Thumb Cuffs are more lightweight, compact and portable than regular handcuffs; these restraints will provide effective control when needed. Double Lock and Keys – Solid steel with nickel plate finish.
- Cold Steel for Strength
- 2 Keys
- Double or Single Lock
- 4.25 Inches Overall
- Backup device to regular handcuffs.
Thumb cuffs are used as restraining devices. Make sure the cuffs fit below the knuckles of the thumbs.
Objective: Preferably; to keep the subject’s hands close together in front of their body.
The subject will find it difficult to run away or to attempt to escape, due to the severe restriction and discomfort of having their hands close together. Trying to run fast without your hand and arms, significantly affects the subject’s equilibrium.
The subject’s thumbs must be fully extended for the thumbs to slip snugly into the thumb cuffs.
Thumbcuffs were originally intended for use by detectives, narcotics officers and off-duty policemen. Their size allowed the thumb cuffs to be carried in one's pocket.
New US export laws prohibit the export of thumb cuffs to all destinations including Canada and APO/FPO addresses.