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 Post subject: Irish 8s
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:53 pm 
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im considering buying a pair of Irish 8s (found here) anyone know a good way to escape from these besides buying a $100 tool from cannons? i think i might be able to conceal a key on me and use my fingers to work it into the hole and twist it but im not sure. thanks!

PS these are also referred to as plug 8s right?


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 Post subject: Irish 8's
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:27 pm 
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Hi,

The tools from Cannons are for proper 8's and not the ones made in India or Pakistan.

These have a different thread pitch to the key and locking bolt.

I have Irish 8's in stock that I have made into the "gravity" kind.

They can be locked on and pulled to make sure they are shut.

Then, without any tools or picks or keys the escapist can INSTANTLY get out.

The escape literally takes SECONDS.

If you are interested PM me about them.

They are nickel plated and look great.

I sell them for $80.00 USD a set plus shipping.

Steve Santini www.thedarkmaster.com


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 Post subject: Plug 8's
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:28 pm 
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Plug 8's are a different animal altogether.

Irish 8's lock by snapping them shut and Plug 8's must be screw locked shut with the key.

Santini www.thedarkmaster.com


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:11 pm 
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i learned that from dixie dooley's dvds i think. srry santini


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 Post subject: Irish 8's
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:27 pm 
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The ones that I have are nickel plated brass.

I was in direct contact with the firm that made them and instructed the makers how to do this.

In turn, I purchased a run of them that were made like this (with this gaff).

They were a special order under my directions and unfortunately I had to order a quantity like this to have it even done.

The good news is that over the last year I have sold off nearly all of them.

There are only I think 3 or 4 sets left and after they are gone I will not be getting more made this way.

I could of course have gaffed them myself but by having the plant do it before plating there is NO sign at all the cuffs have ever been taken apart or tampered with in any way.

They are very beautiful indeed!

Steve Santini


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:58 pm 
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Ian McColl made me a special-order Irish-8 with a 'slight modification' 'that I use for demos of the 'Houdini at Scotland Yard' technique. It's quite nice.

- Dr. Stephen Midnight


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can you elaborate on this? is it a gimmick that helps you get out or a design difference? what do you mean by Houdini at Scotland Yard demo. I know what Houdini at Scotland yard is but is this a special segment of your show?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:01 am 
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Quote:
"what do you mean by Houdini at Scotland Yard demo. I know what Houdini at Scotland yard is but is this a special segment of your show?"


Just read any Houdini biography, and you will find details on Houdini being handcuffed around a pillar at Scotland Yard.

Houdini's own explanation of his escape relies on a 'weakness' found in some darbies (by no means all). This weakness can be engineered into a darby (as Ian did with my Irish-8 cuffs).

Coupling Houdini's explanation with an actual demonstration goes over well with an audience, as it shows the performer opening a cuff without using picks or tools.


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