Art of Lock Picking Blog

Lock Sport Interview

Chris Dangerfield: The Mad Scientist Behind Lock Pick World

Chris Dangerfield is known throughout the world for his prolific adventures and storytelling. Over the years he has amassed a life of thrills, dangers, catastrophes, and personal enlightenment. He is as diverse and intellectually capable as his go-to lock picking set.

As a writer, comedian, adrenaline junkie, and expert lock slayer, Chris has created an empire in the Locksport community. In this interview, Mr. Dangerfield will be telling us how he got to this point and reveal some techniques he is using to maintain his kingdom for now and many years to come.

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Lock Sport Interview

Interview with the Lock Picking Lawyer

Alongside practicing law, the Lock Picking Lawyer also runs one of the most popular, most viewed, and most respected lock picking YouTube Channels out there. With almost half a million viewers, he is a force that inspires both newcomers and seasoned pickers alike. Learn more about his journey into lock

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Burglary Statistics for Homeowners

Burglary Statistics for Homeowners [Infographic]

One of the great plights plaguing the name of lock picking and locksport is that the craft itself is born from malicious roots. That lock picking is a skill based upon criminal intent and anyone wishing to learn of it beyond the scope of locksmithing must have some mischievous underlying

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Budget Lock Pick

What Are All Those Picks Used For?

I would like to cover budget lock pick sets, but I first felt it necessary to put in my thoughts on the best lock picks to look for in a set, and why. This will be more of a guide on the different types of lock picks and their purpose.

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Lock Sport Interview

Interview with Deviant Ollam: The Godfather of Locksport

With over a decade of experience, nobody in locksport has the credentials nor experience like Deviant Ollam, the creator of the famous “Lockpick Village.” He has been cracking locks and teaching others how to do it all over the world since the very first ShmooCon in 2005. Read further to

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Lock Sport Interview

Interview with Hallis Chalmers: The Man Behind the Curtain

Today I was granted the rare opportunity to interview a legend of the locksport community, Mr. Hallis Chalmers. Hallis was the “Man behind the curtain” so to speak in the rise of locksport during the early years of the new millennium. He helped keep the community thriving by running the

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locksport

Locksport Meetup: February 2016

Saturday night, I met up with the Longhorn Lockpicking Club, at the Spider House Café in downtown Austin, Texas. It is a group of about 15 different members that pick locks, drink beer, eat burgers, and talk new security exploits they have learned.

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Gear Review

Gear Review: GSP Ghost Pick Set

Today I am reviewing Peterson’s GSP Ghost Pick Set. GSP stands for “Government Steel Pick” and is a special stainless steel alloy chosen by the master locksmith himself, Mr. Ken Persson. These lock picks not only come in the 0.025 thick GSP Steel, but they were of the first ever

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