board of Nokona. Though past retirement age like Mr. Lemons, he’s now serving at one of his favorite roles, that of ball glove designer.

At a time for employment in this country when five years is considered a long tenure with the same company, Ab and Bobby are not even the first to complete a half-century journey with Nocona Athletics. The now deceased Jewell Brickey, hit that milestone in 1993, after joining the company during World War II. That’s the kind of devotion that employees forge into this glove-making outfit. A devoted and sustained tenure here is not rare. Last year the company advertising, displayed along with Storey and Lemons, three other employees who had garnered 40 years with Nokona, Warren Clary, Bud Meekins, and Melvin Weedin.“

I don’t have to tell you that the one constant through all the years has been baseball”, wrote W.P. Kinsella. And the most constant of ball glove makers has been Nokona, and the men and women there who keep alive the tradition of American craftsmanship of ball glove making. The spirit of glove-making is still alive and well in Nocona, Texas.

Glove Properties

Nokona Buffalo Combo Fastpitch Series: BCF-1250C
Color Brown
Feel Stiff
Glove Type Female Fastpitch Softball
Position Outfield
Price $200 - $299.99
Size 12.50
Sub Type Fielders
Vendor Nokona
Web Type Fully Closed

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