Thursday, July 3, 2014

Limited Edition Mirror Handcuff Key

Mick Hanzlik, Master Locksmith and Mirror Handcuff expert (and occasional contributor to this blog) is offering a beautiful replica of the key used in Houdini's famous "London Daily Illustrated Mirror Handcuff Challenge" of 1904. The replica is offered as a limited edition of 100 and comes in a black leather look presentation case and a numbered certificate of authenticity.

"I have studied this challenge for many years, and decided to make a replica key from the very few photographs that exist today. The replica is cast in White Bronze from the hand made key that I produced, and as far as I know is a true representation. A few of the people who have been lucky enough to handle the original key have told me that it looks exactly the same!"
- Mick Hanzlik

Click here for more information and to purchase the Replica Mirror Handcuff Key at Lox and Keys.

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12 comments:

  1. John Hinson great nephew of Bess and Harry HoudiniJuly 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    I have one all ready,what a great piece of history to own.

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  2. Think Bessie could have fit this in her mouth? :)

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    1. John Hinson great nephew of Bess and Harry HoudiniJuly 3, 2014 at 3:36 PM

      No

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    2. And I don't think it could have been very effectively "hidden" in a glass of water.

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  3. So I'm hearing Mick offered a set of 100 keys for sale in 2009. Not sure if these are different or from that same batch. I'll get clarification.

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  4. " Think Bessie could have fit this in her mouth?"

    And here I thought this was a family-friendly blog . . . .

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  5. So these are the same replicas from 2009. Mick made them in sets of 25 and these are the last 50. But these come in a new presentation case. And once these are gone, that is it.

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  6. Here:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20090423050637/http://www.loxandkeys.com/mirrorkey.html

    is his 2009 web page for the keys.

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    1. Thanks. Now less expensive and comes with a presentation box.

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  7. It would be nice to own a replica of the cuffs as well. Then you can practice/try? opening it while it's snapped on to your wrists. If it fits your wrist size.

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  8. The 2009 webpage is now out of date. The keys are not silver plated as in the webpage, as I found the white bronze ones I am now offering look better. The price difference reflects that. Also I am including details on how I made the key as a 4 page document instead of a booklet. An improved display case is also included

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