The movies make it seem like almost anyone with a bobby pin can pick their way out of a pair of handcuffs, but how hard is it actually?
The simple answer is that it’s a lot harder than it looks, however, there are many different resources that detail how to get yourself out using a paperclip or some other ordinary every day objects.
ITS put together a pretty comprehensive video showing how it can be accomplished.
“The current “swinging bow rachet – type” adjustable handcuff design dates back to 1912 when the Peerless Handcuff Company patented it. Even the “double lock,” that we’ll get into later in the article, came about shortly after this. First off, why are we still using relying on this deprecated technology to keep our officers safe? Why are law enforcement grade handcuffs readily available at nearly any surplus store, readily available to be used on someone during a home invasion? Lastly, why is this simple key design still being used?” SOURCE ITS
Watch their video below and, of course, only use this for recreation or entertainment use. We do not condone you trying to pick your way out of handcuffs that you probably belong in!