Cory Doctorow at 6:11 am Sat, Feb 26, 2011
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
Custom Handmade Bogota Entry Tools
People just donâ€™t see what theyâ€™re not looking for. And wearing something as jewelry is a great way to take advantage of that. Ever gone barhopping wearing an earring made from a Randyâ€™s Wired Paper? In our misspent youth, that was the very definition of preparedness on a Saturday night.
“Jill, here’s a lockpick. It might come in handy if you, the master of unlocking, take it with you.”
I hated that so much.
Having played a lot of Fallout 3, I just keep a couple of bobby pins in my hair at all times. Once while walking down the sidewalk I saw one laying there, and I froze for a second – almost pounced on it.
The Bogota profile is almost magic, maybe the best rake profile out there. With practice and the right lock it’s almost as fast as using a key.
Rakes are for scrubbing over and manipulating more than one pin at a time, vs. the slightly more romantic method of picking one pin at a time.
For your consideration…
“Toolry” a portmanteau of Tool and Jewelry. It should be considered gauche to wear toolry that one doesn’t actually use.
Imagine a world where makers proudly wear tools in plain sight. Not just lockpicks, but anything you might use.
I carry my multitool openly on my belt, but something more ornate would be nice for dressier occasions.
Check your local laws for legality.
Duno I’m getting an “if everyone’s armd there would be no gun crime” vibe from this,
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