Posted by Klaus on July 24, 2001 at 15:48:46:
In Reply to: Medieval handcuffs posted by Leper Naaman on July 22, 2001 at 22:02:52:
> Alright... I don't know much at all about handcuffs. next to nothing. I admit it.
This is no big problem, as knowledge about today's models would not help much.
The current handcuff peerless type is maybe a hundred years old,
the Darby type cuffs maybe 2-3 centuries. In medieval times these designs did not exist.
The cuffs, fetters and shackles were produced by the local blacksmith,
proper documentation only happening from renaissance times onwards and
mass production in industrial style starting even later.
> Can somebody direct me somewhere where I can learn about medieval handcuffs, or just tell me about them?
One type of cuff which already did exist then is the Cup Lock Shackle. See link below
but be aware that information on my site is not researched to scientific standards.
And please know that these partially finished pages are still work in progress.
Maybe it helps nevertheless.
> I need to know... thanks.
Why? Do you need something just to look medieval, or is there a need of having it properly researched.
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