The SouthOrd C801 kit is designed specifically for European and Japanese locks, but each pick works extremely well on American pin tumbler locks with small or narrow keyways. Sleek and slender, this kit comes in a snap-closure leather case for carrying and storage.
SouthOrd’s C801 lock pick kit is a nine-piece set. These American-made lock picks are made from durable, sturdy stainless steel. It includes seven unique picks, each with a metal handle for a comfortable grip, as well as two tension tools.
Whether you’re a law enforcement professional who needs a small lock picking set while you’re on the job, a US Military member who’s deployed to handle difficult situations, a first responder on an emergency or a professional locksmith who knows how important it is to stay prepared wherever you go, the SouthOrd C801 might be exactly what you need. Each high-quality tool it contains is engineered to get the job done, and you just can’t beat the value this lock picking kit has to offer.
Great for what it does. Made of strong stuff, resistant to breaking, feels great in your hand and smooth sliding in and out of the case. Feels like it's solidly made, which is interesting considering the thinness of some of the included picks. It's for paracentric/european style keyways.
Drawback is one of comfort; due to the thin nature of the handles (and the fact they're made out of steel), the metal begins to dig into your fingers and hand can start to hurt if you're working on a lock long enough. They're not really made for comfort. Again, great quality for what they do. Only drawback (and this is a minor thing), is related to comfort when you're picking for a while.
Reviewed by: Tom Kristiansen
My first Pick set, I think the set is OK for beginners.