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The Revolver: locksport practice gadget that makes four locks out a single core

Sparrows Lockpicks (previously) has just released an extremely clever practice lock called "The Revolver" that makes four locks out of a single core: "Pinning configuration starts with Standard pins at 12 o'clock (Marked with a small arrow) and then moves clockwise to Spool, Serrated and finally Mushroom pins. The end result is a lock that gets progressively harder to pick open." Read the rest

The Gridlock: learn to pick car-locks

Michael from Sparrows Lockpicks (previously) writes, "I am releasing the Gridlock today, a automotive lock teaching tool." Read the rest

Sparrows practice locks: a great starting place for locksport

Canadian locksport supplier Sparrows makes some of the best advanced picks in the world, but they're also the rank beginner's best friend. Read the rest

Innovation in lockpicks: the "hall pass" and the EOD speed-picking set

The Hall Pass is a stainless steel, credit-card-sized pick designed to be slid between the door and the jamb (saving you from cracking your credit cards); the EOD is an extensive speed-pick set that is nevertheless optimized for portability and compactness. Read the rest

Massive lockpick set

Michael from Sparrows Lockpicks writes, "Specifically designed to feed your lock picking addiction The MONSTRUM features ten new lock picks and four wrenches. No Doubles, No Garbage. If you are looking for your first lock pick set grab something else. This one's not for you. The MONSTRUM set is a collection of truly exotic lock picks but it does not have the basics that any lock picker no matter what their skill level needs in their arsenal."

These are the nice folks behind the lockpick handcuffs from last year.

Monstrum Lockpicks (Thanks, Michael!) Read the rest

Gift Guide 2012

Welcome to this year's Boing Boing Gift Guide, a piling-high of our most loved stuff from 2012 and beyond. There are books, comics, games, gadgets and much else besides: click the categories at the top to filter what you're most interested in—and add your suggestions and links in the comments.

Cufflinks that open hand-cuffs

Coming soon from Sparrows Lock Picks: a $59 pair of cufflinks that integrate a set of handcuff keys. Yet another reason to regret the fact that none of my shirts have French cuffs.

Upon first glance, The Sparrows UNCUFF LINK appears to be a standard pair of cuff links. However, a covert, hidden handcuff key has been engineered in to the design. This concealed hand cuff key will to open almost all Standard Hand cuffs. It’s also designed to hold your French Cuffs closed. A must have for any international SPY or the average citizen looking for some styling carbon fiber inlaid cuff links that happen to open Hand cuffs.

*WARNING: The use of this product under some circumstances may result in you being shot.*

Don’t Break the LAW

SPARROWS UNCUFF LINK (Thanks, Fipi Lele!) Read the rest