Warded locks are perhaps the most abundantly used locks throughout history. Being many centuries old, they date back well into the Roman and Egyptian eras of time.
A warded lock is very simple in construction. Using “wards”, or protrusions in the lock itself, to derive its security. Identification of a warded lock is simple. The all to familiar “skeleton” key is of typical style to that of a warded lock.
The warded lock key hole is often stereotyped that you can look through the keyhole into the next room
Warded locks are of such simple design, and have such few moving parts that they are often called upon to operate in harsh enviorments. Such as near beaches, and on ships. They can also be found on older style houses, and on many padlocks.
Simple in design, and inexpensive to produce. Warded padlocks have found there way into many American homes, lockers, and bicycles.
How to Defeat a Warded Lock will provide you the basic understanding, circumvention, of the warded locks
Topics in the guide are arranged in following order.
- A Word of Caution
- Purpose of a Lock
- Warded Locks
- Typical Warded Lock Keyholes
- Inside of Lock
- Skeleton Key
- Circumventing a warded lock
- Warded Padlocks
- Construction of a Warded Padlock Pass Key
- Impressioning: Making a key for a warded lock