Product Review: The Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key versus 8 pairs of cuffs
Upon initial inspection, the TIHK had lived up to the first two parts of its name — Tiny and Inconspicuous — but how did it work as a Handcuff Key?
Most of the concealed cuff keys we encounter are hidden inside something else. Cuff keys in a coin, in the buckle of a paracord bracelet, in a silicon fashion bracelet, in zipper pulls, in a ring, in a stick-pen cap, in a tactical pen, in a boot lace aglet (the plastic tip of your bootlace), in a belt buckle, in a belt keeper; a spot most of us are familiar with, and a cuff key in a cuff link.
A few weeks ago, articles began to appear about the latest innovation on concealed cuff keys called the Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key, and I was immediately curious. While some see these as a threat to our safety, I also see a hidden tool that will help to prevent one of the things that most cops dread — being locked in their own handcuffs.
The TIHK, like all of these other keys, needs to be hidden somewhere, but how it hides in other objects is the innovative part. It is much smaller than other hidden keys, being only three quarters of inch long. Within that length is the low profile attachment clip, which is only half an inch long. Its black color blends incredibly easily into most police gear, but stands out a little bit against blue jeans, or other lighter colored clothing.
Tiny, Check. Inconspicuous, Check
Upon initial inspection, the TIHK had lived up to the first two parts of its name — Tiny and Inconspicuous — but how did it work as a handcuff key?