Posted by Stan WIllis (220.127.116.11) on December 16, 2002 at 08:52:28:
In Reply to: Japanese Prison Handcuffs on eBay posted by William Marnell on December 15, 2002 at 21:40:15:
I'm the idiot that overpaid for the Japanese handcuffs on eBay. I got caught up in the bidding and probobally paid much more than they are worth, and definitely more than I had planned on paying, BUT I've been looking for a pair for a long time. These cuffs have come to be known as the "Luna" or "crescent" cuff due to their shape. There has been much discussion as to where they came from. I checked out the info that the seller had with the cuff and everything checked out. These were taken from Sugamo prison near Tokyo by a US soldier who was one of the first to arrive in Japan after the bombing of Hiroshima. The prison was built in the 1920's, and I suspect the handcuffs are more likely 1920's than 1940's. The one I got is somewhat smaller and thinner, and has heavier connecting links than the others I've seen.
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