The Best Lock Pick Sets this year - your Ultimate Guide


The Best Lock Pick sets - an intro:

So you want to learn how to pick a lock? Learn how to buy the best pick sets, pick up a useful new skill and improve your practical puzzle solving abilities!

Read the Ultimate Guide from Chris Dangerfield, the celebrated professional lockpicker that will let you do all the above. Welcome to your new obsession! 🖤  

By the end of this guide, you’ll learn what our top 10 choices for the best lock pick sets this year are - based off real statistics and reviews from US lock pickers.

We’ll even send you a FREE and easy to understand ‘How to Pick Locks’ eBook to aid you on your journey!

Our quick start guide helps you choose from the best sets that won’t snap on you inside a lock mid-pick, won’t cut your hands up while picking, and will be perfectly learner friendly!

Why get a Lock Pick set?:

  1. Comes with a free How-to pick locks eBook for dummies
  2. It's a cool gift that helps challenge and train your brain
  3. It's an Experience! You get to learn about everyday security and there's nothing wrong with that. Exercise and stretch those brain cells!

Our criteria for this list is that they should be professionally made, reviewed well by experts and/or hobbyists, contain everything you need as a learner, won't be so cheap that they snap off in your lock (trust me, there are some terrible cheap metal picks around) and that they’ll be delivered to you within a few days once ordered. The list below shows a price range if our paperback guide book is discounted and bundled into the set.



Best Lock Pick Set Top 10 Selection

    1. Lokko Beginners Box Complete Lock Pick Set with Guide ($54.99+)

    2. Dangerfield Praxis Dual-Gauge Lock Pick Set ($69.99)

    3. Dangerfield Serenity Starter Set ($39.99)

    4. Southord PXS-14 Beginners Set ($29.99)

    5. Goso Starter Lock Pick Set ($27.99)

    6. Multipick Elite 37 Professional Lock Pick Set ($219.99)

    7. Southord 22 Piece Lock Pick Set ($55.99)

    8. Peterson Just Picks Stainless Steel Set ($39.99)

    9. Multipick Pocket Blackline Edition JackKnife Set ($54.99)
      Dangerfield Skeleton Key Multi Tool ($54.99) [ tied for 9th place! ]

    10. Sparrows Vorax Lock Pick Set (approx $119)


Picking Practice Recommendations:

Don't forget that practice makes perfect - and what better way to get started than to include a good selection of practice locks to go with your picks. This way, you'll be learn to better visualize the inside of the mechanism and be able to pick locks much more successfully. Dangerfield Set of 3 Practice Locks 

And lastly, we also recommend the printed copy of the dummies guide to picking locks for all of you that like having physical instructions in front of you while you're learning. Written to be simple and easy to understand, our glossy and illustrated tutorial on single pin picking will show you exactly how this whole lock picking thing works! This guide is available cheaper when bought with pick sets below.

Read on for the top 10 lock picks guide for this year!


If you’re totally new to lock picking, the choices can be daunting. We recommend this particular set all the time to most newcomers because it has everything you need to get started and gets you educated about picking and opening locks in under an hour!

The Lokko lock pick set box contains:

      • a step-by-step full-color PDF eBook
      • a quickstart guide for the impatient
      • two clear transparent practice locks
      • a wide selection of lock picks with comfortable handles
      • tension wrenches to complete the picking experience
      • a leather wallet to hold all your lockpicks
      • a set of spy credit card covert picks
      • a great looking gift boxed set


Here's everything you need to challenge yourself and deal with those locks immediately. Keep it yourself, or this is great as a unique gift for a friend or loved one!

As gifts go - this is extremely cool, and it's perfect for anyone that loves experiences over just things. It's perfect for any occasion.

Plus, we offer discounted options: Our recommended one with an illustrated how-to guide or challenge yourself with the option that includes even an additional set of practice locks!

Click the Buy Now button below to add the Lokko Set to your cart and head to our checkout page to complete your purchase.

I recommend the versions with the paperback guidebook - Chris


We like to say that lock picking is practical brain training. The challenge of learning how things work, how to take them apart and how to put them back together. The mechanism behind locks and how they work just intrigues me and you can tinker with them while you're doing other things. Every new lock is a new puzzle.

I enjoy how picking locks improves my manual dexterity and allows me to think through the locking pins problem simultaneously. It's such a fantastic skill to have.

Once you have the boxed set in your hands, you'll see exactly what I mean once you pop open your first lock without a key. Instant euphoria and great sense of achievement!

You'll also learn how locks get jammed, how your keys get stuck in them, why older locks break, and it'll get you thinking about lock mechanisms for days. And once you're finished with the practice locks - you'll be hungry for more lock challenges. Practical puzzles are addic


Comes Boxed for Gifting

Great for those times when you need to give someone the gift of an experience.

Unboxing too...

Everything you need to get started! All the tools, an online eBook, and practice locks


Pop your first lock!

Educate yourself on how locks work, improve your dexterity, or just satisfy your own curiosity.

Hours of entertainment

We have thousands of satisfied adults and kids who've enjoyed learning this hobby together!

2. Best Lock Pick Set - Dangerfield Praxis Lock Pick Set


The perfect lock pick set for a dedicated lock picker. We sought the experience and knowledge of professional and world-champion lock pickers around the world when devising this set, and have created something both unique and devastatingly effective.

These are sixteen of the finest picks supplied in two thicknesses for all kinds of locks. You get both slimline 0.023", and ultra-slimline 0.015" in a smart camo case - all extremely solid and with a range of tension tools that perfectly compliment this professional selection.

The Praxis picks have been reviewed as Bosnian Bill’s (Lock-Lab) set of choice, and will take you from the start of your journey and give you a professional lock picking head start. Watch the video of his review to learn more about these British Design lockpicks.

The choice is yours, but we recommend the set with the additional box of practice locks to improve more effectively!


Professional Tools

Comes in two thicknesses (gauges), all the tension tools you might need and a carry wallet

Toolbox Essentials

All you need to get started with a pick set and a case that holds your lock picks in place.



Highly Reviewed!

See our whole range of reviews about the Dangerfield Praxis set from satisfied customers.


Practical Brain Training

This makes a great gift. Just add a practice lock and book bundle and you're on your way!

3. Best Lock Pick Set - Dangerfield Serenity Lock Pick Set


One of the most frequent questions we are asked is “What’s the best set for a beginner?” That question was finally answered for the last time when designing the Serenity set. An introductory lock pick set needs to be punchy, compact, no-nonsense and high quality. These are the core defining qualities of this set.

But more – we wanted to make a beginner lock pick set that didn’t need to be replaced, one that would last well into the future. There’s no reason a starter set needs a shelf-life. The Serenity lock pick set offers an affordable popular and professional collection of useful lock pick tools and wrenches picked out specially for you.


Just add a Clear Training Lock and you can get started instantly.

Complete this with a lock

Clear Practice Locks make great training tools to go with your Serenity Set

Solid 301 Stainless Steel

All of our picks are made from quality steel - resilient, stainless and ideal for the work you need


Pop locks easily!

Educate yourself on lock mechanisms, raise your lock IQ. Just upgrade your set

Build your own set

Thousands of satisfied learners who've enjoyed this hobby together can't be wrong

4. Best Lock Pick Set Southord Beginners Pick Set

SouthOrd has long been a reliable name in lock picking quality. Beautifully designed picks that have stood the test of time and that are manufactured locally in the US.

The SouthOrd PXS-14 beginners set contains a great range of picks and tension tools in a great looking wallet, with comfortable grips for those wanting a more ergonomic feel.

This is a consistent, best-selling lock pick set that will compliment your developing skills perfectly. Just add a clear practice lock and you'll be good to go.

Made in the USA

Stainless steel picks made by SouthOrd in the US

A Great starter set to have

Get lock picks, handles, tension wrenches and leather case in one set


Beginner Sets Available

To complete your set, add a booklet, and a practice lock too

Learn in only an hour

The right tools, the right place, free shipping over $35 and fast delivery

5. Best Lock Pick Set - The Goso Beginners Lock Pick Set

We understand that not everyone wants to spend money on a new hobby, or skill. So if that's you, this is the set for you .

A practice lock is not included with these picks - to cut down on cost - you can get a reasonable practice lock from our store so at least you can still watch your spending, but this set is totally functional and an acceptable first lock pick set.

It has all the picks you'll need, tension wrenches and more, held securely in a multi-pocket, protective black wallet for everyday use. Just add a Clear Training Lock and you'll have the very basics to start.

If you think you're going to be using a set of lock picks for longer, or more regularly - I recommend you spend that little bit extra, and go for any of the other more comprehensive sets. But if you just want to give lock picking a try, this is the set for you.

Click the Buy Now button below, and we'll add it to your shopping cart and send you to our ecommerce store. You can then enter your details, and head towards the secure payment page. Once you've paid, we'll update you via email every step of the way from dispatch of your package to delivery at your doorstep.


Comes Boxed for Gifting

Great for those times when you need to give someone the gift of an experience.

Unboxing too...

Everything you need to get started! All the tools, an online eBook, and practice locks


Pop your first lock!

Educate yourself on how locks work, improve your dexterity, or just satisfy your own curiosity.

Hours of entertainment

We have thousands of satisfied adults and kids who've enjoyed learning this hobby together!

6. Best Lock Pick Set - Multipick ELITE Pickset

"Probably the nicest and most complete lock pick set I ever had the chance to look at" Bosnian Bill

- With a review like that, from the man who knows, you can be sure this is something special. The Multipick ELITE Super-Pick Set 37 pieces.

So - this is a lot of lock picks, and it's designed for every situation you might think of coming up against. Think of this like the toolbox full of solutions. Except it's a gorgeous tactile, leather roll-up wrap case full of lock picking solutions.

Why's this particular set different? Well, each stainless steel pick is individually designed and crafted by German lock picking specialists to produce the last word in professional lock picking craftsmanship.

Owning this pick set puts you among the world elite of lock pickers, allowing you entry into an unspoken and unnamed club for people who have all the tools to realize the locksmith and amazing picking skills they wish to develop.

Pure quality design, engineering and workmanship, protected in a supple leather wrap-up case that unrolls to present this elegant and meticulous selection, ready for endless effective lock picking.

All you need now is the right selection of practice locks to go with it!

7. Best Lock Pick Set - Southord 22 Piece Lock Pick Set

Eight years ago I got my Slimline SouthOrd 22 piece pick set. Today, it's as fresh as ever and still my go-to lock pick set. Pulling the zip on the leather case is like opening a box of delights, the impeccable design and professional quality simply glows. This set screams confidence and is a pleasure to use and own.

Superb American engineering and expertly designed, this is a complete, and serious set of picks for the serious lock picker.

We recommend getting a practice lock or two with this so you can improve your abilities. In the C2010 kit all picks except for three are a practical thickness at 0.022". This difference gives you a range of versatile options for whatever lock you encounter.

This set also comes highly recommended, and all SouthOrd products come with a standard guarantee of total satisfaction. Order it today and get it with Free and fast delivery.

8. Best Lock Pick Set - Peterson's Just Picks Lock Pick Set

Peterson's lock picks are known for their attention to detail, especially the small differences in the picking surface that can make all the difference. The angle of the cut, the curve of the neck - when using Peterson picks you know they have been designed by people who pick locks.

This was Peterson's first offering of slender government steel picks to allow working within narrow key ways. Based on their thinness they kept them at a standard profile for strength.

This set of Peterson's 0.015" picks contains 5 of Peterson's most popular profiles. The perfect addition to any pick set. Just slip them in with your favourite set and instantly make it a superior set. Tough as nails and laser precise.

Again, don't forget to add a selection of locks to your practice bundle!


9. Best Lock Pick Set - Dangerfield Skeleton Key EDC Multi Tool Lock Pick Set

The pocket Skeleton Key Every Day Carry lockpick Multi tool you didn't know you needed. A new entry into #9th position, equal to the Multipick Blackline, but we think it's more stylish! Combining the brilliance of Dangerfield lock pick versatility with customization and a TOK wrench that fits into your portable set - this is a revolution in pocket multi tool lockpicks!

Sleek like a Maserati, bold and with clean modern designs, the Dangerfield Skeleton lives up to its checks all the boxes: Covert lock picking, customizable functionality with an attract profile and top-tier picking performance.

Choose howevermany picks you want, personalize your selection with expansion packs and never be caught out without picks ever again.

This must-have Skeleton Key multitool is discreet yet powerful for effective covert operation spring-steel picks for extreme toughness and flexibility. Being prepared to pick locks in any emergency and yet remain covert when not in use is what defines a next-level lock picker.

Browse through our range of practice locks to go with!


9. Best Lock Pick Set - Multipick Extended JackKnife Pocket Pick Blackline Edition

The Lamborghini of Jackknives for lock pickers. When classic design meets precision engineering, the result is the the finest quality and style possible. That feeling of confidence knowing you're working with the highest possible standard of German craftsmanship and 301 Stainless steel - a perfect combination to pick locks.

Slick, eye-catching, and desirable, the Multipick Blackline Jackknife lives up to its hype by providing covert lock picking functionality with designer curves and impressive kinetic performance.

Cut from a single block of aircraft-grade aluminium for continuity galvanized and treated with micro-finishing for durability, it comes with micro-magnetic blade fixation - the picks cannot slip out.

This must-have multitool is discreet yet powerful for effective covert operation spring-steel picks for extreme toughness and flexibility. Being prepared to pick locks in any emergency and yet remain covert when not in use is what defines a next-level lock picker.

As always, we recommend that you also browse through our range of practice locks too!


10. Best Lock Pick Set - Sparrows Vorax Lock Pick Set

The Sparrows Vorax set offers a complete selection of professional rakes, picks and tension tools for the serious Single Pin Picker and lock Raker.

Combining years of experience and design into one set, the Vorax provides serious lock picking ability with style, premium manufacture and attention to detail. This distinct and impressive set is the definitive all-in creation of professional lock pickers who demand quality and precision design.

This Canadian Lock Picking manufacturer sure knows how to make sets for picking locks, and their exclusivity means you should definitely check them out. While pricey, and a little behind Multipick and perhaps Dangerfield in quality - they're still up there on our list of top sets.

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Five Star Video Review of our Praxis Lock Pick Set!


Universally praised by all reviewers.

Perfect two thicknesses for all locks.

Easy to learn to use - just like our other sets

Watch the Lock-Lab Video Review below

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Amazing Practice Locks to speed up learning

One last thing - We usually also recommend that if you are starting out, you also look at our collection of training locks to get you started.
This bundle is ideal if you want a great price when getting practice locks to improve your dexterity and skill.
Our Box of Quality Practice Locks consists of:
  • A clear, see-through practice padlock with visible mechanism + keys
  • A clear, see-through double-sided practice lock with visible mechanism + keys: get double the practice easily.
  • A unique crystal-clear practice lock with keys, again ideal for training with your picks. This lock is a joy to hold and we have customers buying it just for decorative purposes. It's just that well crafted.
Whether you're after a series of great practical puzzles or just something to keep your brain active - this practice lock bundle is perfect for expanding your picking collection... or just for displaying on your desk to impress your friends!

Brain Training

Improve your IQ and manual dexterity with practice

Expand your starter sets

More locks = more fun. Keep your hands occupied while you multitask!

Challenge yourself

Picking locks becomes zen-like, but only after a worthy struggle.

This is just the beginning

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How to Pick Locks - a Dummies Guide

We are extremely proud of our newly released, glossy, squarebound, teach yourself Lock Picking handbook in hard copy. Our recommended guide to Lock Picking - or what we like to fondly term Practical Brain Training. Improve your IQ, and sharpen your manual dexterity!

At 36 pages of weighty, unparalleled, solid information in full color covering lock picking and single pin picking, this is a specialist guide and must-have for anyone who doesn't want to squint at a mass of text on your phone.

As a bonus, this will also always the latest version of our guide - so even if you've read the old version or have come across any other documents, this has a lot in it that we'd recommend - as well as a quick-start for lock picking cylinder locks (door locks typically).

This illustrated, detailed glossy guide covers everything from:

    • How locks actually work (including 3D images in color)
    • How Lock Picking works and how you can learn this skill
    • How keys function function inside locks
    • Tolerances, and how lock picks work on locks
    • What pins are inside the lock, and how picking takes advantage of them
    • A Variety of effective picking options and techniques
    • How to hold the picks so you don't strain your hands
    • Advanced picking options on different illustrated locks

Once you've read through this with some picks and practice locks in front of you - we're certain that you'll be able to add a brand new, cool survival skill to your list of abilities! Get your copy now!

Our in-house lock picking expert Chris Dangerfield has this to add:

The summaries above of our time-tested and best lock pick gun options will help you narrow down your choices. These are the tools we use, the ones we supply to hobbyists, professionals, locksmiths, the military, police and other key servicemen, as well as world champion locksport pickers!

We design, manufacture and routinely use many of the picks we sell, and our customer reviews speak volumes about our years of trustworthiness and service, as well as our great prices and Free Shipping over $35 from our US warehouse.

That being said, we do recommend obviously the Wendt brand for tools (as shown above also), and Multipick, as well as Southord.

What better way to educate yourself about locks, save yourself money so you don't have to pay locksmiths all the time for solvable call-outs, learn home security and challenge your brain? Along the way, you'll improve your lock knowledge and pick gun use!


Here are the remaining 4 questions you need to ask yourself:

    1. How much do you want to spend?
    2. Do you want a beginner set or do you want to spend more on a complete professional lock pick set?
    3. Do you want to add practice locks to the purchase?
    4. Are you going to add a guide book to the lock pick set?


That's it - now you have all you need to make the right choice! Please Share our guide if you think someone might enjoy a read!

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To read more about each set, just click on the numbered titles to see them on our website and see what our other customers think of them. We provide fast and free delivery, great after-sales service and a 100% money back return guarantee if you aren't happy with the quality of our lock picks!

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