Andy HS105

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Country: Germany
Manufacturer: Andy58
Model: HS105
Material: stainless steel
Weight: 589g

Andy HS105

The Andy HS105 is my new self made handcuff, now as small batch. It is possible to make more... There will be no "V2A" in the model name because HS105 will be made in stainless steel only. At the first glance the HS105 looks similar to the HS104, but there are some details that are different.

Most significant features are the same as for HS104: comfortable shape of a darby and a high security camlock. Again it is a deadlocking mechanism: you have to lock cuffs by key, key can only be removed when locked. There is no ratchet that can be shimmed. The only other handcuff working on same principle is the Chubb Escort, the only industrial made handcuff that can be called a real "high security".

Bows are now available in three sizes "S", "M" and "L", "M" is the same size as HS104. Bows made to measure are possible.

1 hinge

Abloy cylinder has now profile "Ruby", new keys can be ordered only at center that issued the keys originally. Outer edges of bows at hinge are now angled so it is not possible to use tools to force open hinge. Now bow and hinge are paired individually, bows are grinded accurately so there is virtually no room between bow and hinge. Only a thin sheet of metal or a tiny screwdriver can be used, but this is not sufficiant to force open hinge.

Model and serial number could only be attached after bending bows, because bows are also paired individually for each pair of handcuffs. Size of length and width are relatively accurate but due to tolerances the rounding of bows will be a little bit different. Differences are difficult to see but will be noticed when both cuffs are placed one over the other. This is the reason for number attached on already bent bows. Also stainless steel is very tough, so some characters are not complete and accurately positioned. It is handmade and not done by a special machine. Here model is "HS105", size "M" and serial number "01".

2 tube

Next detail of differences between HS105 and HS104 is the missing grub screw. It had just a thin metal sheet for thread and must be additionally secured. It is not possible to open cuff with removed grub screw, but lock will fall outside when opened. Now locking mechanism inside has changed. Pullout protection of locked cylinder has changed completely, stronger and unreachable when locked cylinder is in place. A snap ring is now holding lock when it is opened. Snap ring is positioned on turning locking bolts where bow enters lock body.

3 locking

Here snap ring can be seen in opening of lock body. It is very difficult to remove snap ring when cuff is closed. But when it happens, nothing is won. Cylinder cannot be removed when locked, independent from snap ring. The only task of snap ring is to prevent cylinder from falling out when opened. Snap ring cannot loosen like grub screw, it has to be removed from locking bolt with force, then it has to be tilded to remove it from lock body. Now opened cylinder can be removed.

Removing lock makes it possible to recode it, perhaps because keys are lost, cylinder should have the same key as another Abloy lock or simply if you want your own keycut... It is relatively simple to do this with Abloy, the used camlock has 11 code discs like most other Abloy locks for doors or padlocks. It is compatible so it is possible to make several locks keyed alike or realize a master key system.

4 case

HS105 will be delivered in a wooden case like HS104, but now it is one single size for one pair of handcuffs and legcuffs. Alternatively case will keep one combination for hand and feet. There is a removable plate with handcuff and key holder. Under this plate is room for leg cuffs. For combinations plate has a gap for connecting chain. If there is only one pair of handcuffs or leg cuffs, the other place remains empty.

This picture shows removed plate and leg cuffs HS205 under it: