These handcuffs look a lot like the padlocking Rivolier model but they have five locking holes in the bows and a single ring linkage. They are marked 'Polizei' but are of French manufacture, probably made by Manhurin.
These Polish handcuffs are a bit larger than standard but have no special features except for the key. It has a long peg on the tip to operate the double lock. The manufacturer is unknown but they are marked PPST and also have what's probably the month of manufacturing (03/80).
These are almost identical to the previous cuff but have a different month on them (9/85).
This is an unmarked training version of the previous cuffs. They can be opened with a sliding button next to the keyhole. The key also still works.
These cuffs look a lot like the previous models but are smaller and single locking only.
The manufacturer of these Polish cuffs is unknown. They are marked PRO96 which could indicate the year of manufacturing. I have seen these cuffs with a PRO93 marking but don't own those.
Providence Tool Co.
These are standard darby handcuffs but unlike most brands, these were made in the USA.
These handcuffs closely resemble the Ralkem models shown later but there is a difference in the shape of the lockcase. The box in which they came clearly states 'Made in Slovakia'.
These handcuffs are single-locking only. A version with a slotted key also exists.
These single-locking handcuffs have the same shape as the earlier SNB models but use a different key.
This (rare) black version of the previous cuff was made in the mid 1990's as a prototype for the special police forces.
Ralkem/Alfa Proj 9900
These handcuffs are probably made with the US market in mind. They accept most standard keys but the ones supplied with them have a smaller hole in the front so they don't fit cuffs made by other brands.
Ralkem/Alfa Proj 9921
This handcuff uses a non-standard key and has a keyway which is accessible from both sides of the lockcase. It double locks by pushing the top of the key in a slot on the lockcase. This is an early version marked 'Bren Brno'. Later versions are marked 'Alfa Proj'. Ralkem was sold to Alfa Proj in1993.
Ralkem/Alfa Proj 9922
This is the hinged version of the previous 9921 model.
Ralkem/Alfa Proj 9924
This 9924 model is identical to the 9921 model except for the double lock which is operated by a button on the lockcase.
Ralkem/Alfa Proj 9927
This is an early black version of the hinged cuffs. It is marked 'Ralkem MVS 9927 P.P. on both lock cases. I was told these were intended for the Italian military.
Ralkem/Alfa Proj 'Rapidcuff'
This rigid cuff was offered by the Bonowi company of Germany. It consists of a standard hinged model 9927 sandwiched between 2 aluminum plates and held together by a single bolt.
This is a conversion sold by RRB Systems International. It consists of 3 plastic pieces which turn a standard S&W model 100P into a rigid cuff. It is sold as a complete cuff but the plastic parts can be bought separately.
This is the same as the previous cuff but with a black S&W 100P.
This is the same as the previous cuff but with a S&W model 1.
These cuffs closely resemble the Lips and Deutsche Polizei cuffs. I have been told that they are made in the Far East but I couldn't get real confirmation on this.
Republic Arms 65
Republic Arms of Johannesburg South Africa was a manufacturer of firearms for the SA police until 2000. Currently they only import firearms and security equipment. These cuffs were made during the manufacturing period (prior to 2000). Only one type of shackle is made so the shackles open oppositely. A standard key will fit and double lock is activted through a slot like the ones found on S&W cuffs.
This is a black version of the previous cuff. On this one the double lock slot is only accesible from one side.
Reuben Craddock & Son
These darbies have 'false backstraps' and are heavier than standard models. They are marked R.C.S. and also have the date of production (1945) stamped on top of the lock case.
These adjustable darbies (also called 'Schotland Yard' pattern) closely resemble the same model made by Hiatts. They are marked R.C.S. and also have the year of production (1852) stamped on top of the lock case.
These are plated 'Boer War' pattern plug 8 cuffs.
These single locking cuffs were made in the 1950's. As only small quantities were made, these are rather hard to find now.
These crudely made single locking handcuffs come from the Reuteler company in Zimbabwe.
These handcuffs can be double locked by securing padlocks through one of the holes in the bow and the one in the cheekplates.
This is the long-chain variety of Rivoliers 1955 model. It is a high security handcuff which needs a second key to undo the double lock.
This model 72 (1972) needs a second key to undo the double lock.
This is an unmarked version of the model 72 cuff.
This model was introduced in the early 1980's. Like the earlier models, it needs a second key to undo the double lock.
These model 1990 cuffs have a 65 cm long connecting chain, covered in blue fabric.
This is a high security handcuff. The double lock is operated by a tumbler key.
The double lock on these cuffs is activated by a push button on the side of the lockcase.
The double lock on these cuffs is activated by a push button on the side of the lockcase. It is a more recent cuff than the previous one. The shape and colour of the push buttons are different.
These training handcuffs are opened by moving the sliding button on the position of the keyhole.
This recent version of the previous training handcuff has a blue lockcase.
These Romanian handcuffs of unknown manufacture resemble the British Hudson cuffs of the 1920s.
This basically is a standard Hiatt model 2010 which was marketed by Safariland. In 2014 they restarted to use the Hiatt name on the cuffs.
Scalemead was a British company that didn't produce anything but marketed items like these cuffs which are made in Japan. They have no special features.
These handcuffs from Hungary show some resemblance to Alcyons hinged models. The double lock is activated by a small push button on top of the lockcase. I'm not sure what to think of the box they came in.
Schrade was one of the brand names sold by Taylor Brands. They mostly distributed knives but also some cuffs were marked 'Schrade'. These are standard cuffs made in Taiwan and have no special features.
These brass cuffs are marked 'made in China Shen Yang'. They are single locking only.
SHN 2010 G2
SHN (Security Handcuffs Netherlands) handcuffs are the successors of the older Lips cuffs. Most of the features are the same but they have some improvements in design and materials.
This version of the 2010 G2 model is intended for civilian security agents and the likes. The case is a different color (dark grey) than the regular model. This first version came with a key that doesn't open the regular cuffs but the design of the key was bad so this one was discontinued (see next entry for the current version).
This version of the 2010 G2 model is intended for civilian security agents and the likes. The case has a different color (dark grey) than the regular model. They used to come with a key that doesn't open the regular cuffs but the design of the key was bad so it now comes with a regular key and lock.
This training version of the standard cuff opens by means of a sliding button on the lock case.
This version of the 2010 G2 model has an extra long link and is intended for prisoner transportation. It doesn't have a serial number.
Sile New Police
These standard handcuffs were made in Italy. They have no special features.
Sirchie Finger Prints
These handcuffs are marketed by the Sirchie Fingerprint Laboratories from New Jersey and are well made copies of standard Peerless handcuffs. They have no special features.
These standard darby style handcuffs, made by the 'Security Manufacturing Company', were made in the 1910's.
These cuffs are slightly different in shape and size compared to the previous entry and are marked 'M&C 1917'.
Smith & Wesson 90
After Peerless started manufacturing their own handcuffs, Smith & Wesson brought out their own handcuff. The double lock is activated through a small hole on top of the lockcase.
This is the black version of the previous cuff.
Smith & Wesson 91
The model 91 is the polished version of the model 90 cuff.
Smith & Wesson 94
In the 1970's, Smith & Wesson brought out their first high security handcuff. This model 94 uses a special key and exists in 3 versions. The one shown here is the first version with only one type of shackle and raised rivet heads on the hinges.
This second version of this model has two different shackles and raised rivet heads on the hinges.
This third and last version of the 94 model has two different shackles and flush rivet heads on the hinges.
Smith & Wesson 926
This model is what Smith & Wesson called an 'Airlight' version of the model 90, their standard handcuff at that time. It actually is the lightest handcuff in my collection.
Smith & Wesson 938
This is a stainless steel version of the model 90.
Smith & Wesson 100
This is an early version of Smith & Wesson's standard handcuff. Both cuffs are marked 'PAT'S PENDING' and have the double lock slot only on the keyhole side of the lockcase. Later models have this slot accessible on both sides of the lockcase.
This was Smith & Wesson's standard handcuff. It double locks through the slot on the front and back of the lockcase. This early version is marked 'pat's pending'.
This was the black version of S&W's standard handcuff.
Smith & Wesson 100 Cuff Calipers
These are standard model 100 cuffs which have a calibration engraved on the bows. This calibration was 'invented' after a lawsuit in 2003 which held the LAPD liable for injuries caused by over-tightened cuffs. The idea is that the number on the bow is noted so it is clear how tight the cuffs were.
Smith & Wesson 100 EL
This version of the standard model 100 has a factory installed 4 link chain.
Smith & Wesson 100 PTC
These 'practical training cuffs' are model 100 cuffs wich were modified for keyless opening by the PTC Instruments company of Los Angeles.
Smith & Wesson 100 Weather Shield
S&W used to offer the model 100 cuffs in different colors for identification purposes. This one is what they called 'desert'.
S&W used to offer the model 100 cuffs in different colors for identification purposes. This (obviously) is the pink version.
Smith & Wesson 100 M&P
The double lock on these cuffs is activated by a small lever on top of the lockcase.
This version of the previous cuff has a melonite finish.
Smith & Wesson 100P
This version of the 100P model has a 16 cm (6 inch) connecting chain which was factory installed.
Smith & Wesson 100P-1
There is nothing special about these handcuffs but I had them laser etched with 'Cuffman'.
Smith & Wesson 103
This is a stainless steel version of the standard model 100 handcuff.
Smith & Wesson 103P
This version of the 103 model double locks through a small hole on the lockcase.
Smith & Wesson 104
S&W calls this a high security handcuff. It uses a non standard key.
Smith & Wesson 104P
This version of the 104 model high security handcuff, double locks by pressing a small hole in top of the lockcase.
Smith & Wesson 110
This oversized handcuff has the same dimensions as the model 1900 leg-irons.
Smith & Wesson 110-1
This recent version of the oversized handcuff has the same dimensions as the model 1900 leg-irons and is even marked M1900-1.
Smith & Wesson 200
This was S&W's first attempt at producing a hinged handcuff (in 1990). The hinges turned out to be a weak point so these were withdrawn from the market less than a year later.
Smith & Wesson 210
This is an oversized version of the previous cuff. They are even rarer than the 200 model.
Smith & Wesson 300
Model 300 is a hinged version of the standard model 100 handcuffs.
Smith & Wesson 300P
This version of the model 300 double locks through a small hole on the lockcase.
Smith & Wesson 1
This model 1 handcuff has an enlarged jaw and thus has a very large adjustment range. Double locking is operated through the small hole on top of the lockcase. A hinged version also exists (see later entry).
Smith & Wesson 1H
This is the hinged version of the previous model 1 handcuff.
This is a poorly made copy of the Peerless 500 model. Although these cuffs are marked 'The Smits Handcuff Co. Springfield.Mass', I believe they are made in Taiwan.