Posted by Steve Santini on August 06, 2001 at 20:03:06:
In Reply to: Old Stotz or new Stotz? That's the question! posted by Atame on August 06, 2001 at 18:40:57:
The only person making a repro Stotz (to my knowledge)is Ian McColl of Australia. His Stotz handcuffs have some obvious "tells" which give them away as reproductions. Firstly, his left hand thread on the bolt of the handcuffs is rather fine and modern. The thread on original Stotz handcuffs is more coarse and has less threads per inch. Secondly, Ian welds his chain link together between the cuffs. The centre chain link on the real Stotz shows no signs of such welding. And finally, the notches in the arm of the replica Stotz are "bullet" shaped and have a pointed sort of tip to them. On the real Stotz, the notches in the handcuff arm are rectangular in shape. Hope these tidbits will help you to tell a real item from a replica. Kind regards, Steve Santini.: Hello handcuffs-experts,
: How can I determine if a Stotz handcuff is original or a reproduction? Are there any special markings on the real old Stotz? On a Stotz I've seen a coat of arms with a horse on it (on the side near the side near the lockcase-barrel). I have a police nipper in my collection with quite the same horse on it - I do not think that this nipper is very old, so the Stotz is probably quite newly made, too. Any ideas? Thank you in advance.
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