Oval Shackle Sizing
Measuring for Custom Ovals: Best and easiest way I have found: Place a piece of paper flat on the table. Take a pen and draw a line straight down with the side of the pen just touching your wrist or ankle where you want your shackles to be. Draw a line on both sides and measure the distance between them. This will usually give you just a bit of room, but not enough to make them loose.
Then rotate your wrist or ankle 90 degrees and do it again. You will probably need help with your ankles. I’ll round these numbers up to the nearest ¼” to give you a bit of room to move. A bit too large is OK, too small and they do not fit at all, so measure carefully.
Measure distance straight across, not around
You will have two measurements: length and width. It does not matter which is which. The way the ovals are made is I bend the steel for the smaller measurement, and then cut it longer that normal for the long measurement. I then take out just enough for the hinge and weld it all together. The hinge and the lock will be on the long measurement usually on the inside of your wrist and the back of your hand and on the sides of your ankles.
As a double check, measure all the way around your ankle and or Wrist. This is your circumference
Put all three measurements in the sizing box for when you order your Ovals. Put in any notes you like, Are your measurement tight, loose already so I can custom fit your shackles.
EX:. My wrist width measures 2 inches and the length measures 2 ¾ ” My circumference is 7 ½” I have fairly small bones.