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The essentials of lock picking: Everything you need to start slaying locks gracefully and fearlessly!

Who’s the LockPickingLawyer?

Who's the LockPickingLawyer?

Who’s the LockPickingLawyer?

The Lock Picking Lawyer is the most popular lock picker in the world, a YouTuber known for picking various locks on camera on his channel of the same name. As of July 2021, the channel had over 3 million subscribers.

Although the LockPickLawyer has posted more than 1000 videos, he has never revealed his face or complete identity in any of his videos or on the internet. I know that you want to know whom behind the YouTube channel, so here comes this article.

The LockPickingLawyer YouTube Channel

The channel was started in 2015. In 2018, the channel attracted attention after posting a video of a bicycle lock being cut open in two seconds. Other videos include lockpicking a car lock, though it is noted that the methods used are not capable of starting the car.

LockPickingLawyer is best known for his lock pick reviews in which he showcases weaknesses and defects in a variety of security devices, primarily locks, in an attempt to educate consumers so they can make better security decisions.

About the LockPickingLawyer

The LockPickingLawyer is a YouTube creator and works in the security industry. His real name is Harry, and based in Damascus, MD 20872 near the city of Washington. He is married, aged 38 as of 2021.

How did the LockPickingLawyer get started?

Harry has been fascinated with locks since he was a little kid. He even tried lock picking when he was in middle school. But never had enough knowledge for lockpicking to become anything serious until 2015 when he was 32 years old, he came across the YouTube account of BosnianBill, and learned from BosnianBill more seriously. He launched his channel four months after getting into the hobby again.

Is the LockPickingLawyer an actual lawyer?

The LockPickingLawyer was a truly lawyer based in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, but has since retired from law to focus on security. He works with lock manufacturers to improve the security of their devices.

LockPickingLawyer Net Worth, Income

Harry has never disclosed his income, a website says that the overall net worth of the LockPickingLawyer is somewhere around $ 311K – $ 1.87M, with an estimated income $ 11.9K for December 2021. You can check out this page to learn more.

How LockPickingLawyer Say about his Channel?

Harry also sells tools he’s using, and on the website he describe his channel as follows:

The LockPickingLawyer is one of the most well-known names in the world of lock picking and covert entry. He is best known for his extremely popular, eponymous YouTube channel. This channel features over 1,000 videos exposing weaknesses and defects found in locking devices so that consumers can make better security decisions. What’s less well-known is that he also works with lock manufacturers to improve their products, private companies to improve their security, tool-makers to improve their products, and government agencies. As his name suggests, the Lock Picking Lawyer was a business litigator for nearly 15 years, but recently retired from practicing law to devote all of his time to security work.

Lizhiqin Tools Vs. Original Lishi

Original Lishi

Original Lishi” is, as far as I know, a locksmith tools trademark registered by someone from outside China, it’s just another of Mr. Li’s distributors, but they work much further with Mr. Li.

“Original Lishi” doesn’t disclosure where they’re from, their contact information, but I am certain that their website is not operated and run by Mr. Li, it’s not the “official” website either.

The products sold by “Original Lishi” is truly designed and manufactured by Mr. Li in his factory in Qinhuangdao, China, with their own packing (or without, I am not sure), and a so-called verification sticker.

The tools sold by “Original Lishi” has a Mr. Li’s face on each tool, that’s right, it’s made by Mr. Li, the face is Mr. Li’s trademark.

Lizhiqin Tools

Lizhiqin Tools is just Mr. Li’s original tools, it’s 100% original tools comes from Mr. Li’s factory, with a “Mr Li” face logo on each tool, and, with original packaging.

Please always look for the ‘Mr Li’ face logo for a guaranteed original Lizhiqin product. Please also trust that all tools we supply are from the original manufacturer, ensuring quality and supply is guaranteed.

Lizhiqin Tools also comes with a verification label on each tools since 2021, you can scratch off the coating at the bottom of the label and scan the QR code with your smart phone to see if it’s an original Lizhiqin product.

Which Lishi Tools is Truly ORIGINAL?

There’re many so called “Lishi” Tools on the market, so far I know, 2 brands call themselves “Lishi”, 1 doesn’t but obviously stole Mr. Li’s concept. Here’s my post explaining differences among all of these “Lishi tools”: Genuine Lishi, Original Lishi, Super Tools, as well as Lizhiqin Tools.

Genuine Lishi

Genuine Lishi

As I said in my previous post, Genuine Lishi is made by Mr. Li’s ex business partner Tradelocks (aka. UAP Limited), and Mr. Li has no relationship with European “Genuine Lishi” today. Genuine Lishi has its own product line, for example their Blind Picks, Night Vision Tools, T3 Tools, as well as their standard genuine Lishi tools. All their tools are made in their partner factory in Shenzhen, China.

Super Tools HU66

Super Tools

Above is a typical Super Tools HU66, made by another well-known Chinese lock pick manufacturer called “H&H”. H&H and Mr. Li has no relationship either, H&H also didn’t advertise their tools as “Lishi Tools”, but you guys can see from the image that they stole Mr. Li’s concept and designed their own copies. We never sold them.

Mr. Li holding Original Lishi

Original Lishi

Original Lishi is a trademark I think doesn’t belong to Mr. Li and/or his factory/company. I don’t know where I found or knew it’s operated by an Australian company, which is one of Mr. Li’s big customers. Mr. Li’s factory manufactures tools for them, with their own verification label on each tools.

Original Lishi shares the same product line with Mr. Li’s factory, both 2-in-1 tools and readers, same as what we’re selling now. It uses Mr. Li’s new trademark on each tools, but the discontinued oval “Lishi” logo still appears on their website logo.

Mr. Li's original tools

Lizhiqin Tools

Mr. Li, the designer, creator, inventor of all Lishi tools. When originated in 2000 , Mr. Li named his tools “Lishi Tools” (中文:李氏工具), with an oval “Lishi” logo. When Mr. Li broke up with Genuine Lishi (aka. UAP Limited), he changed his trademark to Lizhiqin Tools (中文:李志勤工具), with his face and name (中文: 李志勤) as his new logo.

Please always look for the ‘Mr Li’ face logo for a guaranteed original Mr Li product. Lizhiqin Tools is the most effective way to unlock and decode vehicle locks whilst at the scene. The tools we supply are from the original manufacturer, ensuring quality and supply is guaranteed. There are currently more than 100 tools available.

2-in-1 Tools

Lizhiqin 2-In-1 Tools are a time saving way to open locked cars or make replacement keys. Each tool is inserted into a vehicle lock and used to pick the lock to a position where it traps the wafers. The wafer depth can then be read to determine the cuts for a replacement key.


Lizhiqin Readers allow users to reader wafer depths without having to pick the lock first. There are many different models of readers that will work on both automotive and motorcycle applications. Readers are a fast and easy alternative to other wafer depth reading methods that are available today.


Did you know that Lizhiqin makes accessories as well? Lishi key cutter gives you the ability to quickly punch out a replacement key that can then be duplicated onto a permanent blank. Looking for tool storage? Their cases are the best way to keep your tools safe.

Lizhiqin Tools Verification

Verify Your Lizhiqin Tools

Since 2021, all Lizhiqin 2-in-1 tools and readers come with a verification label. You can scratch off the coating at the bottom of the label and scan the QR code with your smart phone. The verification system is in Chinese, please take a screenshot of the verification result as it only works once.

Classic Lishi Vs. Genuine Lishi

Classic Lishi

Classic Lishi is just Mr. Li’s original tools, the name is to distinguish from another similar brand – “Genuine Lishi”. Mr. Li, the designer, creator, inventor of all Lishi tools, has no relationship with European “Genuine Lishi” today. To be clear, Genuine Lishi is made by Mr. Li’s ex business partner Tradelocks (aka. UAP Limited) that essentially stole the concept from him and patented it state side or some nonsense. The ones with the logo of Mr. Li are the genuine ones. The ones with the Genuine Lishi logos are the knock-offs.

Classic Lishi had an oval “Lishi” logo on each tool before the year 2014, and later, Mr. Li’s face were etched in. Please always look for the ‘Mr Li’ face logo for a guaranteed original Mr Li product. Classic Lishi is the most effective way to unlock and decode vehicle locks whilst at the scene. The tools we supply are from the original manufacturer, ensuring quality and supply is guaranteed. There are currently more than 90 tools available. Professionals all over the world already use Mr Li’s vehicle opening tools, Classic Lishi always make their job so much easier.

Source 1: Original lishi vs. Genuine lishi • r/Locksmith
Source 2: New Lishi 2 in 1 tools from Mr. Li. the inventor of Lishi tools

Locksmith Training (Lock Picking) Course on Udemy

Locksmith Training (Lock Picking) Course on Udemy

Do you want to learn how to pick locks? If you’ve seen someone pick a lock before, it almost seems like magic. Our promise to you is that at the end of this course you will be able to replicate this “magic”, and have the people around you astonished by your skills.

Pick Almost Any Lock in Minutes

The course concentrates on the most common type of locks that you encounter on a daily basis. The locks on your apartment or house, master keys, mailboxes etc. The principles and methods you learn in the course allow you pick all of these locks in a matter of minutes, and even seconds after you become a more seasoned lockpicker.

Powerful Skill At Your Hands

Lock picking is a handy skill at the end of the day. In addition to helping your friends and neighbors when they get locked out, and lock picking for fun, you’l have a much better understanding at how locks work, and be able to make sure your home will be more secure. By trying out your newly acquired skills on your own property, you’l be able to determine how secure your lock is, and consider changing it if you find it very easy to pick.

What You Will Learn

The Ultimate Guide To Lockpicking is the most comprehensive lock picking course on the market, showing the art of lock picking in an easy to learn step by step system.

The course covers the theory of how locks work, and then shows you a few different methods of lock picking:

  • Using standard pick tools (the ones you see in the movies)
  • Using a pick-gun
  • Using a bump key – a type of master key (and also how to create one from scratch)

Who This Course is For

Literally anyone who is interested to learn how to pick locks. The course requires zero prior knowledge about locks and lock picking, and it is our guarantee to you that you’ll be successful at lock picking, or you get your money back.

Who is the target audience?

This Lock Picking course is for you if you are interested in learning the art of Lock Picking. Without any prior knowledge, you will be able to pick about 90% of the locks around you in daily life including door knobs, deadbolts and padlocks.

If you’re interested in this lock pick course, please visit The Art of Lockpicking: A Complete Guide on Udemy. The course is being on sale and now it’sonly $9.99, please don’t hesitate add it to cart now!

Happy Chinese New Year 2019!

2019 is a Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac, and it’s an Earth Pig year. Years of the Pig include 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, and 2031. In Chinese astrology, each year belongs to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle.

The New Year is almost here! Look ahead, embark on the road to success. May you have a great journey to your destination! Happy 2019.

Hope the coming yer is a joyful ride for you and your family. Here’s wishing you the best year ahead!

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Thank you guys!

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How to Use the Ford Tibbe Pick

Ford Tibbe Pick

This is a unique pick, designed to pick all Ford Tibbe locks.

The design allows each disk to be easily picked individually and allows the user to see the full code at an instant once picked.

How to use it

The principal is quite simple – each section on the handle revolves and causes the pick end to alter – once you’ve moved through the sections the pick end will resemble the key and you can turn the lock. There’s two methods of using this tool and you can use the instructions below to try them both – you’ll find a lot of locks open quite quickly and with relative ease.

Everyone’s talking about the Ford Tibbe Pick – alongside our Ford HU101 Inner Groove Pick your access range for Ford cars is utterly comprehensive.

Individual Disc Technique

  1. Insert the tool right into the lock.
  2. Rotate each disc to find the solid No. 4 discs. These are the discs that will operate the lock once picked. There can be more than one.
  3. Maintain tension on at least one of these No.4 discs.
  4. Slowly rotate the others – without forcing them – past their stop points.
  5. Once all positions are stopped try rotating the No. 4 disc. If the lock does not open, maintain the tension whilst rotating each disc each way slightly. You are usually nearly there and it can often take just a little wiggle.

All Disc Technique

  1. Insert tool into lock
  2. Find the No. 4 discs.
  3. Maintain tension constantly on at least one of these No.4 discs.
  4. Rotate all remaining manipulators forward & back together until set & lock opens.


  1. Once the lock is open, keep the tension on the No. 4 discs, holding the lock in the open position continuously until decoded.
  2. Whilst holding this tension gently rotate each manipulator forward until they come to a stop. Do not force it past this stop position.
  3. Look at the stop positions, you will see instantly the No. 4 disc height position. From this you will be able to work out the other disc positions.

There are only 4 positions in a Tibbe lock. Shop it now from our shop:

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