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Florian’s Winkhaus Euro Cylinder



Fresh from a German University!  Florian sent several locks that had recently been replaced.  Of the bunch, this looked like the most likely to be picked… The others are on deck, but may end up living in the naughty bucket for a while.  Florian, when you name locks “The Evil Twins” and the keyways look like a heavily warded “C”… well, I need to invent a new pick to deal with them…

Winkhaus makes excellent locks and they are very popular in Europe – I’ve seen them everywhere from South Africa to Tajikistan.  They are made to high tolerances, have a variety of security pins, and usually have heavily warded keyways.  A tough pick, especially the newer 6-pin versions.

I’ve found that the SSDev picks from Sparrows are an excellent choice for gaining access to these paracentric, heavily warded locks.  If you face these types of locks, you really need to have a set of these in your kit.  No, I don’t get a kickback, percentage, or a single penny from these…they are simply good, useful tools priced fairly.

Anyway, this one is going out the door to the lucky winner.  Good luck, you’re gonna need it!

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