We’re heading out to visit relatives today before going to Canada, and so it is with heavy hearts that we remove her shackles :(
It’s been 8 months since I locked them on, and it shows:
The trouble with chrome plated brass is that the plating wears off, especially with such extensive wear.
I managed to find a stainless steel version of her collar (which is surprising considering that KUB manufactures mostly brass products), but no such luck for the ankle and wrist shackles. In the kink community, stainless is used almost exclusively for collars and for outrageously heavy bondage gear. Stainless steel has an 80% higher tensile strength while being 10% less dense, so even these “lightweight” shackles could be half the size of their brass counterparts and still have a weight load limit of over 300kg!
But as these all come from a single manufacturing plant in China (regardless of where you buy them from, or whether they say “stainless steel”), I’m SOL for this model :/
I’m tempted to just strip the plating off entirely and leave them as exposed brass (which will tarnish but oh well). Meanwhile, the search goes on for some comfortable, stainless steel, permanent wear shackles that don’t have sharp edges and aren’t cripplingly heavy (literally)…
I feel so naked without them, my limbs feel too light suddenly and also and most importantly… now I could get lost! 🙀
And as soon as we reach my parents place even my collar has to come off!!