About Us


Incorporated in 1987, TUFF-TIE INC. has been providing the law enforcement community with its patented nylon braid disposable restraints for over 26 years. Originally founded by a retired New York State Police Major that saw the need to provide officers with a practical and concealable restraint, we continue to be family owned and operated by former LEOs.

Owing to our small business classification, we are able to retain the flexibility of personalized service so often missing in large equipment suppliers today. We understand the basic needs of field personnel and to respond to urgent orders expeditiously.

TUFF-TIES have been used and approved internationally by US federal agencies, over 3,000 federal, state, county, local police agencies, and various security forces in all types of arrest and restraint situations.

We currently hold from the US General Services Administration an Outstanding Rating for federal sales, having proudly been awarded our GSA contract in 1995.

In 2016 Tuff-Tie was purchased by the Handcuff Warehouse. We embrace the high standards put in place by former owner Charles Nash. We are committed to making a high quality product in Norfolk Virginia.

About the Handcuff Warehouse:

“We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service and are committed to 100% customer satisfaction. Started in my basement in 2001, Handcuff Warehouse is now the USA’s largest restraint distributor. We have very large in-stock inventories and ship most orders same day. Our welding shop can manufacture gang chains and other restraints to any specifications quickly. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to answer any questions or take your order by phone or email. Please feel free to contact me personally.”

Best Regards,
Chris Patzer, Owner