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Lock pick sets - a beginners guide

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Lock pick sets - a beginners guide

Hello there! So you've made your decision and you want to start lock picking. With all the lock pick sets available, I understand it can be a bit confusing where to start. So I've put together this little blog to help you make the right decision. Hold tight, here we go! This guide is for pin cylinder type locks, often called 'Yale Locks' due to the popularity of the Yale brand. The first thing you need is a lock pick set - the actual picks that do the magic. There's a few varieties, but first, let's look at the different...

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Special Forces - Lock Picking and the Long Arm of The Law

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Special Forces - Lock Picking and the Long Arm of The Law

  Good gosh the end of the British summer is a dreary time. Forced into introspection by the predictability of seasons, the end of what we call summer is a few days when we finally accept the annual fact that we don't actually have a summer, rather one long teasing transition between spring and autumn; a myth of a season defined by promising sunny mornings followed by dull, grey afternoons that have you shivering in your summer wear by evening. Put your flip-flops away, it's over again, England is cold and always has been. So, unless global warming sorts itself...

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Zen and the Art of Lock Picking.

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Zen and the Art of Lock Picking.

It will probably come as no surprise to you that one of the questions I regularly receive (second of course to 'Where's my order?') is 'How long will it take me to learn to pick locks?' Sometimes it's not so encouraging, just a simple 'How long until I can pick locks?', or occasionally a simple 'How long does it take?' I wouldn't be surprised if one day I got an email coldly asking 'When?', such is the nature of our instantly gratifying, disposable culture, where the journey is considered an obstacle and the destination everything. Sure, we all want to...

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The Marc Weber Tobias Interview

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The Marc Weber Tobias Interview

Marc Weber Tobias is an internationally know security expert. If you're interested in picking locks and you don't know Marc's work, you'll do well to have a look. I caught up with Marc and fired off a few questions...     UKBumpKeys  Hello Marc, firstly thank you for agreeing to talk with me. I’ve been following your work for years, and it’s continually provided me wonder and knowledge I doubt I, or any of us would have otherwise had. Your engagement and reporting of the Kaba Simplex story was fantastic, and a cracking example of your work. If anyone hasn’t...

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The Oliver Diederichsen Interview

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The Oliver Diederichsen Interview

The Oliver Diederichsen Interview About 6 years ago, UK Bump Keys organised an impressioning workshop in London. With special guest lock picking world champions Oliver Diederichsen and Jos Weyers, a group of about 30 lock pickers from all around the UK had the pleasure of watching these two men impression locks in less than a minute! We had a great day learning all kinds of tricks, asking questions and sharpening our skills with this sometimes frustrating but always incredible technique. Oli had just released his groundbreaking book on the subject, simply called 'Impressioning' and it was a day to remember...

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