The streets are dangerous, overrun with criminals and ruffians. The only thing protecting the merchants and civilians is the Watch. You are a member of the Watch, and it is your duty to guard the regular citizens of your city.
At night you patrol the streets, your sword and a pair of Handcuffs ready. You protect the people who are not rich enough to hire their own bodyguards--it is your life’s calling to help.
Epic Armoury’s Handcuffs are a set of simple looking irons for locking the wrists together. Each solid metal cuff is made from darkened mild steel, connected by a strong metal chain that can be attached to the belt using a hook. A metal crossbar is used to lock each cuff shut.
To lock the cuffs, each bar is fitted with a simple lock. When adjusted, the lock allows the crossbars to move up or down the cuff in order to release or trap hands. These Handcuffs are a perfect detail or prop to add to a guard costume.
- The term handcuffs is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word, handcop (that which catches the hands)
- Reference to handcuffs have appeared as early as 4th century B.C.
- Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
- Rolled edges with no sharp edges
- Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
- Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
- Polished steel finish
Epic Armoury metal works products should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage. All our metal armours contain leather parts that need regular maintenance using leather-care products to keep the leather from drying out.
If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible.
After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality machine or mineral oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.
Rust-Prevention and Removal
Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in paste wax, oil, or water-displacing liquid.
Leather Straps and Fittings
Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.
You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.