It looks like a regular 4 lever padlock. But when you put the key in the keyhole it will not turn. So how to open this lock?
Made from a donor standard padlock and the maker has added a little gimmick to make it harder to open. Not a hugely difficult puzzle but certainly still a very strong and usable padlock and very hard to pick.
In India up until the 20th-century padlocks would have been made by traditional artisans who sold them in local bazaars or markets, making their locks on-site or nearby. The craftsmen worked seated on the floor with no mechanisation; just basic tools. These intricate padlocks have been traditionally used to lock furniture, chests and boxes.
Materials: This lock is handmade in India from a brass interior with a polished iron exterior and shackle. The locks are not highly refined because they are handmade and the photo is representative of the locks we have. The quality and origin is reflected in the price. But here at Mr Puzzle we have opened and checked every lock is in good working order. They are iron, not chrome so with handling they may show signs of rust. The brass will definitely take on a duller patina.
Size: 95mm (from top of the shackle to the base) x 56mm x 25mm The shackle has a diameter of 10mm
Mr Puzzle has added a printed solution designed and printed here. Not offered by other sellers.