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There is this amazing set of cuffs that is made in England. They're known worldwide as being some of the most secure cuffs around. The problem is, they are not available to the general public. At all.

So what I now need to find is someone kinky in England who is friends with some in law enforcement there who can swipe a set of cuffs for me and somehow in a large chain of unlikely actions get them into my eager palms.

So... got any friends in England?

Geez. I've got the collecting bug and bad.


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Aug. 29th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
Perhaps you could contact your friend, Grant. =)
Aug. 29th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
Aug. 29th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
My ex (not that one, the other one) has a pair of those.
Aug. 29th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
Of course he does. I doubt he'd be willing to part with them.
Aug. 29th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
Email me. I'll ask Suzanne Portnoy.
Aug. 29th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
How much would one expect to spend on something like that?
Aug. 29th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
See the amazing comments from Thor below. I knew they would run pretty high.
Aug. 29th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
A set went on eBay on June 28 for 227.64 pounds, roughly $457 in US currency.
Aug. 29th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)

someone in law enforcement there who can swipe a set of cuffs

You funny man!

I called my friend Jim Stewart, in England. He was the founder and mad inventor of Fetters, and designed many of the bondage items pervs everywhere enjoy so much. He's also quite knowledgeable about handcuffs and is an expert on Houdiniana. He acknowledged the Chubb 1K52's scarcity, despite all the security features built into the model, UK law enforcement officials forced Chubb to stop selling to the collector's market if they wanted to continue their government sales.

He recommended two people who would know if any pairs of this model are available or may come to market, both in England, and both of whom have web presences that you can contact via e-mail:

Alex Nichols, author of three definitive books of handcuffs, http://www.alexhandcuffs.com/default.htm

Ian Cook, handcuffs dealer, http://www.thehandcuffshop.com/shipping-policies.cfm
Ian Cook was able to get Chubb to sell him the make of handcuffs with a different key "format," Jim's not sure whether Chubb is still making this accomodation, and I guess not as they don't appear in his shop inventory. But if anyone knows about retired/decommissioned/pre-embargo pairs that come to market, he would. And Jim wonders is sales to persons outside the UK are actually easier than to those within.

The last time Jim was involved in a sale of these 'cuffs, the price was in the neighborhood of $250, so be prepared to spend a lot of money.

Aug. 29th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)

The last time Jim was involved in a sale of these 'cuffs, the price was in the neighborhood of $250, so be prepared to spend a lot of money.

forgot to mention: and this was ten years ago.

Aug. 29th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Re: whoops
Yep, this pair is gonna cost a pretty penny.

A set went on eBay on June 28 for 227.64 pounds, roughly $457 in US currency.
Aug. 29th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
and, dammit

Also meant to suggest:

Ian, being a collector, expert, and dealer, might also suggest similar handcuffs that would have the features you want, and are easier to acquire.

Aug. 29th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
Re: and, dammit
I should add that I've been watching Jim sell off his collection slowly over the past 2 years on eBay, and I've been absolutely dying over the fact that I am not independently wealthy enough to have picked up a few of those pieces.

One day I dream of just sitting in his house, talking to him about his collection. God, what a wet dream.
Aug. 29th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
I am absolutely blown away that you called Jim Stewart, someone who I look up to as a downright legend in the handcuff scene. Thank you for going so far above the call of duty - amazing.

I know of both Nichols and Cook - I own all of Nichols' books, and see Cook posting regularly on a handcuff forum I frequent. I'll save up my pennies and then reach out.

I had no idea about the history of Chubb vs. the government - thank you for that background! I was wondering why this pair was so off limits to collectors - and it is true, collectors look to them like the Holy Grail.

Yeah, I know there are plenty of other uber-security cuffs on the market. Of course, being a collector, like Stewart, it's the real thing I lust after.

Thank you Thor. Wow.
Aug. 29th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
If you get them, I want to wear them. :)
Aug. 29th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
totally unrelated:
earrings made out of barbie feet (and other pieces... but the feet made me think of you)
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Aug. 29th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
If you dig around her blog you find photos of the barbie parts that are left without their eyes, ears, hands, its Boxing Helena vs the man who had his face eaten off by a fungus. (disturbing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmHkC2JM53c )
Aug. 30th, 2007 06:47 am (UTC)
Um ya...something very Ed Gein about those.
Sep. 3rd, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
I can't find any for sale, even to law enforcement, on the Chubb site. I'd buy em.
Sep. 18th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
I think one would have to contact them and see how to get it.

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