The problem with carrying a handcuff key is that they are fairly obvious to most people what the key is for. And when it is your safety at risk, having others seeing one on you can cause a situation to go sideways quickly.
These handcuff keys are hidden in the buckle of a traditional plastic clip you’d see on a backpack, making it easy to attach one to your bug out bag without it being noticed.
You can also make a paracord bracelet and use these concealed handcuff buckles instead of the usual ones.
Carrying a concealed handcuff key can be important for survival in certain situations, especially in an emergency if you are needing to bug out. Here are some reasons why:
- Self-Defense: If you are ever restrained with handcuffs, having a concealed handcuff key can be critical in defending yourself. By having the key, you can unlock the handcuffs and free yourself, which could potentially save your life in a dangerous situation.
- Escape: In some situations, being handcuffed could hinder your ability to escape from a dangerous situation… you have seen many movies where the good guy is handcuffed and trying to escape! Having a handcuff key can give you the ability to unlock the handcuffs and flee if necessary.
- Unforeseen Circumstances: You never know when unforeseen circumstances might arise, such as an accident or natural disaster, where you may need to free yourself or others from restraints. Having a handcuff key can help you in those situations.
- Security: If you work in law enforcement or private security, carrying a handcuff key can be essential in doing your job. It allows you to quickly and easily remove handcuffs in case of an emergency or if a suspect needs to be released.
Do be aware that while owning a handcuff key is not illegal, possessing a concealed handcuff key may be illegal if you are placed under arrest. However, it is also not illegal to possess handcuffs, so bad guys can just as easily use them as well.