Darby Style Steel Cuffs
The word "handcuffs" was once spelled "handcops," and that spelling came from the Old English word "cops," meaning "chain or shackle." This is appropriate since the earliest restraints used on criminals were chains and shackles.
THESE ARE MEDICAL STEEL NOT IRON
The first handcuffs similar to those of today were known as Darby Hancuffs. They consisted of two horseshoe-shaped metal rings connected by a short chain. The barrel-shaped locking mechanism on each ring had to be screwed open and shut, giving the person being apprehended ample time to struggle with the officer and potentially get away. The cuffs also only came in one size, meaning they were totally ineffective on anyone with smaller than average wrists and may not have closed at all on someone with larger than average wrists.
Max Width 60-60 Minimum Width 60-55
Max Width 60-80 Minimum Width 60-67
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This product is certified 100% Non-Magnate and medical-grade steel. Beware of cheaper products that are not solid surgical steel but chromed steel or poor quality surgical steel that contains Magnate. Magnate is the ingredient that makes steel rust. We will only include this endorsement on our 100% surgical steel products.