The hook pick is the go to of all the shapes. The short hook being the desert island of lock picks, the GOAT, your go to, number one, don't leave home without it. Its ability to lift one pin at a time and set them into position is true single pin picking and in high sericy locks in some cases is the only technique that will get the lock open. As locks are different so are hook picks with a variety of different curves and stepnesses each one has a role to play in successfully lifting pins and picking locks open.
Should I get a Hook Lock Pick?
You need a hook pick in your collection and all SPARROWS sets come with one. Raking locks open gets a lot of attention for its speed but in many cases you have to pick a single pin pick. The hook shape of the pick is highly useful for high low pin stack situations. This is where you have to set a pin higher than the pin in front of it. Without the correct hook you can interfere with the set pin as you work on the pin behind it. If that set pin is pushed up it will become overset and is now too high in the lock for it to open. In these situations you often have to start over unless you have very good control and situational awareness and can lower just the one pin. If you're adding to your collection look at the SSdeV hooks. These are special deep access hooks that will build on any set you might already have and their steep nature is perfect for these high low pin stacks you run into with high security locks. Go through the various options and you will find handle and no handle options as well as a selection of different steel thickness ..025, .020, .015
Why Choose Sparrows’ Hook Lock Picks
All Sparrows picks including our hook picks are made from a cold rolled stainless steel and tumbled to perfection. All of these hook shapes are unique to SPARROWS and have been developed and tested with the help of the lock picking community