So when I was browsing the amazing bondage section of the MEO website, I came across these little beauties – the Magnetic Wrist Manacles. I hoped that these would solve the opening and locking issue that I had with the Wrist Shackles.
I have to say that the Wrist Manacles are stunning, really they are. The shiny steel is just beautiful and the way they feel when they’re around your wrist is just superb.
The Wrist Manacles come in three sizes: small, medium and large. I was accidentally originally sent the smaller ones. I had requested the large as I have larger wrists but, while the large fit me, I am able to squeeze my hand out of them if necessary. Because of this, I wish I’d have gone with the medium, also because I found that the small could almost fasten on me. I’ve taken the measurements from the MEO website for the three different sizes:
These manacles are beautifully made. They’re solid and, with the proper care, I expect them to last a life time. They come supplied with a velvet bag to keep them safe. I’d personally also suggest wrapping each individual cuff in something. Mine are wrapped in bubble wrap and put into the pouch; this is so I don’t scratch the finish. They’re way too pretty to have scratches all over them.
The cuffs come separate – as in, they’re not in any way connected to each other. This is both a good thing and a bad thing. When I requested these cuffs, I initially expected them to come with some sort of attachment. Yes, in the pictures I can see that they’re two manacles, I just expected some way to connect them together. This isn’t the case. So, if you want to use these to restrain, then you’re going to need to purchase something extra; some bondage rope can be used to attach the two D-Links together or, alternatively, you can also use a tie. What I like about them not being connected is that they can be used as an accessory – in fact, they look rather nice to wear out and about. The cuffs are incredibly comfortable to wear and I’ve been able to wear them on my wrists for several hours without it causing a problem. A lot of the time I actually forgot that they were there.
As with the Wrist Shackles, the D-Link on the Manacles rotates. This further enhances the comfort of wearing them while restrained; no matter which way I turned or pulled, the cuffs would accommodate for it, which made moving while wearing them a lot easier.
These really do make the perfect ownership cuffs and they go perfectly with some steel collars. The Combination lock collar, also from MEO, goes perfectly with the Magnetic Wrist Manacles.
The cuffs lock with a magnetic clasp, but it’s not attached. Basically, it’s done with a pin: you push the pin in and it’s held with magnets. To release it, you push in to the small hole at the back. This can done with another, separate pin that’s provided. At first I feared losing the separate pin, however, I’ve recently found that you can also use other things to push out the locking pin. Most recently, I used a wool needle as it was closer to me than the pin was. (Ah, lazy ways of figuring this stuff out.) So, in my opinion, the locking system is much better than the one on the Wrist Shackles. Although, I do also love the chain on the Shackles – I miss the noise of the steel chain clanking when I move. If, like me, this is a sensation and sound that you like, as well as rope you could also get a long chain and attach it to the Manacles.
The cuffs themselves are incredibly well made, and durable. They range from a price of £50.23 to £58.74 depending on the size that you get. I personally think they’re well worth the money. They really are well made and no matter how much I pull – so long as the rope attaching me to my other arm/a post of some kind is tight enough – I can’t get loose, nor do I fear breaking them. The magnet on these on the pin is quite strong and, if you’re not pushing it out with something, then it’s just will not come undone. There’s no fear of these just falling off your wrist, both when you’re playing or out and about.
These cuffs are simply stunning and they’re one of my favourite pair of cuffs to wear. The sizing of the large may also accommodate a lot of ankles too. Wearing it as an accessory for a night out, or even just around the house, is incredibly easy due to them not having an attached chain. The only downside to these cuffs is that a detachable chain isn’t included instead but, honestly, you can pick these up quite easily and cheaply elsewhere.
If you also love how cold steel feels against your wrists as it warms up to your body temperature, you love to be restrained, you love having the ability to be restrained at any time and the idea of being able to wear these out and about appeals to you; then you should really consider purchasing them. At a price of £58.74 (at the time of writing this) for the larger ones and less for the smaller sizes, they aren’t the most expensive handcuffs I own but they are, honestly, some of the best ones I own.