If you haven't opened a set of handcuffs with a shim yet, you're in for an incredible experience. Gliding the handcuffs open after hearing the "click" is insanely satisfying, so we've put an Escape from Handcuffs kit together to help guide you through the process.
It's easier than you might think to open a pair of handcuffs with a shim or a paperclip; all it takes is a bit of practice and a simple understanding of how a handcuff works.
The highlight of the kit is a clear cuff (now color coded!) that allows you to see how all of the mechanisms work, giving you a much better understanding of how to bypass the handcuffs.
That's a shot of Jon bypassing the clear cuff with the included micro escape shim (the same shim we use with the Rogue's Ring).
In a classic episode of Scam School, escape master Dan Martin taught us how to successfully shim a pair of handcuffs using the clear cuff:
Once you master the clear cuffs, you'll be able to envision what you're doing on an opaque pair. Since you'll want to try your new-found skills out on a standard pair of handcuffs, we've included those along with the Lace Escape tool, my absolute favorite covert handcuff key.
The Lace Escape Tool snaps on to any shoe lace and will allow you to open any standard pair of handcuffs.
It's only $17 by itself, but we're including it free with every Escape from Handcuffs kit. We showed this off on Scam School a while back:
The full kit includes:
Plus, if you really want to take things to the next level, check out the latest handcuff-conquering episode of Scam School where lock-picking master Jgor teaches us how to bypass double-locked handcuffs: