Handcuffs R - Z

Ralk SNB-49 Manufactured in Czechoslovakia.This is the early and rarer barrel key version.

Ralk SNB-49, flat key version.

Ralk SNB-53

Ralk, manufactured in the Czech Republic. These handcuffs are used by the Police of the Czech republic as the official handcuffs.

Rankin handcuffs, small size version. Patented by Andrew Rankin and stamped "A. RANKIN PHILA" and "PATENT DEC 10TH 186". American manufacture.

According to the U.S. patent register they were patented in February 20, 1866.

Rankin handcuffs, large size version

RCS (Rueben Craddock & Son) backstrap Darby. Biritish manufacture.

RCS adjustable Darby handcuffs.

Reuteler handcuffs, made in Zimbabwe and produced by Weiner Reuteler.

Rivolier padlocking handcuffs

Rivolier model 1948

Rivolier "Sureté Nationale" 1955.

Rivolier model 1972

Rivolier model 1981

Rivolier 1981 with long chain

Rivolier model 1982

Rivolier model 1990

Romanian folding handcuffs from the communist era.

Romer handcuffs, stamped WALTON ROMER & CO NEWARK NJ PAT. APR 27. 80.

Romo Detective Special, manufactured in Spain.

Russian shackles of unknown origin.

"From collection of Timo Tuomivaara"

Russian handcuffs model BR-S

Russian bottom key handcuffs of unknown origin.

Russian handcuffs, double keyway and double locking.

Russian handcuffs, BRS-2 DL,

Schwertfeger bar handcuff, this very rare German restraint is manufactured in early 20:th century.

The loop on the middle of the bar can be used to attach a belt or a pair of leg irons.

Weight: 1 700 gram

"Side snap 8", likely of British manufacture. No stampings are visible.

Unlike ordinary "Figure of 8" handcuffs, this one has the lock on the side of the handcuff. The key is right hand thread.

Sirchie Finger Print Labs Inc. Manufactured in USA in the 1970's.

Slovakian handcuffs from 1940's

Small Arms Factory, Australian handcuffs from 1950's. This is the forerunner to the ADI SAF-LOK handcuffs.

Small Arms Factory, marked "New Zealand Police" on the bows.

"The Smits" is a blatant copy of Peerless. Marked "THE SMITS HANDCUFF CO. SPRINGFIELD MASS" but manufactured in Thailand.

Smith & Wesson Model 90, nickel plated.

Smith & Wesson Model 90, blued.

Smith & Wesson Model 91, nickel plated and polished.

Smith & Wesson Model 1H, oversized hinged handcuffs.

Smith & Wesson Model 1, oversized handcuffs.

Smith & Wesson Model 200, hinged.

Smith & Wesson Model 210, hinged.

Smith & Wesson Model 300

Smith & Wesson Model 103, stainless steel.

Smith & Wesson Model 104, "High Security". These handcuffs doesn't take a standard cuff key.

Smith & Wesson Model 925 "Airweight", made of aircraft aluminum.

Smith & Wesson Model 926 "Airweight", made of aircraft aluminum.

Smith & Wesson Model 938, stainless steel.

Smith & Wesson Model 94

"High Security", version 1. Restricted key "G".

Smith & Wesson Model 94

"High Security", version 2.

Smith & Wesson Model 94

"High Security", version 3.

Smith & Wesson Model 810, belly chain.

South African handcuffs.

South African handcuffs, hinged version.

"Stalin handcuffs" Unusual and very heavy handcuffs, 860 gram (1,15 lb).

A small arm is connected to the moving bow which will close when pressed over the wrist. These handcuffs take a solid key with four rounded bits and have a double lock feature. Non swing-through. Despite the name, they rather have a Finnish origin than Russian. "From collection of Timo Tuomivaara"

Star "Chief of Police", Darley style handcuffs. Manufactured in Spain, probably in the 1950's.

Star, barrel key version. This model takes a smaller, non-standard, key.

Star, flat key version.

Stotz, early version. This set is not connected "mirrorwise" as standard Stotz and it's also much heavier in comparison.

The lock house is wider with a different shape. Also the design to the key differ and it's not interchangeable with other Stotz.

Stotz, nickel plated version. Marked "A. Stotz and "WK" which is pretty rare.

Stotz, unplated version.

Stotz, unplated version. The big ring in the middle is probably to be attached to the prisoners belt.

This unusual set is one of only two known. Despite ordinary Stotz keys this key has no shoulder and might be a master key.

Stotz, short tube. This version is more slender and probably manufactured later. Marked "79" on both tubes and hinges. Plated.

Strauss handcuffs. Stamped "Strauss ENG Co Inc CRAWFORD GA and Pat Pend". Manufactured in the U.S.

Super-K, handcuffs manufactured in Thailand.

Super-K, thumb cuffs manufactured in Thailand.

SV marked handcuffs of Danish origin. These handcuffs were manufactured by the prisoners in the Danish corredction system, probably around 1940's.

Swedish Darby Handcuffs from unknown manufacturer.

Swedish prison handcuffs, manufuctured in Sweden in 1820-40. Locked only with a padlock.

TKS (Toye, Kenning & Spencer) Type-E Patrol handcuffs.

Tower Bottom Key imitation

These copies are very well made in brass and steel. Unknown manufacturer, probably of Finnish origin. From the former collection of Timo Tuomivaara.


Tower Bottom Key, plated

Tower Bottom Key, unplated

Tower Single Lock, plated

Tower Single Lock, unplated

Tower Detective, chain link version

Tower Detective, Union Hardware version, plated.

Tower Detective imitation, plated steel. The ratchet style differ from the original Towers. See close-up. Unknown manufacturer.

Tower Detective imitation, unplated. Aluminum clevis and lock plates. Unknown manufacturer.

Tower Double Lock, unplated version. Patented in USA in 1879.

Tower Double Lock, plated version.

Tower Double Lock, plated version with "Patent Stops".

Tower Imitations. Unlike original Tower Double Lock handcuffs, these only single lock. The position of the key hole also differ from the originals.

Tower Imitations, probably of Finnish origin. These handcuffs have an odd connection in the form of a rod.

Unlike standard Towers, these only single lock. Also the hinge is different and they are thicker compared to the originals. The craftmanship to these handcuffs is superior and they are forged, not casted.

Weight: 570 gram

Tower Double Lock, swivel version. Manufactured by Union Hardware.

Tuff Kuff Model 007, Black Ops

Tuff Kuff Model 007, stainless

TWC, Japanese handcuffs of Darley style.

Unknown handcuffs, probably of European manufacture. Named "Pinkerstotz" due to the Tower Pinkerton construction and the "Stotz" design.

The only set known. Maybe a prototype.

Unknown Darby brass handcuffs of German origin.

Unknown Darby handcuffs, stamped "24" on keys and cuffs. Due to the shape possibly manufactured by Froggatt. Small size.

Unknown Darby handcuffs, no markings.

Unknown Darby handcuffs. This is an older set of Darby handcuffs with four connecting rings and an older swivel. No markings.

Unknown Darby handcuffs made of brass.

Unknown handcuffs, very crudely and possibly home made. A really dull piece.

Unknown nipper, possibly of Swedish origin. The wrist size is adjustable in 3 positions. The button on the right side release the spring loaded bow.

Marked "Patent" on the movable bow.

Unknown "solid state" Darby handcuff, possibly manufactured by Hiatt.

Valco handcuffs, Spanish manufacture.

Walden handcuffs, long link version. Marked "WALDEN TOOL CO Boston MASS"

This is the first version with a long connecting link. Patented in the U.S. in 1918. These cuffs are very light and sophisticated and muchs tronger than their appearance.

Walden handcuffs, swivel version. This is the later version with a short link and swivels on each side.

Walén handcuffs, manufactured by Johan Walén in Eskilstuna, Sweden, during the later part of 19:th century.

Widforss, oversized handcuffs. The marking "M W" stands for the Swedish trading company Mauritz Widforss who sold them under their own brand.

Widforss import. These handcuffs are originally manufactured by the German company GECO.

Wood chain handcuffs, patented by George A Wood in 1913. Stamped "PAT MAR 18 13 GEO.A.WOOD"

Wisner & Hoyt, patented in 1869 by James Wisner and Monson Hoyt in East saginaw, Michigan. An extremely rare handcuff.

W S Darley handcuffs, manufactured in the U.S. This is the first version.

Yamguchi handcuffs, Japanese manufacture and used during WWII. Double locking with pin on the side of the lock case.

Zaza, manufactured in Turkey. These handcuffs take a non-standard solid bit key.