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Peterson Picks

A message from Ken

Peterson Picks are made of fine spring steel and are hardened and then tempered to the exacting requirements of our locksmith family. They are then vibratory polished, blackened and then professionally fitted with the finest handles in the world. Our thanks to the locksmiths who work with us and have guided us to enhance our designs and manufacturing process, which we now consider an art form.

Locksmiths in all parts of the world have made comments on our results. They are telling us that our picks fit the hand with great comfort and that the metal blade is smoothed just as if they had been individually broken in. We do know that the life expectancy exceeds the competition! While our kits can't be beat we also offer single picks in any of our many styles.

We are pleased to present to you our new Euro Profiles, plus our GSP and ENP formats.

So browse and enjoy and remember to THINK PETERSON!



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Classic Profile Picks Show Me
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About Our Automotive Picks

Our Automotive Picks just a little longer to allow the reach required at times in longer keyways.

The metal part of these picks extend approximately two inches beyond our 3.2 inch handles.

Being made in our "Classic" design approach provides the strength you sometimes need.

Peterson Picks: For people who take picking seriously.




 

Over Reach GM Double Rake

These longer styled picks are currently available in the following Metal Type / Handle configurations:

OR-DR-CSD, OVER REACH DOUBLE RAKE - Dipped Carbon Steel, $2.65

OR-DR-ENP, OVER REACH DOUBLE RAKE - EN PLASTIC, $2.75

OR-DR-RCS, Over Reach GM Double Rake Rubber - Carbon Steel, $4.25

OR-DR-GSP , Over Reach GM Double Rake - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00


 

Over Reach Quad Rake

These longer styled picks are currently available in the following Metal Type / Handle configurations: 

OR-QR-ENP, Over Reach Quad Rake - EN PLASTIC, $2.75

OR-QR-RCS, Over Reach Quad Rake Rubber - Carbon Steel, $4.25

OR-QR-GSP, Over Reach Quad Rake - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00


 

Over Reach Wave Rake

These longer styled picks are currently available in the following Metal Type / Handle configurations:

OR-WR-CSD, Over Reach Wave Rake - Dipped Carbon Steel, $2.65

OR-WR-ENP, Over Reach Wave Rake - EN PLASTIC, $2.75

OR-WR-RCS, Over Reach Wave Rake Rubber - Carbon Steel, $4.25

OR-WR-GSP, Over Reach Wave Rake - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00


 

Long Reach Hook

These longer styled picks are currently available in the following Metal Type / Handle configurations:

OR-H6-ENP, Long Reach Hook - EN PLASTIC, $2.75

OR-H6-GSP, Long Reach Hook - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00




About Our Classic Series Picks

The Classic Series pick's shanks were designed to the industries standard. The greater shank height closer to the handles provides strength most picks require due to the leverage being applied to them during picking.

This design combined with the higher quality stainless and carbon spring materials that Peterson uses yielded a strength that made Peterson famous.

Our rubber handles have been widely appreciated when working in harsh weather or when worn hands demanded some comfort.

A decision was made to manufacture a limited selection of profiles based on what the locksmith commonly desires. Additions to that line-up included our "Stainless Slenders" and our "DCAP" picks which generally maintained the working profile, but were targeted on narrow or constrained picking situations and were provided in different handles. Our "Classic" designs because of their comfort and strength became and remain, an industry favorite.

We will retain these profiles in rubber handles in both Spring Steel and in Government Steel because of the many requests we received as we discussed our new handle designs with our customers.

The other Handle / Material combinations listed below will be sold only until existing inventory is exhausted.


Peterson Picks: For people who take picking seriously.

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Diamond Pick

These CLASSIC style picks are currently available in the following Metal Type / Handle configurations:

DP-GSR, Diamond - Rubber Gov Steel, $15.00

DP-RCS, Diamond Rubber - Carbon Steel, $4.25

DP-PCS, Diamond - Plastic Carbon Steel, $2.65


 

DOUBLE RAKE

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel; Both with Rubber Handles.

DR-GSR, DOUBLE RAKE - Rubber Gov Steel, $15.00

DR-RCS, DOUBLE RAKE Rubber - Carbon Steel, $4.25


 

HOOK 1

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel; Both with Rubber Handles.

H1-GSR, Hook1 - Rubber Gov Steel, $15.00

H1-RCS, Hook1 Rubber - Carbon Steel, $4.25


 

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HOOKED DIAMOND

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel; Both with Rubber Handles.

HD-GSR, Hooked Diamond - Rubber Gov Steel, $15.00

HD-RCS, Hooked Diamond Rubber - Carbon Steel, $4.25

HD-PCS, Hooked Diamond - Plastic Carbon Steel, $2.65


 

HALF SNOWMAN

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel; Both with Rubber Handles.

HS-GSR, Half Snowman - Rubber Gov Steel, $15.00

HS-RCS, Half Snowman Rubber - Carbon Steel, $4.25

HS-PCS, Half Snowman - Plastic Carbon Steel, $2.65

HS-CSD, Half Snowman - Dipped Carbon Steel, $2.65


 

LONG RIPPLE

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel; Both with Rubber Handles.

LR-GSR, Long Ripple - Rubber Gov Steel, $15.00

LR-RCS, Long Ripple Rubber - Carbon Steel, $4.25

LR-PCS, Long Ripple - Plastic Carbon Steel,, $2.65


 

PETERSON GEM

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel; Both with Rubber Handles.

PG-GSR, Peterson Gem - Rubber Gov Steel, $15.00

PG-RCS, Peterson Gem Rubber - Carbon Steel, $4.25

PG-PCS, Peterson Gem - Plastic Carbon Steel, $2.65

PG-CSD, Peterson Gem - Dipped Carbon Steel, $2.65


 

POSTAL

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel; Both with Rubber Handles.

PO-GSR, Postal - Rubber Gov Steel, $15.00

PO-RCS, Postal Rubber - Carbon Steel, $4.25

PO-PCS, Postal - Plastic Carbon Steel, $2.65


 

PETERSON REACH

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel; Both with Rubber Handles.

PR-GSR, Peterson Reach - Rubber Gov Steel, $15.00

PR-RCS, Peterson Reach Rubber - Carbon Steel, $4.25

PR-PCS, Peterson Reach - Plastic Carbon Steel, $2.65

PR-CSD, Peterson Reach - Dipped Carbon Steel, $2.65


 

TRIPLE RAKE

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel; Both with Rubber Handles.

TR-GSR, Triple Rake - Rubber Gov Steel, $15.00

TR-RCS, Triple Rake Rubber - Carbon Steel $4.25

TR-PCS, Triple Rake - Plastic Carbon Steel, $2.65

TR-CSD, Triple Rake - Dipped Carbon Steel, $2.65




About Our EURO Series Picks

Are you encountering more Euro Style Keyways? Our new GSP (Government Steel Plastic) and ENP (NICKEL Plated with PLASTIC Handles) Series Picks are made to our "EURO" design approach that incorporates a reduced "shank" height for easier pick access into keyways that were designed to be restrictive.

The scale on these pictures is not perfect, but you can see the height reduction on the lower LH side of the lower picture (Euro Profile). You will find the picking results from this small change to be dramatic.

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We then added to our line up select profiles with proven effectiveness against European cylinders.

As a bonus you will find that the light weight of these picks give incredible feedback to the user.

And to make it even better: Our new secret tumble / polish process smoothly rounds the edges of these picks.

This smoothness within the lock will make you wonder if these picks have ball bearings!

Peterson Picks: For people who take picking seriously.

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Diamond Pick

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

DP-GSP, Diamond Pick - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

DP-ENP, Diamond Pick -EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

Double Rake

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

DR-GSP, Double Rake - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

DR-ENP, Double Rake -EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

Full Snowman

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

FS-GSP, FULL SNOWMAN - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

FS-ENP, FULL SNOWMAN - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

Hook1

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

H1-GSP, HOOK 1 - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

H1-ENP, HOOK 1 - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

Hook2

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

H2-GSP, HOOK 2 - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

H2-ENP, HOOK 2 - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

Hook3

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

H3-GSP, HOOK 3 - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

H3-ENP, HOOK 3 - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

Hook4

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

H4-GSP, HOOK 4 - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

H4-ENP, HOOK 4 - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

Hook5

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

H5-GSP, HOOK 5 - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

H5-ENP, HOOK 5 - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

Hooked Diamond

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

HD-GSP, HOOKED Diamond - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

HD-ENP, HOOKED DIAMOND - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

Half Snowman

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

HS-GSP, Half Snowman - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

HS-ENP, HALF SNOWMAN - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

LONG RIPPLE

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

LR-GSP, LONG RIPPLE - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

LR-ENP, LONG RIPPLE - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

MINI RIPPLE 1

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

MR1-GSP, MINI RIPPLE 1 - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

MR1-ENP, MINI RIPPLE 1 - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

MINI RIPPLE 2

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

MR2-GSP, MINI RIPPLE 2 - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

MR2-ENP, MINI RIPPLE 2 - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

MINI RIPPLE 3

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

MR3-GSP, MINI RIPPLE 3 - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

MR3-ENP, MINI RIPPLE 3 - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

PETERSON GEM

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

PG-GSP, PETERSON GEM - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

PG-ENP, PETERSON GEM - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

POSTAL

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

PO-GSP, POSTAL - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

PO-ENP, POSTAL - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

PETERSON REACH

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

PR-GSP, PETERSON REACH - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

PR-ENP, PETERSON REACH - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 


TRIPLE RAKE

Available in Government Steel and 10-95 Spring Steel in Plastic Handles.

TR-GSP, Triple Rake - Plastic Gov Steel, $8.00

TR-ENP, Triple Rake - EN PLASTIC, $2.75




About Our SLENDER Series Picks

One way to make it harder to pick a lock is to make the keyway narrow.

Our "Slenders" are made from 0.015 thick Government Steel to allow easy egress into these locks.

Due to the many requests we have received over the years, these picks are now manufactured with molded handles to allow greater stability while picking.

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Pick Sets

Diamond Stainless Slender

Constructed from 0.015 thick Government Steel and molded into a blue tone colored plastic handle.

, Diamond Stainless 0.015 Slender, $8.00


 

Double Rake Stainless Slender

Constructed from 0.015 thick Government Steel and molded into a blue tone colored plastic handle.

DR-SS, Double Rake Stainless 0.015 Slender, $8.00


 

Hook 1 Stainless Slender

Constructed from 0.015 thick Government Steel and molded into a blue tone colored plastic handle.

H1-SS, Hook 1 Stainless 0.015 Slender, $8.00


 

Hook 7 Stainless Slender

Created in response to a special request, this robust hook is constructed from 0.015 thick Government Steel and molded into a blue tone colored plastic handle.

H7-SS, Hook 7 Stainless 0.015 Slender, $8.00


 

Long Ripple Stainless Slender

Constructed from 0.015 thick Government Steel and molded into a blue tone colored plastic handle.

LR-SS, Long Ripple Stainless 0.015 Slender, $8.00


 

Peterson Gem Stainless Slender

Constructed from 0.015 thick Government Steel and molded into a blue tone colored plastic handle.

PG-SS, Peterson Gem Stainless 0.015 Slender, $8.00


 

Peterson Reach Stainless Slender

Constructed from 0.015 thick Government Steel and molded into a blue tone colored plastic handle.

PR-SS, Peterson Reach Stainless 0.015 Slender, $8.00




About Our Specialty Series Picks

And ABOUT THOSE Simple LOCKS YOU CAN'T PICK

A deep cut close to the bow of the key is a great way to make a weak key.

But it is also a great way to add security to a simple lock.

These deeper cuts at the front of a lock reduce the height of your "picking window."

We can pick locks because the lineup of holes in the plug and in the shell are not perfectly linear. Because of this lack of linearity turning pressure on a lock allows individual pin sets to sequentially block the turning of the plug. That enables us to pick simple locks by individually finding and lifting these "blocking" pin sets. Typically the cheaper the locks, the more poorly made, the worse the machining, the easier to pick.

Applying turning pressure to the front of the plug puts a linear bias on it that tends to cause the front half of the pins more likely to block turning, and identify themselves to be "pins that are ready to be picked." You get a resounding "click" as you hit sheer because of this bias. However each pin set you pick adds a new pivot point or fulcrum within the plug to shell interface. This shift tends to release the front pressure on those deeper front pins that you have already picked. The remaining pins typically reside in the rear of the lock, requiring the tapered shank of your pick to enter the lock more deeply.

Because your pick is taller closer to the handle, if you have a Deep Cut in the front of the key, movements that you make while picking the rear most pinsets can easily lift those deep front pins above their sheer.

Now you know why we designed Deep Cut Access Picks (DCAP).

Peterson Picks: For people who take picking seriously.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of our customers swear by these low shank profiles in our Government Steel, but others have found them not as robust as a full shank pick (go figure!).

Expert locksmiths have reviewed the newly available 10-95 spring steel (EN Series), and recommended them as use-full products - but they are not designed for power picking.

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Diamond Pick - DCAP

0.025 thick; available in both Government Steel and plated 10-95 spring steel; picks are molded into plastic handles.

DP-DC, Diamond Pick - DCAP - Gov Steel, $8.00

DP-DC-ENP, Diamond Pick - DCAP - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

Double Rake - DCAP

0.025 thick; available in both Government Steel and plated 10-95 spring steel; picks are molded into plastic handles.

DR-DC, Double Rake - DCAP - Gov Steel, $8.00

DR-DC-ENP, Double Rake - DCAP - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

Hook 1 DCAP

0.025 thick; available in both Government Steel and plated 10-95 spring steel; picks are molded into plastic handles.

H1-DC, Hook 1 DCAP - Gov Steel, $8.00

H1-DC-ENP, Hook 1 - DCAP - EN PLASTIC, $2.75


 

Lifter Pick 1

0.025 thick; available in both Government Steel and plated 10-95 spring steel; picks are molded into plastic handles.

LP1-GSP, Lifter Pick 1 - Gov Steel, $8.00

LP1-ENP, Lifter Pick 1 - EN PLASTIC, $2.75




About Other Pick Groupings

coming soon!

 

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