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Puzzle Locks

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Heavy Iron & Brass Peacock Trick lock

You have the keys. You can see the keyhole. So how come the lock won't…

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Indian Puzzle Padlock

How to open this deceptive puzzle lock? It has a disc on the front with…

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Large Brass Fish Lock trick opening

This quirky padlock in the shape of a fish is a real padlock. Tricky to…

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Large Brass Puzzle Padlock with 2 sets of 3 keys

The puzzle is to open the lock.  It comes with two sets of 3 different…

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Small Brass Heart trick opening lock

The key (pun fully intended!!) to opening this lock is simplicity.  Don't overthink it. But…

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Trick opening Indian padlock

Neither of the two keys that come with this lock appears to open it! Will…

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Trick Padlock with keys

When you put the key in the keyhole it will not turn. So how to…

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B-Lock puzzle padlock by Boaz Feldman

The B-Lock designed and made in Israel by Boaz Feldman is engineered from a real…

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Boaz Feldman’s latest B-Lock II puzzle lock

Like the original B-Lock this updated version is engineered from a real padlock by Boaz…

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Danlock – the amazing puzzle lock by Dan Feldman

This puzzle padlock is considered a classic among puzzle collectors. The gold standard of puzzle…

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FunLock from Boaz Feldman

You're very used to seeing the hardest puzzle locks from Boaz Feldman and his famous…

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Hanayama Cast Padlock take apart puzzle

The puzzle looks like a regular padlock. Just pick it up and you'll quickly realise…

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Puzzle Locks

Traditional padlocks with a twist and more.

Puzzles that look like locks but take many sequential moves to unlock. You’ll find them listed here.

Puzzle Locks are part of the Trick Opening classification of puzzles. Often called Trick locks, puzzles in this category might vary from something that looks very much like a regular padlock, but there’s no key, or there are keys but they don’t seem to fit the lock. You might have to discover a number of moves to manipulate the puzzle so that you can open it; quite unlike any regular padlock you’ve ever known. There are also puzzles that resemble a lock or a safe that require many moves to open them.

Most puzzlers consider this to be one of the more modern types of mechanical puzzle but when Jerry Slocum, Dic Sonneveld, Vanessa Muros and Jack Botermans published their book Romano-Celtic Mask Puzzle Padlocks in 2017 a long history was revealed. Surprisingly sophisticated puzzle locks were designed to stop the theft of valuables by the Celts as early as the 2nd century BC. The Romans kept the tradition of puzzle locks going right up to about 400AD

so it’s clear that these puzzle padlocks predate the earliest known secret opening puzzles but up to 1200 years!

It’s clear from the research in the book that the designers of these puzzles were very accomplished engineers and locksmiths indeed.

We are often able to source locks from some of the very best contemporary puzzle lock makers. Dan Feldman, famous for the DanLock, and his son Boaz Feldman now following in his footsteps with his B-Lock, Rainer Popp with his very collectable Popplocks, the Wil Strijbos Revenge Lock and Haleslocks from Master Locksmith Shane Hales. But there are so few of these puzzles made, and they are so popular with collectors, that they are often sold out in a very short time.

So despite this being one of the most popular categories of puzzles and there being a very wide variety of different puzzle solutions in this category, some very difficult, some not so hard, puzzles in this category sell out fast.

At times we do have a simple lock puzzle from China with a very surprising solution, and a few trick locks that are handmade in India.  There are also couple of other lock type puzzles which we can get regularly. Jean Claude Constantin’s Lock 250 is a n-ary puzzle which is quite different from other locks. And the 3 digit mechanical safe is a great puzzle; the only problem is you have to build it yourself as well as solve it!