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magic_man64
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Hey Folks,

New to the forum, hello!

I am interested in finding literature that explains in detail how to open cuffs/leg irons that are ungimmicked. And perhaps even contains an area on how to gimmick cuffs.

Mostly the Darbys, & American styles...

Thanks,
MM
RickSilmser
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Hi ya, Magic man, which part of canada are you from ? Talk to Pastor Clyde about opening handcuffs, the man is a walking handcuff pick.

~Rick~ <-----Proud Canadian
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Agreed with Rick. Or you can also talk to Ian McColl.
Else Handcuffs.org might have something like that. Do they? Rick? I think you may know better than me. I have not spent much time there.

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Hi MM, you can contact Cannon's great escapes for various books and manuscripts on both gimmicked handcuff and opening standard modern handcuffs.
Below is a list of my books which are avaiable at CGE. The web address is in my signature.

regards

Ian McColl

Title: Escape Artist's Dictionary, The
ISBN 0-9581319-0-2
No. of Pages: 18

Title: Handcuff Manipulation Training Kit, The
ISBN 0-9581319-1-0
No. of Pages: 24

Title: Prison Key Making from an Impression: A Workshop Manual for the
Escapologist
ISBN 0-9581319-2-9
No. of Pages: 16

Title: Picking a Prison Lock
ISBN 0-9581319-3-7
No. of Pages: 12

Title: Fundamentals of lock picking, The: A self teaching guide to picking a pin tumbler lock
ISBN 0-9581319-4-5
No. of Pages: 22

Title: Gimmicked handcuffs and restraints
Foreword by Mr. John Gaughan
No. of page 94

Title: Advanced Handcuff Manipulation
No. of pages 36
Wolflock
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Holy **** Ian. It is a wonder you didn't note down what is in them too. LOL.

I did not even know there were that many books on the subject.

*Sigh* Even more stuff to get now. I need to get more finances.

Regards
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Wow Ian, that is an incredible bibliography!
Magic is like Science,
Both are fun if you do it right!
pastorclyde
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I have most of the books in Ian's list and can vouge for all of them. They are detailed,well written and give you the information you are looking for. In short, you can't go wrong!

Clyde

BTW, what Ian didn't say in his post is that he is the author and brains behind those books. Well done Ian!

Clyde
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I can particularly recommend Ian's book "Gimmicked handcuffs and restraints", especially as you mentioned you like the Darby cuffs. A gold mine!

Also, I don't think you'd regret owning a copy of "Modern Handcuff Secrets for Magicians" by Dick Norman.

Regards

Riley
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Ah! Ian plugging his books here? LOL

Ian. anything that you were behind is worth getting.

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Ian McColl
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Hi, from what I read at handcuff.org, magic man has just bought escapology1 and starting it again. Do I read this correctly?

Ian
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I beleive you are Correct Ian. also john novak has a book out on how to gimmick your own handcuffs.
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