Cufflinks that open hand-cuffs

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24 Responses to “Cufflinks that open hand-cuffs”

  1. ethicalcannibal says:

    These seem like they could be a cool DIY project, actually. 

  2. SedanChair says:

    I can just see some drunk banker trying to use these in the back of a cop car. “Screw you pig I’m out of here. I’m OUT OF HERE MAN I’M GOING GALT” *writhes around trying to open handcuffs*

  3. Tim in SF says:

    If you can get yourself out of handcuffs, you are more than likely to be tased shortly thereafter. Or shot. 

  4. Ramone says:

    So they’re Anti-Hand-Cuff-Links? Cool!

  5. HDN says:

    Heck be nice to have to just loosen them up after the bastards crank them down on you.  I don’t need to escape, just some relief, hypothetically.

  6. gumbowing says:

    Just the thing for felonious plutocrats. Even so, expensive lawyers and lots of money beat handcuff keys every time.  

  7. vintermann says:

    I think that as a matter of principle, one should not use the passive voice in that manner, as it downplays the actor’s free choice in the matter. Especially when it comes to something as serious as shooting, that’s bad.

    So instead I would say, “Some people might decide to shoot you”. Even if you comply with a threat of violence, never accept the logic that his actions are caused by you rather than him.

    • bkad says:

      That’s an interesting thought. I hadn’t thought about that before.

      Though I think in the case where you picked your cuffs while in police custody, and are shot or tazed by the police because they are threatened by your unexpected freedom (and apparent criminal intent, for both the foresight to have these keys and the bad judgment to use them while in custody) — in that case, I think that event IS caused by you. 

  8. snagglepuss says:

    And Q never thought of this. Some secret-agent gadjet-monger he turned out to be,

    • Marios P. says:

      He should be fired 

    • David says:

      Q put a laser into a Rolex and a diamond honed saw into an Omega. (I think those were the watches.) Q preferred overkill.

    • welcomeabored says:

      I love to watch the new Daniel Craig Bond movies for the action, but I wish the storylines were more clever.  The new ‘Q’ is played by Ben Whishaw, only 32 years old.  Wouldn’t the old ‘key in the cufflinks’ gambit be a bit obvious for this Gen X quartermaster?  You would think any Bond villian worth his salt would tell his henchmen, if they’re lucky enough to get Bond in handcuffs, to strip him of any and all things metal, and that Q branch would anticipate this.   

      • snagglepuss says:

        Q knows that the more complicated a gadget, the higher the fail rate. (The new generation of Bond movies up the realism, so to speak – At least, in comparison to the Moore / Brosnan shitfests)
        He appreciated Old School simplicity and reliabilty. I’m more concerned with the fact that most cops seem to prefer plastic zipstrips as cuffs these days, an item against which these cufflink-keys are 100% useless.

  9. TheMudshark says:

    I´ll be sure to wear my sunday best to the next riot.

  10. failquail says:

    Can’t help thinking that printing a GIANT LOCK ICON on them kind of defeats the stealthy key aspect of these. :P

    • peregrinus says:

      I noticed that too!  But then I reflected on the observational capabilities of donuts attempting to recall the Miranda sequence whilst simultaneously applying freedom bracelets, and concluded that no, they’d never notice.

      A fine addition to the cufflinks would be a glass-hammer.

  11. David says:

    Probably more useful for the forgetful bdsm guy in the crowd than for anyone else. Still, swaggingly cool. I’d get a pair. More useful, however, would be a belt with hand cuff key in the belt buckle as well as one concealed in the back for when your hands are cuffed behind you.

  12. welcomeabored says:

    {Reply to David}: Bound but still fully clothed?  Hell, international spies are violent, fast, treacherous and resourceful (also devastatingly handsome and consummate lovers).  One can understand when a super villain and his henchmen inevitably lose, but a dominatrix that fails to maintain control?  What is the world coming to?

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