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Mikeintightpants tries on some rare restraints

Rare Restraints

By Mikeintightpants

On occasions I’ve been very fortunate to handle and to wear some of the rarest restraints around and thought I’d share a few pics with you. Replicas of these restraints exist but the ones shown here are all the real things and I consider myself very fortunate to have been allowed to wear them – and of course some might say I’m even more fortunate to have been released from them!

Mikeintightpants tries on some rare restraints 01McKenzie Mitts – a device that covers the hands and wrists, leaving only the fingers exposed, it also chains the hands together and is attached to a bellychain that locks round the waist. Were used for prisoner transportation.


Mikeintightpants tries on some rare restraints 02Oregon Boot (also known as the Gardner Shackle) – a very heavy metal shackle that locks round one ankle and is supported by a metal brace that fits under the heel of the prisoner’s boot. Was used for prisoner transportation and also for punishment in some prisons.


Mikeintightpants tries on some rare restraints 03Guiteau handcuffs – reckoned to be the rarest handcuffs, only 4 pairs known to exist. This model of cuffs was rumoured to have been used on Charles Guiteau the convicted assassin of President James Garfield (hence their name) but this has not been proved.

Incidentally none of these items are in my own collection, but they are all on my wish-list … dream on, Mike!!

Metal would like to thank Mikeintightpants for the information and pictures above