ruru67 wrote:Re getting a Darbys open without a key, I just opened a pair by tying a simple slip knot in a piece if paracord inner (thin, strong string) and placing it over the inner screw with a the small tweezers from my mini Swiss army knife. Pull the sliding end to tighten the loop (holding the fixed end down with the tweezers just above the knot), then just pull to open. Tug on the fixed end to loosen the loop again to get it out.
I think your idea would work if the Darby cuff was not jammed, but it sounds like this cuff was jammed so badly that even the proper key could not take the stress and fell apart.
The bolt on these cuffs sometimes gets worn or damaged in such a way that it isn't spring pressure that is holding it closed any more. I don't expect such a jam to be able to survive a solid strike with a 3/16 inch steel punch though.
This exactly. The existing key pulled apart and the new key we got from eBay was about to do the same thing. I was forced to wear these long term over weekends, so they end up in the shower with me a lot and likely something rusted and broke. Honestly could have done much better maintenance like using grease/lubricants on them. My partner had mentioned they were getting difficult to close in the months prior.
I wear silicon cuffs long term now and heavy chains/padlocks in addition when my owner feels I need more security or when I act up a little.
Last week I pushed to far and ended up having my used ankle socks taped in my mouth for an evening
Back on topic though, I'm writing this response while still chained by my ankles, wrists, and neck in bed waiting for my partner to wake. Forgot to take my phone last night
Ill mention again I usually have wonderful bondage dreams every night while restrained. Must be something about waking throughout the night shifting around against restraints that reminds me of it and carries into my dreams. Last night I dreamt that I had fallen off the side of the bed and was hanging tightly and completely wrapped in chains and couldn't move at all. My owner woke and shifted to my side of bed and was casually caressing / tickling me while in my predicament.