Lockpicking Starter Pack
The Lockpicking Started Pack is a curated collection of the must-have tools for lockpicking. With this pack, you have everything you need learn, perfection and apply your lockpicking skills in the field.
Successful picking requires the right tools. There are literally hundreds of kits on the market, but when starting out - it's hard to know what you need now, what you'll need later, and which tools are useful and which tools are redundant.
The Lockpicking Starter Pack is a curated collection of the must-have tools for lockpicking. With this pack, you have everything you need learn, perfection and apply your lockpicking skills in the field.
The Pack includes picks and tension wrenches you can't live without, progressive practice locks to provide realistic challenges for every skill level without frustration, and repinning kits to allow you to build your own custom challenge locks and refine specific skills. Also included are tools for padlock and combination lock picking and bypass.
The pack is built on 10+ years of in-the-field experience and refining our own picking "every-day carry" kits.
Night School Tuxedo Royale Special Edition Kit
The Night School Tuxedo Royale Special Editon 14-piece pick set is the foundation of your lockpicking arsenal. This Special Edition is exclusive to Lock401 - built specifically as the ultimate training kit.
It has even balance of picks and rakes for individual-pin picking or rapid opening via raking. The picks and tension wrenches are the thinnest on the market - perfect for navigating the narrow profiles found on European locks.
Also included are three cut-away practice locks: Normal, Serrated and Spool - for your perfect your skills.
Sparrows Flat Tension Wrench Kit (5pcs)
In picking, correct tension is everything. While 'standard' tension wrenches work in many situations, flat tension wrenches have become our go-to choice: instead of flexing when applying tension, flat wrenches remain rigid, giving you more control over the torque applied. Likewise, most locks in the field are installed in door hardware that makes using regular 'angle wrenches' frustrating: not enough space, slipping in curved lock profiles, etc.
The Flat Tension Wrench Kit has 5 tools with 10 unique heads adapted to every possible lock type and situation.
Sparrows Progressive Practice Locks (4pcs)
Sparrows Progressive Locks are an innovative approach to practicing and mastering the art of lock picking. While most other practice locks control difficulty via pin combination or pin type, the Progressive Lock change the number of pins.
By starting with two pins, the interaction between each pin, the lock and tension can be broken down. By mastering each step, by the time you progress to four and five-pin locks, you'll have strong foundations and started to develop your own style and feeling - without being overwhelmed.
The Progressive Locks are also compatible with our Master Key Pinning Set - allowing them to be repurposed for more and more advanced scenarios.
Reload Kit + Tweezers
When you've mastered our Progressive Locks, and looking to hone your skills on specific challenges, the Sparrows Reload Kit contains everything required to rapidly and professionally repin locks.
Repinning allows you to hone your skills on specific challenges, by building lock configurations that correspond to what you're practicing: high-low pin configurations, high-security pins (spool, serrated, mushroom..), 6-pin locks, etc.
Included in the kit are four "Challenge Keys" - pre-configured keys and pin sets that correspond to specific picking situations to allow you to perfect your skills.
Master Key Pinning Kit
Get a practical understanding of master keys and master keying systems with the Sparrow Master Key Pinning Set.
Featuring one master key, two sub-master keys, and four individual keys, it also comes with enough spare pins to create your own master-key system. As with the Repinning Kit, the Master Key Pinning Kit is compatible with your Progressive Locks!
Sparrows Ultra Decoder Tool
The Sparrows Ultra Decoder is a super-thin blade (0.2mm!) that has two uses: rapid decoding of combination-wheel locks, and also serves as a bypass tool for many oval padlocks.
The Ultra Decoder is built to last - high quality, high tensile spring steel and a molded plastic handle makes this a tool you'll have for a long time.
Padlock Bypass Combs (2pcs)
Combing is one of the easiest techniques to bypass padlocks. Push in, push down, turn and open. Almost as quick as the original key!
These are not generic combs: the innovative thin tips allow for wide compatibility, and the tools are optimised for strength.
Padlock Shims (20ps)
Exploiting tolerances in manufacturing, shims slide into the gap between the padlock body and the shackle, and when turned depress the locking mechanism, releasing the shackle.
Please see the individual product pages for more information about each product.
- 1x Night School Tuxedo Royale Special Edition (14pcs)
- 1x Sparrows Flat Tension Wrench Kit (5pcs)
- 1x Sparrows Progressive Practice Locks (4pcs)
- 1x Sparrows Reload Kit + Tweezers
- 1x Sparrows Master Key Pinning Kit
- 1x Sparrows Ultra Decoder Tool
- 1x Padlock Bypass Combs (2pcs)
- 20x Padlock Shims
Shipping & Packaging
- Each pack is dispatched from Europe - no need to worry about slow shipping times, import duties or damaged goods.
- Packed in a sturdy compact box.
- We provide world-wide shipping with express options.
SHIPPING & PACKAGING
Do you provide free shipping?
For European Customers, orders over 100€ have free shipping.
For International Customers, orders over 250€ have free shipping.
Customers that qualify for free shipping can still select rapid shipping options.
When will I receive my order?
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- Express: days
- Standard: days
While actual shipping times may vary - these estimations are built off our real delivery statistics. To receive an order as quickly as possible, we recommend:
- Use the express delivery shipping method
- Use same day shipment by placing the order before 12PM GMT+1
Where do you ship from?
All items are dispatched from our EU-based warehouse. You will receive a tracking number upon item dispatch. The address used on your purchase is printed as a label - please double check your address to avoid mistakes.
When will my order be dispatched?
Lab401 dispatches orders Monday - Friday.
All orders placed before 12PM GMT+1 will be dispatched the same day. All orders placed after this cutoff time will be dispatched the next business day.
- An order placed Friday, 9AM GMT+1 will be dispatched the same day.
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