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Lock Pick Cases: Types and How to Choose

When it comes to your lockpicking kit, investing in a high-quality, durable lockpick set case is vital. This essential storage compartment not only keeps your tools secure and organized but also helps preserve their longevity.

When purchasing a lock pick set case, several considerations should guide your decision. Let's examine the five most important characteristics of a good case.

Type of Lock Pick Cases

The first consideration is the case type. Most lock pick cases come as either flip-over cases or roll cases.

  • Flip-over cases are generally compact and easy to handle. They typically have slots or pockets where each tool fits, providing easy access and organization. However, they may not accommodate larger or unusual tools as well as roll cases, and their fixed structure can sometimes limit storage flexibility.
  • Roll cases, on the other hand, offer a versatile storage option. They can accommodate various tool sizes and shapes and can be rolled tight or loose depending on your toolset's size. However, accessing specific tools may not be as quick or easy as with a flip-over case, and tools may shift around during transport if not secured properly.

Art of Lock Picking offers a wide selection of both flip-over and roll lock pick cases.

Lock Pick Case Material: Leather versus Nylon

The case's material significantly impacts its durability, aesthetic, and maintenance requirements.

  • Leather cases are often more durable and have a classic, professional aesthetic. However, they require more care to prevent cracking and deterioration over time. They are also typically more expensive than nylon.
  • Nylon cases are generally lighter, resistant to moisture, and easy to clean, making them great for outdoor use or harsh conditions. However, they may not provide the same level of protection or aesthetic appeal as leather cases.

Art of Lock Picking offers a wide selection of cases constructioned from both types of materials.

Other Attributes of Good Lock Pick Cases

  • Size, Capacity, and Organization: A good lock pick case should have enough capacity to hold all your tools while maintaining an efficient organization. Consider the number and types of tools you have or plan to acquire. Some cases may have specialized slots for specific types of tools, while others offer more generalized storage.
  • Protection: The most important characteristic of a lock pick set is how well it protects your tools. Cases should provide adequate padding to protect against impact and sufficient cover to prevent dust or moisture damage. Flat and thin cases can protect your tools but might not offer as much shock absorption as thicker cases.

  • Tool Retention, Secure Fastening, and Discreet Design: Consider how securely the tools stay in the case. Cases that use mechanisms like Velcro or magnets can hold the tools in place and prevent them from jostling around. Roll cases usually keep their tools snug and use a wrap to tie the case closed. A discreet design can be useful if you want your lock picking set to blend in with your other belongings, preventing unwanted attention.

  • Price: Lastly, price is always a consideration. The price of lock pick set cases can vary based on all the factors mentioned above. Typically, the type and quality of material, the size and capacity, and the brand reputation influence the price. Leather cases and larger cases are generally more expensive. Remember, though, that investing in a durable and protective case can save money in the long run by safeguarding your lock pick tools.