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SouthOrd Pocket Pen Pick Set

SouthOrd Pocket Pen Pick Set

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Why's it so expensive this time? I see the older drops people saying $15. Now it's close to $50.
I have a crazy question or two. Why does massdrop sell so many lock picking kits?? Are there that many locksmiths around?? Is lock picking a hobby or game for a lot of people...like how a lot of people like to play golf??
54321
Its called "locksport" and theres international competitions for it. check out youtube.
GrizzG13
now it makes sense. Thanks
Why some people buy it for 15 - 17 $, and then 40$ and now this....?!
wax suuperrrr
Way too expensive or I totally would
Use Massdrops awesome group buying power to get one for the price of three! Somewhat cynical inflation, given that they started off at $15. The more people complain, the more they put the price up.
Aotearoan
except that on south ords own web site this model is 61.95 and cheapest shipping was 4.60 so its at 66.50ish https://www.southord.com/collections/pocket-lock-pick-sets/products/lock-pick-set-pocket-pen-nps-2000k if they raise their prices im guessing mass drop would to. so there's that....ebay was 53.00 and cheapest i found online was 49.00 but that's not including shipping and they were sold out.
What you are paying for is convenience and this set of picks is very easy to carry. Whether you are a beginner or been in the business for 25 (or more) years, this is a NICE set of picks..!!
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hes complaining about the price without really blaming massdrop
River117
then i would think that complaint should be directed at south ord...JS.
what lvl lockpicking do I need to use this? I'm currently at lvl 3.
Athtel
is that with the bonuses for your dexterity and wisdom?
bambam67
Yes, unfortunately =(....Lol
How does the tension tools fit into the pen? I dont think here's a picture of that
Milkshake69
It acts like a pen clip. The top where the picks go has a slot to carry one tension tool
Milkshake69
only ONE fits and acts as the pocket clip..you have to decide which tension bar you want to carry.
I am a Retired Locksmith, this is expensive... It may convenient but it’s totally unnecessary. I carry a pair of paper clips large and small and a pair of bobby pins large and small in my wallet And I have for 25 years. I use them often then throw them away . that way you can fit the tension wrench to most any lock face. plus the tips don’t look like spring steel.
i was tempted but the price is very high.
Southern Ord makes good products usually, i am not saying this is a terrible tool set, i am saying I wouldn’t buy it.
Opinions on this set? I have the jackknife and I love it. Contemplating this set.
Why is this drop so much more expensive than before?
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Ah! You've met Lord Bradford (of Chins)! Unfortunately there is no cure for him, but you're getting close.
Cranzel
south ords prices for this model are 66.00+ with shipping i would assume thats why mass drops have gone up.
Anyone recieve theirs yet?
musta been cheap...
Motorrad
15 USD
Eldragon0
Which is ludicrous considering their starter kit with 8 picks is 16 dollars off of discount
I've ordered mine, but would like to recommend this to friends. Will this ship to AUS and EU?
Would having an interest in the concept of picking locks make one a "bona fide" locksmith and allow you to mail this item to Maine if the state laws don't prohibit it?
Does anyone know the thickness off the picks?
Oh come on. I paid twice the price on the last drop!
When does this ship? I got a email 2 weeks ago that deal was done. This is my first massdrop.
What the fuck is the price
Pita
15 dollars. It says so right at the top.
Do the tension bars fit in the case? It doesn't appear so, from the pics.
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Yeah, the extra tension wrenches don't fit in the unit, I couldn't actually get all the picks that shipped with it to fit in the unit, had to leave 3 or so out.
willparry79
They will all fit, but you have to alternate some up and some down. I have found that there are several duplicates, of common picks- like the medium hook- and both ball picks and snowman picks. I don't need both, so I leave the snowman out, as well as all of the duplicates, which ends up being 5 picks total. Then they all fit and don't end up getting stuck in the barrel. As for tension wrenches, only one can be carried "in" the pen- as the pocket clip. Their are two long and two short tensioners, which is silly...various widths would have been better. I simply took one of my wider tension wrenches and filed four divots in it, so that it slid down into the groove on the pen- now I can carry a wide wrench. It took me all of 5 minutes. I wish Southord would do that, and send various widths, but it is a minor problem, easily corrected.
Are the tools in this drop for European or US locks?
I've been an active covert entry specialist in SWAT (Narcotics entry team) for 30 years. I developed a love for lock picking and have also been involved in Locksport for over 20 years. I own hundreds, if not thousands, of picks and gadgets and bypass tools that I have collected over the years, out of curiosity more than anything. I have come to prefer Sparrows, Southord, and Mad Bob's as my go-to manufacturers. But much like finding a comfortable off-duty holster, finding a truly useful EDC pick set that doesn't eat up pocket space or isn't uncomfortable to carry, is like finding a 4 leaf clover. I had settled on the twin titanium Bogota set from Mad Bob, which isn't bad, but it's very small and does not allow you an SPP option- which I much prefer to raking. The jack knife types (I own 5 different models) are decent but unwieldy, and never have very good feedback. When I was given my first Southord pen pick set (I own three now, after this last massdrop purchase) by my wife for my birthday 2 years ago, I was amazed- the quality, the materials, the feel, everything is truly first rate. An excellent EDC kit and backup. As close to perfect as you can get in a compact EDC kit!
Hail, fellow massdrop'rs!! southord appears to be an extremely decent usa company, so no jibs at them in this but hearhear! other picks fromthese guys are fairly thick-tipped, i find them semi-difficult to use to get through most locks i encounter (standard doors/deadbolts and regular ole' padlocks) especially as a beginner. i often find myself reverting to the chinese $15 kit on ebay as the tips offered are more slender. i purchased the 8 piece kit here at Massdrop and a few other offerings from them all with similar results. Best bet begginer's kit is the MACE pick set at sparrowslockpicksDOTcom right around $15. Truthfully only need those two picks to get into any 'beginner pickable' (read:without countermeasures) lock. DISCLAIMER: havent had THIS kit in hand yet to give an honest review on it, only other offerings from the same company.
theguywitheyebrows
If you are picking European locks or locks with busy/ paracentric keyways, you want to order picks made for Euro locks, Southord (as well as every other reputable manufacturer, like Sparrows) sells Euro picks, which are typically .015 inch, whereas US picks tend to be closer to .025. If you are picking US locks and find Southord to be too thick, you just need to practice more and refine your technique- Southord is one of the most well respected names in the business, their picks are a delicate balance between accessibility and durability. Regardless, due to this kit's "all inside the pen" requirement, these tips ARE very thin and although quite durable stainless, they are suitable for Euro locks. Oddly- based on your comment- most Chinese picks, Goso and the like- are .028-.032 in my experience, (thicker than anything Southord makes), due to the poor quality of their steel- at .015 it would bend under its own weight! Cheers, and happy picking...and Stay Legal!
Likeaghost
the chinamade ones are cheapy, and i didnt mean thick like the guage of the metal. I was referring to the thickness (front to back) of the tops of some of them. You're right though, most of their stuff is pretty well made, i jist seem to have an easier time with the smaller tipped hooks.
Oh man, I think this might be the one. Do you figure that this will be okay for newbs/starters?
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Just got this from another site; I really like mine and have started learning with it. I agree that the tension wrenches are going to be the first thing you're going to need to replace though. Top of keyway tensioning is very finnicky and difficult with these wrenches. Otherwise great set, it's a really nice form factor to carry with you as well.
willparry79
I never did purchase this. I went with the Pagoda Southord set that Massdrop has ever so often. I love it, and have began to learn with it, successfully picking a handful of locks. For some reason raking is very difficult for me and there must be something wrong in my technique as I never have successfully raked a lock open. But picking is very fun and I have found successes with the reach half diamond generally being my weapon of choice (: Still have a lot of learning to do.
Just throwing this out there, the tension wrench included in these is not very wide, which makes picking difficult as it rotates too easily.
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Thank you
c0mpression
You can take a wider stainless tension wrench and bend it to match, then gently file 4 small divots in the side so it will fit nicely in the pen just like the stock ones- it's very easy to do, Southord includes two identical long ones and two identical short ones...why they couldn't have included a wider set is beyond me! It is very easy to make a standard wide wrench fit.
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 12/20.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the SouthOrd Pocket Pen Pick Set and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
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All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
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