We are constantly battling blackberries in our yard. For under $5 my husband was able to put together a set of gloves that allows him to pull the blackberries out, roots and all, without being cut to shreds!
1 pair nitrile coated gloves
1 pair cotton gloves
1 pair heavy leather work gloves
Put on the nitrile coated gloves.
Now put on the cotton gloves.
Finally, add the leather gloves. Now you are ready to tackle those blackberries.