These cuffs are good, but over-priced. There are times I still resort to my steel triple reinforced Gall's hinge cuffs over these, especially in a struggle. I got these on the fad train, and though I don't regret it, I still feel a bit on the fence about them. I have not had any safety issues with them, but at times the way the hinge is designed they can be a little more difficult to apply (too many points of flexibility perhaps). I do recommend them - in tandem with another set just in case.