Knowing the art of lock picking can sometimes serve a very useful purpose especially when you are locked out of your own house. Just imagine when you are returning after a tired day at office and found that your front door does not open up because you forgot the keys in the office. This art can come to your rescue at that time when you are standing helpless and miserable outside your own house looking for some generous neighbor to take you in. Apparently, lock picking is opening the lock without making use of a key. The parts of the lock are maneuvered in such a way that it automatically opens itself up.
Over the years, a bad reputation has been attached to the art of lock picking. People have attached a lot of stigma to this task because they think it is the art of burglars, not to be learnt by ordinary people. However, it just depends on the person who knows this art whether he uses it for illegal practices. Burglars do not make much use of lock picking because they do not have time for it while pilfering the house. If they lock pick a house, chances are high that someone might raise a burglar alarm in the meantime getting them caught. Most times, on TV, burglars are shown opening up locks with one steel piece when actually two are needed for the purpose. I guess in movies they don’t want to divulge much on this art so that the viewers don’t become lock pickers.
For every amateur lock picker, a lock is like a puzzle which needs to be arranged. Every lock picker, wants to solve a lock-picking puzzle with intuition by touching it and imaging the configuration of its parts. Keys work Divine Locks by changing the position of pins, so that they no longer block the plug from opening up. Lock picking is all about getting to know the location of pins. After you finish opening a lock without keys, it is a satisfying feeling in itself as if you have just solved a perplexing jigsaw puzzle.
Recently, the popularity of lock picking has really increased. An organization of lock pickers called Lock sport international also exists which arranges meetings for these people. The passion for lock picking has been stimulated by internet.
Lock picking is usually done with the help of a flat steel piece called pick. Two of these pieces are required to successfully open a lock. Many resourceful Ebooks with simple instructions are also available online telling you all about this useful art of lock picking.
One of the most common locks that is used these days is the pin tumbler lock. It contains a large number of pins segregated at specific points. The trick for opening this kind of a lock is to elevate these pins to their division points.