ADI Saf Lok MK IV
These handcuffs from Australia use a non standard key and have a locking mechanism that can be activated without the key.
ADI Saf Lok MK V
This the a hinged and slightly larger version of the MK IV model.
These double locking handcuffs use a non-standard key but are otherwise pretty standard.
Alcyon handcuffs are manufactured by the 'Larranago Y Elorza' company. These cuffs use the same non-standard key as the 15900 and 15901 model. They closely resemble the Star handcuffs shown elsewhere.
These handcuffs are unmarked except for a serialnumber or date on one of the bows.
This 15900 model was manufactured in the 1980's. It uses a non-standard key, has and anti-shimming insert and as the springs are very strong, these are not really 'slap-on' handcuffs. Also note the unusual linkage.
This 15901 model is identical to the previous 15900 model but has a standard chain linkage.
This is the successor of the 5232 hinged handcuff. It has a hinge that folds both ways.
This version of the 5005 handcuffs has keyholes on both sides of the lockcase.
The double lock on these cuffs is operated through a slot on both sides of the lockcase.
The double lock on these hinged cuffs is operated through a slot on both sides of the lockcase.
These are standard double locking handcuffs.
Alcyon 5050 RIG
This is an early rigid version of Alcyon's standard 5050 handcuff. It looks like the CDS Quick-Kuf or Hiatt's 2103 rigid cuff without the plastic handle.
Alcyon 5050 R
This is Alcyon's most recent version of the rigid cuff. Unlike the older 5050 RIG model, this one has a plastic handle.
This version of the 5050 handcuffs has keyholes on both sides of the lockcase.
These handcuffs are identical to the 5221 model except for the finish which in this case is black.
These are rather low-end non-mirrored double locking handcuffs with no special features.
These were Alcyon's standard handcuffs until they were replaced by the 5050 model.
This is an unusal restraint that consists of a single shackle and a 24.5 cm (9.6 ") black leather leading handle.
This model is a standard handcuff with an unusal linkage, similar to that of the 15900 model.
This version of the previous cuff has keyholes on both sides of the lockcase.
This older hinged handcuff only folds flat one way and goes to a 90° angle when folded the other way.
This version of the previous model uses a newer style hinge. It has been replaced by the 5005 series.
Alcyon 5232 INOX
This is a stainless steel version of Alcyon's hinged handcuff with the newer style hinge.
This is the black version of the hinged model 5232.
These handcuffs are actually leg-irons with a 2 link chain.
These are rare hinged handcuffs in a legiron-size.
This carbon steel cuff is this company's standard handcuff. Stainles steel and different finishes are also offered.
This is the hinged version of the previous cuff.
This is the nickel plated version of the standard handcuff.
This finish is called 'Urban Camouflage'
This is a pink and black version of the standard cuffs.
This stainless steel 'deluxe' handcuff is highly polished and has a gold coloured chain and keys.
American Handcuff Company Speedmaster
This is the first handcuff produced after American Munitions changed its name to American Handcuff Company in 1962. It only differs from later models on some minor points and has a very bright nickel plated finish.
American Handcuff Company A105
The A105 was American Handuff Co.'s 'ultralite' handcuff. It is identical in size as the standard N105 with only half the weight. It is made out of aluminium but still has steel mechanical parts.
American Handcuff Company A550
This is another aluminium handcuff from American Handcuff Co. It is the lightweight version of the jinged N550 model.
American Handcuff Company JN105
The JN105 is this company's 'Juveniles' handcuff of which the bow has been widened in order to fit smaller wrists.
This is an early, unmarked plated version of the standard handcuffs.
This is an early version of the standard handcuffs in black finish. There is no model or serialnumber on the cuffs.
American Handcuff Company N100
At first sight, the N-100 model looks almost identical to the standard N-105 model. However, there are small differences like the shape of the rivets and the markings on the swinging bow. I don't believe many of these were made. The set presented here has serial number 132.
American Handcuff Company N105
The N105 was this company's standard handcuff.
The N105 was this company's standard handcuff, shown here in a black finish.
American Handcuff Company N105 'Harley Davidson'
The only marking on this cuff is the Harley Davidson logo.
American Handcuff Company N200
The N200 is actually a standard set of L100 leg-irons with the connecting chain being reduced to 5 links. It can be used as an oversized handcuff or a (very restrictive) leg-iron.
American Handcuff Company N400
These were American Handcuff Co.'s standard hinged handcuffs. The connection is by a 3 point hinge which allows a small twisting movement.
American Handcuff Company N500
These hinged handcuffs have a triple hinge which, unlike the N400 model, allows no twisting movement at all.
American Handcuff Company N520
This is a leg-iron sized hinged handcuff with a tripple hinge.
American Handcuff Company N550
This is the last hinged model handcuff made by this company. They are identical in shape and size to the A550 model.
American Munitions Company
These handcuffs were made by the American Munitions Co. of Chicago which later became the American Handcuff Co. The cuffs have a very bright finish and don't have the exposed rivets of later models.
This is a later version of the American Munitions handcuffs. They have exposed rivets and are marked Fond du Lac, Wis.
This is a Chinese copy of the Hiatt HSS-9 cuffs. It also takes a second key to operate the double lock.
ASP 100 - Early Version
ASP took over the American Handcuff Co. but did not continue their production. They started producing a new line of cuffs of which this one was the first. The cuffs have keyholes on both sides of the lockcase and double lock through sliding slots (also on both sides). The double lock indicator on this early version is red.
This is the second version of the model 100 handcuff. The double lock indicator is now yellow.
This is the yellow version of model 100.
This is the pink version of model 100.
This is the blue version of model 100.
This is the brown version of model 100.
This is the grey version of model 100.
This is the orange version of model 100.
ASP 100 Training
These are used for training. The cuffs open without a key (unless they're double locked) because the teeth inside the lockcase are shorter than normal.
This is the aluminium (lightweight) version of the model 100 cuff.
This version of the 150 model has a non-standard coulour. It was a special order for a large police supplier.
These are ASP's standard hinged cuffs.
This is the aluminium (lightweight) version of the model 200 cuff.
This is a special version of the model 250 cuff. It has blue colored inserts in the lockcase, hence the designation 'blue line'.
This 'rigid folding handcuff' has a centre hinge which can be unlocked in order to fold the cuffs. This design is obviously 'inspired' by Hiatt's 'ultimate' cuffs.
This version of the 300 model has 2 pawls and needs a double bitted key to open.
These 'Ultra Plus' handcuffs don't need a key to double lock them. There is a small button on the side of the body to activate the double lock.
This is a special version of the model 150 cuff. It has blue colored inserts in the lockcase, hence the designation 'blue line'.
These 'Ultra Plus' hinged handcuffs don't need a key to double lock them. There is a small button on the side of the body to activate the double lock.
These are ASP's first rigid cuffs. They don't have the slot to attach a belly chain.
This version of ASP's speedcuffs has a grey insert. Other colours also exist.
Unlike the later 'Deutsche Polizei' handcuffs, these are swing-thru cuffs. The locks can be taken out of the lockcase by removing the small screw next to the keyhole.
These handcuffs were made exclusively for the German military and closely resemble Clejuso's model 12D. The double lock is activated by a sliding button on the lock case.
These classic cuffs were patented in 1882. The bows don't lock until a push button on the case is pressed.
In 1899 an improved model of the original Bean cuff was patented by Lyman Cobb. They have the same features as the original and the lock can be removed. They have serial numbers on the hinges.
The Bianchi company is well know for its production of holsters and other police equipment. In the 1970's it offered these standard stainless steel double locking handcuffs. The cuffs are not mirrored but they do have a serial number.
Unlike the stainless steel model 500, these standard handcuffs are mirrored but they lack a serial number.
Blue Line 500
These cuffs are made in China and are obviously 'inspired' by the Hiatts 'Big guys' series.
This handcuff, patented in 1924, has a 'swing-beside' design and uses a non-standard key.
Bonowi Trilock 0610202K
Bonowi is a German distributer of police equipment. These heavy cuffs take a tripple bitted key.
Bonowi Trilock 0610202
Bonowi is a German distributer of police equipment. These heavy hinged cuffs take a tripple bitted key.
These copies of the H&R super handcuff are made in China. Different manufacturers are known with ANHUA currently being the largest one.
This is a smaller version of the previous SK200 model.
This black version of the H&R copy is probably made by ANHUA.
These aluminum handcuffs from China take a non-standard 3 bitted key. They have keyholes on both sides of the lockcases. Coloured versions of these cuffs also exist but those come in unmarked boxes. The box this set came in, is marked 'Brifield'. The actual manufacturer is unknown to me as I have found several companies marketing this type of cuffs.
These cuffs are identical to Alcyon's 5232 model but are clearly marked 'Browning' on one of the bows. I have a catalogue from the FN company over here in Belgium in which these cuffs are shown but I don't believe they were made by FN.
These Russian handcuffs are surprisingly well made but have a rather crude finish.
This Russian cuff resembles the Czech Ralkem cuffs.
This is another well made Russian cuff with a crude finish.
This is the black version of the previous cuff. The finish is a rough as it looks.
I was told these handcuffs were used by the Bulgarian army during the 1970's. They are single locking only and have the keyholes accessible from both sides.
These handcuffs have external double locking buttons and use keys that are slightly different from standard keys. Also note the three ring link.
These standard hinged handcuffs are of a decent quality. The only unusual feature is the key which is black.