This single locking handcuff from South Africa uses a non standard key. The manufacturer is unknown and these cuffs are very crudely made.
This single locking hinged handcuff uses a non standard key. The manufacturer is unknown and these cuffs are very crudely made.
I was told this clone of the Lips/Hagge cuffs was made in Pakistan but couldn't find any second confirmation about this. The specimen shown here has the Belgian police logo on it.
These handcuffs use a non standard flat key. They are rather small and have a one link chain linkage.
This is the round key version of the previous model. It is single locking only.
This is a pretty standard double locking cuff. It looks a lot like the older Alcyon models.
These cuffs from New Zealand are very unusual. The can be taken apart in two pieces which supposedly makes it easier to cuff a resisting subject.
These handcuffs have barrel locks like the ones used in darbies but here the locks are placed in a right angle. Unlike most darbies, the key to most Stotz cuffs uses a left hand thread.
These hinged handcuffs are used exclusively in the Czech prisons.
Flat key single locking version of the previous model. This version was made in very small quantities during the 1980's.
This hinged handcuff has wider bows in order to accommodate smaller wrists. They are made exclusively for use in the Czech prisons by a contracter named 'Strojtex'.
After 'Total Control Handcuffs (TCH) took over the manufacturing facilities of Hiatts, they continued making the same items under their own brand. This model 800 is the TCH version of Hiatts standard model 2010.
These standard handcuffs have keyholes on both sides of the lockcase.
This is TCH's version of the Hiatt model 2103 speedcuff.
This version of the speedcuff has a blue handle. I've been told these were used in Northern Ireland.
The handle of this speedcuff is red.
This version of the speedcuff has a yellow handle. It was made exclusively for a single dealer in the UK.
This is TCH's version of the Hiatt UL1 'Ultimate' cuff.
TKS E 'Patrol'
These handcuffs were manufactured by Toye, Kenning & Spencer. Before the double lock, activated by a pushbutton, can be deactivated, the shackles need to be pulled as far apart as possible.
These Russian handcuffs use a non standard key and can be double locked. The maker is unknown but these cuffs were at one point marketed under the name 'Tenderness'.
This is a black hinged version of the previous model.
This unusual item is a single handcuff attached to a bolt, designed to be hammered into a hole in a wall.
Tower Single Lock
This is the second model handcuffs made by Tower. They are single locking only.
Tower Double Lock
These classic handcuffs are the third model produced by Tower. The first one is the bottom keyhole pattern, the second one is single lock only and this one double locks throuh the keyhole.
This model, patented in 1887 was a light weight alternative for the classic Tower handcuffs.
Tower also made handcuffs in the Bean Cobb style. They are marked 'Tower Bean's Pattern'
These handcuffs are made out of a nylon fabric and have removable liners. They have become rather hard to find.
These handcuffs are made out of a nylon fabric, have removable liners and a metal cable as a connector.
This is the hinged version of the previous model.
These handcuffs have a very unusual linkage. It is made out of seatbelt webbing.
Tuff-Kuffs 007 Stainless
These stainless handcuffs have a very unusual connector. It can be twisted in only one direction which can cause serious injury to the person wearing them. It is no suprise they were only manufactured for a short time.
Tuff-Kuffs 007 Alpha Bravo
This version of the previous cuffs has black lockcases and stainless swinging bows.
Tuff-Kuffs 007 Alpha Sierra
This version of the previous cuffs has stainless lockcases and black swinging bows.
Ultra Quip UQHC1
These are standard rather flimsy double-locking handcuffs from Taiwan.
This double locking handcuff is a standard model with no special features. Only one type of shackle is made so the cuffs open in opposite directions. These are probably from Taiwan.
This double locking stainless steel handcuff is a standard model with no special features. It is probably made in Taiwan.
This double locking stainless steel hinged handcuff is a standard model. The hinge look like the one used in Peerless hinged handcuffs.
These are standard hinged handcuffs. The only 'special' feature is that the keys are also black.
The key to these Chinese handcuffs is magnetic and will only open the locks when inserted the correct way. The only marking on these double-locking cuffs is GA JXP00194.
These double locking hinged handcuffs use a non-standard key. The only markings are some patent numbers and Taiwan.
These double locking handcuffs from China are slightly oversized. They are probably made by ANHUA.
These rigid handcuffs are linked by a 16 cm metal solid bar.
These aluminum handcuffs from China take a three-bitted key. They are identical (except for the markings) to the Brifield cuffs shown earlier. The keys to these cuffs don't have the elongated tip of the Brifield cuffs. Instead a seperate pin is attached to the keys.
These aluminum handcuffs from China take a three-bitted key. They are identical (except for the coulour) to the Brifield cuffs shown earlier. Other colours also exist.
These heavy handcuffs from Taiwan are closed with rivets but a bolt and nut can also be used for a less permanent fixation.
These are single locking heavy handcuffs from China. They are crudely finished, not even the keyholes are properly shaped. The bows are marked 'CNCA 1993'.
These are heavy single locking handcuffs from China. They are marked 'SYGA' with a star in the middle and the bows have the number 1069.
Although this is not an 'official' police or prison restraint, I added it to the collection because of the uniqe design. When the lock is removed, the cage comes apart in two pieces. I was told this was made in Germany.
These French handcuffs of an unknown manufacturer are also known as 'eggplants' due to the shape of the cuffs.
These handcuffs are marked 'Super High' and closely resemble the 'Super-K' handcuffs shown next. The use a slightly larger key than the latter model.
I have been told that these single-locking handcuffs are the standard issue to the Thai police. They are marked 'Super-K'.
Unknown 'Super PTC'
These handcuffs from China have a rather unique opening mechanism. Both parts of the 'key' have to be inserted at opposite sides of the lockcase after which, the sliding button unlocks the cuff. This makes it virtually impossible for anywone wearing the cuffs to unlock them.
These are standard double locking low-end handcuffs from Taiwan.
This is the black version of the previous model.
These standard hinged handcuffs are of a pretty decent quality.
Victor Works VW-1013
This company from Punjab, Pakistan makes reproductions of all kinds of restraints. This one is a small adjustable darby handcuff.
Victor Works VW-1031
This rigid cuff is 43 cm long. It locks with a screw and has a hole in order to add a padlock.
Victor Works VW-1033
These darby handcuffs have fluted bows.
Victor Works VW-1034 Brass
This is a nickle plated brass copy of the classic Hamburg 8. It is a bit heavier than the original.
Victor Works VW-1034 Alu
This is a lightweight aluminum version of the previous cuff.
Victor Works VW-2005-1
This is a reproduction of Hiatts model 124 'flexible' cuff.
VoPo Model 1
These VoPo (Volks Polizei) handcuffs were made in the former DDR. They double lock through the keyhole.
This version of the model 1 has a number on the hinge. It came in a leather belt sheath which has the key attached to a leather strap.
VoPo Model 2
These non-swing through handcuffs were made in the former DDR. They double lock through the keyhole.
VoPo Model 3
These handcuffs are almost identical to the first VoPo model presented but have a different (smaller) hinge. They are rarer than the model 1.
V. Parbst & Son
These handcuffs were made by American Munitions for the V. Parbst & Son company of Denmark. They are identical to the models made by American, except for the markings.
These handcuffs are made in Turkey and take a non-standard solid key.
These hinged handcuffs are made in Turkey and take a non-standard solid key.
This is the black version of the previous cuff.
These handcuffs are made in Turkey and take a standard key.
Walden Tool Co. Waldenlock Short Link
These handcuffs are very light and at first sight even look like toys but they are very secure. They have an 'arming' button on top of the lock case.
Walther La Chasse
In the 1990's gun-manufacturers Smith & Wesson (USA) and Carl Walther (Germany) started a colaboration which besides a few handguns, resulted in these handcuffs. They are almost identical to the standard S&W 100 but are clearly marked with the Walther logo.
Shortly after the S&W model was introduced under the Walther brand name, they came out with a Czech Ralkem cuff also marked 'Walther'.
These stainless steel handcuffs were made in Taiwan and were licenced to use the famous gun manufacturer Winchester. They were marketed by the Chicago based company Tactical Steel Products Inc. They are standard double locking cuffs with no special features.
These are standard handcuffs from the Yuil Corporation of Seoul, Korea. They were introduced in 1992 and have an anti-shim plate in the lock while using a non-standard key.
This a rigid handcuff with the same features as the standard M-01 model. It has a rectrectable ring in the middle of the handle.
This is the same as the previous model but without the rectrectable ring in the middle of the handle.
This is an aluminium version of the standard handcuffs.
These hinged handcuffs are identical to the standard model M11-1 but are made out of aluminium and offer a light weight alternative to the steel handcuffs.
This is a hinged version of the standard handcuff with all the same features.
These hinged handcuffs have a rubber lining in order to protect the skin. The keyholes are in an unusual slanted position.
These 'oversized' handcuffs are only slightly larger than the standard model.
These training handcuffs have a rotating knob permanently inserted in the keyhole.
These double locking handcuffs from Turkey use a non-standard solid key.