K.U.B. Industries KB-0123
This copy of the Hiatts 2003 model is not as well made as the other items from this manufacturer. The only special feature is the oversized key. They only produced these for a short time.
K.U.B. Industries KB-121
These are almost identical to modern copies of the 115 handcuffs made by Hiatts in the early 2000's and are high quality reproductions.
K.U.B. Industries KB-122
This is a larger version of the previous adjustable darbies.
K.U.B. Industries KB-124
This is a copy of a French handcuff which uses a sort of 'bicycle chain' as bows.
K.U.B. Industries KB-125
This chain handcuff is locked with a small padlock.
K.U.B. Industries KB-128
This is an Irish 8 handcuff with a Hamburg 8 lock.
K.U.B. Industries KB-005
These chain link handcuffs use Hamburg 8 style locks.
K.U.B. Industries KB-914
This reproduction of the old bagno type handcuffs is well made. It can be locked with a padlock.
K.U.B. Industries KB-915
These darby style handcuffs are slightly smaller than the standard model KB-916 shown next. Unlike the latter, they use a standard internally threaded key.
K.U.B. Industries KB-916
Unlike many other darby style restraints coming from this part of the world, these are rather high quality handcuffs. They are wider than standard darbies and use a Sheffield pattern key, which means the key is threaded on the outside. Also unlike most other darbies, they need the key to lock the cuffs.
K.U.B. Industries KB-916 STS
This is a stainless steel version of the previous entry.
K.U.B. Industries KB-917
This modern version of the old 'Irish 8' pattern handcuff is well made. This is the small version.
This modern version of the old 'Irish 8' pattern handcuff is well made. This is the medium version.
This modern version of the old 'Irish 8' pattern handcuff is well made. This is the large version.
K.U.B. Industries KB-935
This is a copy of the Kayser no 5 handcuff shown elsewhere on this site. It is twice as thick as the original.
K.U.B. Industries KB-961
This is another reproduction of a classic bagno style handcuff with a different shape than the other ones.
K.U.B. Industries KB-962
K.U.B. Industries KB-963
Kyoung Chang KCH-010
These black colored aluminum double locking handcuffs are made in Korea. The bows, chain and rivets are uncolored. Other colours also exist.
These blue colored aluminum double locking handcuffs are made in Korea. The bows, chain and rivets are uncolored. Other colours also exist.
These gold/yellow colored aluminum double locking handcuffs are made in Korea. The bows, chain and rivets are uncolored. Other colours also exist.
These pink colored aluminum double locking handcuffs are made in Korea. The bows, chain and rivets are uncolored. Other colours also exist.
These red colored aluminum double locking handcuffs are made in Korea. The bows, chain and rivets are uncolored. Other colours also exist.
These violet/purple colored aluminum double locking handcuffs are made in Korea. The bows, chain and rivets are uncolored. Other colours also exist.
These cuffs were purchased in 2019. Both the lockcase and the bow are different from the previous shown earlier model. These are not mirrored.
Kyoung Chang KCH-011
This is the uncoloured version of the KCH-010 model shown earlier. They are also made out of aluminium and have the same features as all other Kyoung Chang handcuffs.
Kyoung Chang KCH-030
These are stainless steel double locking handcuffs. The double lock is activated by a sliding mechanism similar to the one found on S&W cuffs.
Kyoung Chang KCH-033
This version of the previous KCH-030 model has a factory installed 50 cm (19 ") connecting chain. Long chain versions of other models also exist.
Kyoung Chang KCH-050
These are nickel plated double locking handcuffs. The double lock is activated by a sliding mechanism similar to the one found on S&W cuffs.
Kyoung Chang KCH-053
This version of the previous KCH-050 model has a factory installed 50 cm (19 ") connecting chain. Long chain versions of other models also exist.
Kyoung Chang KCH-055
These cuffs take a standard handcuff key. Only one type of shackle is used so the keyholes are on opposite sides of the cuffs.
Kyoung Chang KCH-701
This is an aluminium version of the KCH-705 model (see next entry).
Kyoung Chang KCH-705
This is a high security version of Kyoung Chang's standard steel handcuff. The bows have three sets of teeth and it takes a three bit key to unlock the cuffs. Although the box reads model KCH-705, the cuffs are marked KCH-010 like the standard and coloured aluminium cuffs.
These handcuffs were produced by the French company Métal-Chainex and are single-locking only. The model shown here has a standard chain and takes a flat key but long-chain and round key versions also exist.
This is the long chain version of the previous cuff.
This is the round key version of the previous cuff.
This is a single handcuff, connected to a steel handle.
This single locking handcuff was produced in the 1950's or 1960's. It has an aluminium lockcase and uses a flat key. It is marked 'La Pegy Deposé' only.
This single locking handcuff was produced in the 1950's or 1960's. It has an aluminium lockcase and uses a flat key.
These aluminum handcuffs have a swing beside design and are single locking only. A version with a straight keyhole also exists.
These cuffs from the Ukraine take an unusual round key.
This chain cuff was made in Munich, Germany and locks with a padlock which can be opened by pressing the special shaped key in a slot on the side of the lock.
These are standard stainless steel handcuffs, made in Taiwan.
This is the first cuff made by Lips. It got the name 'ball darby' by the unusual swivel. The key shown is not an original one.
These handcuffs double lock through the double-slotted keyhole.
This set was part of the first batch issued to the police of Rotterdam for testing. The hinges are slightly shorter than on later models.
This handcuff is made out of aluminium with steel bows and mechanical parts. It is almost identical to the 'Deutsche Polizei' models and double locks by means of levers on the backside of the lockcase.
This is a training version of the previous cuff. It opens by sliding the knobs that replace the keyholes. This one doesn't double lock.
This is a more recent version of the Lips handcuff. A different, finer mould was used in the casting process.
This is a black version of the previous handcuff. When it hit the market, it was used only by the Dutch arrest-teams.
The MVD marking on this cuff means it was intended for Dutch military forces (MVD = Ministerie Van Defensie).
The DL marking on this cuff stands for 'Dienst Logistiek' (logistics department).
This is a rare unmarked version of the Lips cuffs.
After the Swedish company Assa Abloy purchased Lips, some cuffs have both the Lips and Assa Abloy markings.
This version of the previous cuff has a black lockcase and uncolored bows. It bears the 'Assa Abloy' mark.
Due to the shape of the swinging bow, this model can be closed to a smaller size than the regular versions. They have the 'Assa Abloy' markings.
These cuffs are connected by a 23cm aluminum bar. They have the Assa Abloy mark and the month of production is also stamped on one cuff.
These are standard handcuffs, made in Spain. They were made by the same company that also manufactures the Alcyon brand (probably for the Llama Gabilondo y Cía company).
These unusual aluminum French handcuffs don't swing through. Note the unusual position of the keyhole.
These cuffs from the Philippines have a highly decorated finish. They are single locking only and are very thin.
This version of the previous cuff has a standard finish. They are single locking only and are very thin.
The French gun manufacturer Manurhin was well know for its high quality revolvers. In the 1980's they manufatured this high security model handcuff which closely resembles the Rivolier models. Hiatt offered this model on the British market as its Matra 85/88 model.
These handcuffs are also known as the bottleneck pattern because of the shape of the lockcase. They were made by the Marlin Firearms Co. which became famous with its lever-action rifles. It is still one of the leading firearms-manufacturers of the USA but ceased producing handcuffs almost a century ago. The model shown here has a swivel linkage while the earliest models have a simple three link connecting chain.
Martins Rigid Cuffs S
This 'company' was a one man operation from Germany. These are the most standard looking cuffs they offered. They are double locking and take a Clejuso 13/15 key.
Except for the double lock (which is activated like on a S&W cuff), there is nothing special about these handcuffs from Turkey.
These look like a 'cheaper' version of the previous cuffs. They take a solid key, have no grooves in the bows and have a slightly shorter linkage.
This model has often been copied in a far inferiour quality. It is made out of nickel plated brass and double locks by means of external levers. The key is not needed to undo the double lock. The markings are 'Chief of Police' and 'Monte Carlo' but as these cuffs are Japanese, I have no idea what these markings stand for.
These handcuffs have a rather complicated locking mechanism which is operated through a double slotted keyhole. They take a single-bitted key. The Mattatuck Manufacturing Co. also made Maltby and Judd handcuffs.
Mattatuck 'The Judd'
These cuffs were patented in 1904. They take a round key.
McColl Cannon Flash
This stainless steel handcuff was created by Australian master locksmith Ian McColl and is based on the Gill Flash Action handcuff of the 1930's. It is single locking only and takes a standard key although the keys supplied with the cuff don't have the small pin on top of the handle which normally operates the double lock mechanism. Each cuff has it's own serial number (mine has 06) on one bow.
This 'fantasy' cuff is fully functional.
McColl Bean Giant
This interpretation of the Bean Giant differs slightly in size to the original. It operates exactly like the original.
McColl Finger Cuff
This is the perfect addition to any set of thumbcuffs.
These French handcuffs are known as 'Moroccan', probably because they were used mostly in Morocco. Some people call them eggplant cuffs due to the shape of the cuffs.
Nextorch is a flashlight and tactical gear manufacturer who marketed these handcuffs under their own brand name. The cuffs are identical to the ones shown under the 'Brifield' name and some in the 'unknown' category. The cuffs are made in China.
This is the hinged version of the previous cuff. The hinge is a clear copy of the one used by ASP.
Peerless Model 1
These are the first swinging bow handcuffs ever produced. They were made by Smith & Wesson for the Peerless company. The double lock is activated with the key through the keyhole.
Peerless Model 2
This is the first Peerless handcuff with a double locking hole on top of the lockcase. Previous models were double locked through the keyhole.
Peerless Model 3
This cuff is a 'pre-model 300' cuff. It has patent numbers and the round Peerless logo on the back. According to the Peerless database, this particular cuff was manufactured in 1956.
These were Peerless' standard handcuffs untill they were replaced by the 500 model in the 1990's.
This is an early hinged handcuff. The hinge consists of 2 pieces of chain like a motor cycle chain. This model was replaced by model 801 in 2003.
This oversized handcuff is identical to the 303 leg-iron but has a 2 link connecting chain.
This model was discontinued in 1998. The double lock holes are square instead of the usual round shape.
This was Peerless' standard handcuff until it was replaced by the 700 model which has exposed rivet heads (see later entry).
This is a plated version of the model 500. It also has different markings.
The 700 model is basically the same as the 500 model except for the exposed rivet heads.
This is the same handcuff as shown in the previous entry but now in a pentrate (black) finish.
This model is identical to the standard version but is completely gold plated. Even the keys got the same treatment.
Peerless 700L 95th Anniversary Edition
In 2009 Peerless decided they needed a 95th anniversary edition for the swing throug cuff so this model 700 was offered in a limited and numbered run of 400 pieces. It has a strange finish which is something between the standard an gold finish shown earlier.
Peerless 700L 100th Anniversary Edition
The 2014 100th anniversary edition is a very bright model 700, limited to 1000 pieces. It has the old style round logo etched on it.
This one is the successor of the 7030 model. It has an improved locking mechanism but is otherwise identical.
These high-security cuffs have been modified by the BOA Handcuff Company. A polycarbonate housing in which a medeco cylinder is incorporated, is placed over the lockcases so the standard key can no longer be used.
These are aluminum handcuffs with a black cerakote finish.
These are aluminum handcuffs with a grey cerakote finish.
These 'superlite' handcuffs have a factory installed 8" nickel chain.
These are aluminum handcuffs with a 'zombie-green' cerakote finish.
This is basically a standard model 700 which has been plated in pink. Other colours also exist.
These hinged handcuffs replaced the earlier 301 model. They have exposed rivets but are otherwise identical.
Peerless 801C HS
This model 801C cuff has added BOA locks. This makes the cuffs quite secure but also rather bulky.