Leather Cuffs by Leatherbeaten

Through Edenfantasys' sponsor program, Leatherbeaten sent me this wonderful pair of leather cuffs. I was so excited to receive them, simply because everything that I had gotten from them previously had been absolutely perfect in every way imaginable. These cuffs are very simple, very lovely, and truly just a great pair of cuffs. Since Edenfantasys is not carrying them, you can buy them at Leatherbeaten's site.

How they're used
If you've never used a pair of cuffs, then you'll see that they're probably one of the easiest and most simple pieces of bondage equipment to use. You can put them on a person's wrists or ankles, use them as suspension devices, and use them to keep your partner(s) in their rightful place. They're fun, can make sex interesting for every party involved, and are definitely a good addition to any toy box.

These leather cuffs by Leatherbeaten are a buckle-style pair of cuffs that have ten different holes to adjust the size. Generally, the advice that I give to people new to cuff-use is: when putting them on your partner, make sure that they're comfortable, have good communication, and do not make them too tight. If you're experienced, you obviously already know what cuffs are for, and you sometimes don't want your partner(s) to be comfortable.

Since they are made of leather, you may want to think about how tight you make them. Even though they do not scratch the skin, they will definitely leave rug burn marks if the person wearing them is sweating. They also will become uncomfortable and sticky, and the suede side of the leather will need to be let out for air.

Design/Craftsmanship/Material
First, let's talk about the fact that Edenfantasys lists them as a pair of wrist and ankle cuffs. Though they don't come in a pack of both wrist and ankle cuffs, they certainly fit a wide enough range that they can be used for either body part. My personal belief is that these are only made to be used as wrist cuffs. They could barely fit my little girl's ankles, and she's fairly thin—I don't believe that they would fit bodies that are larger.

The cuffs' straps are made of a high-quality leather material that feels great when it's on and surprisingly doesn't itch or scratch when moved around. The suede side of the leather is very smooth, soft, comfortable, and is definitely a turn-on to leather enthusiasts. I certainly loved the smell (it's so intoxicating) and the feel of these cuffs. One thing that is a bit bothersome is the fact that the leather sheds so much. Personally, I don't care about that, but other people may find this to be aggravating.

With nickel-plated buckles and rivets, these cuffs are definitely firm and sturdy. Though they're not hypoallergenic, the metal has a nice weight and the buckles stay in place when moved around. You can struggle in them, squirm in them, try and resist them, and they still will not budge (unless you're Houdini...in that case, they might not). On the side of the cuffs are the d-rings, which have an odd, squared-off shape to them that's really interesting.


Leatherbeaten's cuffs do come with the added clasp. Some of the wrist/ankle cuffs that I've received have not, and it's bothered me a bit since that's the type of thing that I like to keep them together with. This pair does though, and it made me very pleased. It's actually an extremely big clasp, at 4½" in length. It's pretty nice, I've never had one that big.

Size/Fit
Leatherbeaten's leather cuffs have a total of ten adjustment holes that are neatly punched, smooth, and allow the cuffs to fit wrist/ankle sizes of 1½" to 3½" diameters (or 4½" to 9½" in circumference for those who do not know pi). As I said before, I don't believe that it's realistic to call these ankle cuffs, since they just barely fit my little girl's ankles. If you're thinner and smaller, they might just fit you (or a partner) perfectly.  Shown below are the smallest and largest sizes.  Pretty big difference, no?


Care, maintenance, and how to store
Leather can be cleaned by wiping it down with a damp towel and some soap. Though I wouldn't exactly wash the suede side, you can clean it with special suede cleaners that can be found in shoe stores or some department stores. Generally, to keep your leather cuffs clean, make sure that no strange substances get on it and if they do, keep it out to let it dry and get some air.

Keeping that in mind, do not keep your leather cuffs in damp places and always give them space time.

Packaging
As I've now noticed, Leatherbeaten's products don't come in any sort of special packaging. They're very no-hassle types of packaging, that sadly cannot really be saved. Of course, you can keep them for storage purposes, but they're nothing attractive that's really worth keeping. These cuffs came in a plastic package with a paper insert with some interesting comics drawn on it. Don't really know what the cat's there for, but hey, to each their own.

Extra comments and performance
Personally, I love everything made by Leatherbeaten. Their products are so high-quality and simple. Though I do wish that they would put their products in savable packaging that's as nice as their products, I've seen that it really doesn't matter. These cuffs are definitely my favorite pair of cuffs now. And I have quite a lot. So that's really saying something.

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Wrist and ankle cuffs by Leatherbeaten
Material: Metal / Leather
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This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer.

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