Art of Lock Picking
An Introduction to Paracentric Keyways
In this guide, we'll define exactly what a paracentric keyway is, study some examples to drive the concept home, and then look at two lock picking techniques that will help you defeat your next paracentric keyway!
How to Pick a Master Lock
In this guide, you'll learn the basics of lock picking and how to pick a Master Lock, as well as a few other methods that don't require lock picking tools!
Where To Buy Lock Picks: Ultimate Buyer's Guide
If you're just getting started in lock picking and don't know where to buy lock picks, this guide will get you started! We'll look into the best lock picking brands, alternative places to buy picks, as well as some factors to consider while choosing a set.
The Best Wallet Lock Pick Cards for Everyday Carry
I bought the best lock pick cards on the market and put them all to the test! This guide aims to review and compare my experience using these lock pick cards and which ones (if any) are worth the hype and money!
Which Way Do You Turn the Lock?
When we are approaching a new lock what direction do we turn the lock? Do we turn them clockwise or counter-clockwise? Let's find out!
The Lock Picker's Plague: Oversetting and Undersetting Pins
Oversetting and undersetting pins occur when a pin is lifted to a specific position that can fool a picker into believing that the pin is set when it’s actually not. But good news! With a little knowledge of identifying, fixing, and even preventing these little predicaments, your sanity will be safe.
3 Powerful Lock Picking Training Exercises
Just like a professional fighter who refines the smaller parts of their craft—such as breathing or footwork—we too can train our fundamentals. The purpose of this guide and these lock picking training exercises is to isolate and refine areas in which many new lock pickers struggle.
Printable Lock Pick Templates
So you want to make your own homebrew lock picking tools but you need some lock pick templates to get you started. These templates are fully printable and to-scale, so you shouldn't need to do any resizing.
4 Ways Lock Picking Can Damage Your Lock
There are many ways in which lock picking can permanently damage a lock. Several common ways include breaking the springs, eroding away internal components, or even breaking your pick in the keyway. For these reasons, and more, you should never pick a lock that is currently in use.
The Truth About Transparent Practice Locks
If you are just getting into lock picking and are looking at snagging a transparent lock for your first practice lock, you probably aren't going to like what I’m about to say – but it is a truth that is so important that it can very well determine your success or failure at learning lock picking.
How to Pick a Diary Lock [3 Easy Ways]
Okay, so you've lost the key to your... I mean your daughter's diary and you need to pick the lock. You've come to the right place! We are going to cover three different tools that can be used to pick a diary lock without a key.
How to Pick Small Locks & Tiny Keyways
Struggling to make it fit? Whether it is a small padlock or a tiny keyway, this guide will help you fit and maneuver your tools within the tiniest of spaces!
How to Pick a Lock With a Paperclip
If you’re reading this then I’m going to go out on a limb and say you want to learn how to pick a lock with a paperclip? I’m totally psychic, right? Well, today is your lucky day. Whether you have locked yourself out, don’t have lock picking tools, or are just looking to have a little fun---this guide is all you’ll ever need!
Burglary Statistics for Homeowners + [Infographic]
Lock picking, however, can come into play in one's home security, but often not in a way that many think. One of the great benefits of learning the skill of lock picking is the unique insight into security that it grants you. We bring you our top five actionable steps to prevent becoming one of these statistics.
Ratyoke: The Worlds Greatest Custom Pick Maker
Ratyoke is known throughout the entire world for making the best lock picks in the history of Locksmithing and Locksport. A master jeweler and world traveler, this full-time goldsmith puts his skills to work with his 100% custom, 100% handcrafted artisan lock picks.
Which Brand of Lock Picks Are Right For You?
Well to get started, there are over 36 lock pick manufacturers as of 2016, with 1 or 2 new ones popping up in China every couple of months. Let's start with a list of current lock pick brands.
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