[1229] The Secret To Picking This 115-Year Old Yale Padlock

1905 Model 805 “Ironsides” Push Key Padlock


  • Johnathan Saegal
    Johnathan Saegal9 dager siden

    That shackle sure doesn't enter the body with much length... a good whack with a pistol butt would probably dislodge the nub of the shackle from the body of the lock. ... still better than Masterlock or any Chinese zinc core.

  • Travis Wooster
    Travis Wooster9 dager siden

    I have one of these. I found it in my grandfather's tools after he died close to 20 years ago. I don't have a key. Maybe now I can get it open!

  • ichinichisan
    ichinichisan11 dager siden

    LPL: "If you try to pick this in the traditional way..." 115-Year-Old Yale Padlock: I **AM** TRADITION!

  • Marc Nelson
    Marc Nelson11 dager siden

    Have one in my hand now. Found at my Grandfather. Pretty neat piece of history

  • LockeSoriku
    LockeSoriku12 dager siden

    Funny; I just bought one of these for practicing.

  • Xan Krigor
    Xan Krigor17 dager siden

    What if it constructed the way that pushing key way was not affect on shackle pushing (they are independent), would it make it significally harder to pick?

  • Lone Wolf
    Lone Wolf17 dager siden

    Looking pretty good for its age... this is from the "they dont make'em like they used to" era

  • SaltyHashes
    SaltyHashes19 dager siden

    I'm also only here to mention Master Lock.

  • Michael Campbell
    Michael Campbell23 dager siden

    Before watching the LPL my mind had only been blown once before when it comes to lockpicking and safe cracking and that was jeff sitar crack the safe quicker than I can accomplish most menial tasks but this mans knowledge of lockpicking I'd venture to say is nigh unparalleled in all seriousness you're like a lockpicking savant

  • Dalmain J
    Dalmain J25 dager siden

    That lock looks valuable. I wouldn't mind paying $200 for it.

  • GWiens2001


    25 dager siden

    I'll include free shipping if you pay me $200 for one. ;)

  • John Michael
    John Michael25 dager siden

    This just further reinforces the fact that the most important tool in a pickers arsenal is their knowledge of the lock.

  • HypeSetter
    HypeSetter25 dager siden

    Company: Hello I proudly present you the safest safe of all time, how we guarantee that this safe is unpick able is... LPL: ...3 is binding...

  • Trevor S
    Trevor S27 dager siden

    Stuff made here’s lock when will we see this!!

  • Dead Serious
    Dead Serious27 dager siden

    premonition video

  • Sofascialistadankula Megadonakeratosis
    Sofascialistadankula Megadonakeratosis27 dager siden


  • alliwantedwasapepsi
    alliwantedwasapepsi28 dager siden

    How tough is that brass shackle?

  • NonStopScaffolding
    NonStopScaffolding28 dager siden

    I worked in lock shop during high school in the early 70s. When those old Yales came in I would shim them from the front with a curved shim and a hook pick. After opening you could get the plug out and make a key easy.

  • 2009dudeman
    2009dudeman29 dager siden

    Now what if you modified the mechanism so that the shackle is not connected to the core, but is instead held in by a detent that the core blocks. So pulling on the shackle does not tension the lock, then you recess the core behind a keyway plate. The proper key can still push the core in and the shackle can be opened (could spring load it), but tensioning the lock would require sticking something into the keyway to push against the back of the core and get in the way of your pick.

  • save the snails
    save the snails29 dager siden

    can you tell how you need to pick a lock by looking at the key?

  • patrick anquetil
    patrick anquetil29 dager siden

    The age of this lock makes me wonder for how long has lockpicking been a discipline?

  • RandomStuff
    RandomStuff29 dager siden

    Could have been aboard the Titanic.

  • Dabombinable Mi
    Dabombinable Mi29 dager siden

    A good case of security through obscurity.

  • Dr.Mikizzle Therapist
    Dr.Mikizzle Therapist29 dager siden

    The internal yugoslavian pivotally fancy because hacksaw seemingly harass apropos a parched hail. willing, living liver

  • David Tarushka
    David Tarushka29 dager siden

    So many years later... LPL finally found the key to get into Yale.

  • bnvdarklord
    bnvdarklord29 dager siden

    I wonder; would this idea of a pushable core be more secure on a door? You can't tension it by pulling in this situation.

  • CoolChannel Name
    CoolChannel Name29 dager siden

    Just look at all the little bits of styling. We are devolving as a society and the worst part of it all is society believes it is advancing.

  • Killerofcats
    KillerofcatsMåned siden


  • Гарик Южный
    Гарик ЮжныйMåned siden

    Всем привет!!! Раньше делали упор на качество а сейчас на колличество. Привет с кубани.

  • Emmett Toews
    Emmett ToewsMåned siden

    I've had two of these for years and it never occurred to me to just pull the shackle for tension. Been sliding a shim in and then lifting the pins front to back, using the shim to keep them at the sheer line. This is much nicer xD

  • Breeze Posts Cringe
    Breeze Posts CringeMåned siden

    “So you pull on the shackle, I’m going to show you how that’s done: you pull on the shackle.”

  • Harry Vanhoo
    Harry VanhooMåned siden

    I think I would like one.

  • S. Stewart
    S. StewartMåned siden

    Beautiful lock

  • Ryder Thomason
    Ryder ThomasonMåned siden

    Somehow better than current locks

  • Waterdust
    WaterdustMåned siden


  • mattikaki
    mattikakiMåned siden

    The logo on the backside of the lock resembles the logo of an old Finnish bank ”Säästöpankkien Keskus-Osake-Pankki” (est. 1908) fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Säästöpankkien_Keskus-Osake-Pankki Perhaps this lock inspired them when designing their logo.

  • DynamicWorlds
    DynamicWorldsMåned siden

    It seems like making a lock on this principle for something like a deadbolt (where you have to push) would be hard to pick especially if you made it visually identical to other generic deadbolt locks. Cheap gimmicky lock mechanisms that you can't tell appart from standard locks would likely be plenty sufficient for most people's needs today.

  • tonyholt90
    tonyholt90Måned siden

    Cool padlock

  • Ian Broadhurst
    Ian BroadhurstMåned siden

    is there a lock you cannot pick

  • Devon St. Denis - Richard
    Devon St. Denis - RichardMåned siden

    "This is the lockpicking lawyer, and what I have for you today is an RSA encrypted password, that I am going to open with a toothpick"

  • Abhishek DB
    Abhishek DBMåned siden

    1905 owner : 🙄

  • Barry Hernandez
    Barry HernandezMåned siden

    The lock is beautiful, almost like a piece of jewelry, in it's own way.

  • Enigmata Chasm
    Enigmata ChasmMåned siden

    Old locks tend to be far superior in terms of time wasted on the attack, if only because they were made to be as slow to actually unlock as possible, like that old 4 key shrine lock. Modern lock companies are just very stupid in focusing the entire security on the smallest part instead of simpler other measures like a two or three lock latch for commercial properties, almost to the point of sabotage.

  • Legend Of Ignayteus
    Legend Of IgnayteusMåned siden

    Still waiting for the unpickable lock video. At least there's plenty of great content in the meantime.

  • JoeyRivers
    JoeyRiversMåned siden

    Cmon I dare a company to develop a lock called The Nose and say its unpickable

  • Chris P. Bacon
    Chris P. BaconMåned siden

    Anyone still wairing for the stuff made here lock?

  • AdriReport
    AdriReportMåned siden

    Would this be a good door cilinder then? Since you wouldn't be able to pull (from the inside) or would it be just as simple with pushing from the outside?

  • Martin Hansen
    Martin HansenMåned siden

    Does this man even has a key for his house?

  • Darryl Hamlin
    Darryl HamlinMåned siden

    At this point I’m convinced when he walks near the lock section in stores all the locks open themselves out of fear.

  • sirjeffrey claude
    sirjeffrey claudeMåned siden

    I love the beauty of it's age, but, and, could really appreciate seeing this lock in a sparkling shiny chrome.

  • Shardul Shs
    Shardul ShsMåned siden

    WHY DON'T YOU DESIGN A LOCK..... with all this knowledge, it would be unbreakable

  • Ken Bladehart
    Ken BladehartMåned siden

    Confusing the lock picker. Thats the key... or lock

  • theAwesomeBrick
    theAwesomeBrickMåned siden

    This is a really interesting lock. I imagine the inner mechanism looks similar to a modern pin-tumbler lock, with springs, drivers, and key pins, however once those pins are set, the entire core is pushed inward instead of rotated. I wonder how easy this design would have been to manufacture compared to more modern mechanisms.

  • screwyluie
    screwyluieMåned siden

    can you take it apart so we can see the internals?

  • Just A Moment with Brian
    Just A Moment with BrianMåned siden

    Anybody wonder what kind of lock he actually uses on his house?

  • redfish337
    redfish337Måned siden

    115 years ago! Wow, I wonder what locks were like the late 1800s... "from somewhere around 1905" Hmmm.... >___>

  • Razvan Mihaeanu
    Razvan MihaeanuMåned siden

    I have an idea! Double this lock!

  • Rizki Pratama
    Rizki PratamaMåned siden

    That is beautiful lock

  • Brian Lopez
    Brian LopezMåned siden

    Are the materials better?

  • Andrew S
    Andrew SMåned siden

    One question: If locked this to something with large enough diameter that your finger couldn't fit underneath the shackle, would that make this more difficult?

  • Grammar Officer Krupke
    Grammar Officer KrupkeMåned siden

    I wonder how many people watch the LPL for the wrong reasons?🤔

  • Matthew Bond
    Matthew BondMåned siden

    I have some old yale locks I haven't been able to pick....I wonder if they're a similar style

  • TheClipLawyer YT
    TheClipLawyer YTMåned siden

    Oh shoot another 1 minute video

  • Josh PaperDragon
    Josh PaperDragonMåned siden

    Why can't they make a mechanism that prevents individual pins from setting?

  • Don Martin
    Don MartinMåned siden

    Oh!! I have one of those locks!! I had no idea it was that old. I guess it’s time to spend the rest of my night trying to pick it...

  • EricZ Khan
    EricZ KhanMåned siden

    What happens to your channel when you’ve picked all the locks LPL?

  • Daniel Ferreira Santos
    Daniel Ferreira SantosMåned siden

    Hey LPL! Would you like someone to edit your videos? I'm saying this cause I'm a Media Designer and I think there could be a rework on your channel :D Message me if you agree. If not, great content anyway.

  • David Bermudez
    David BermudezMåned siden

    LPL: If you pick it the wrong way will lead to HOURS of frustration Yale Locks: We did it yellers time to celebrate 🎉

  • tommis1985
    tommis1985Måned siden

    Sometimes you just have to go back to older technology to fool the modern thief...somewhat similar to a manual transmission being a good theft deterrent these days ;-)

  • フクロウ
    フクロウMåned siden

    If I hear "a click on 1, ...." infront of my door, I might as well just open the door for them.

  • Josh Crowe
    Josh CroweMåned siden

    I doubt you would need to pick a padlock that isn't locked around anything. I respect your work but in this case it would be nice if you demonstrated providing tension if the lock is around something.

  • Flamermage
    FlamermageMåned siden

    Wow did this lock just gave the lockpickinglawyer hours of frustration or did he just assume noob picklockers have hours of frustration with this lock?

  • 1.5x playback everything - thank me later
    1.5x playback everything - thank me laterMåned siden

    when is the impossible lock from fellow youtuber coming?

  • The 64th Shadow
    The 64th ShadowMåned siden

    115 years = 1906

  • The Original Chefboyoboy
    The Original ChefboyoboyMåned siden

    almost looks as if you were to put a good, beefy plumbers helper on that you could twist it open as the pin on the shackle doesn't look that long.

  • HARDIK Davara
    HARDIK DavaraMåned siden

    Geeez, LPL is such an expert, now I'm eagerly waiting to see him pick Assassin's creed 3 door locks with his personal tools

  • John Lever
    John LeverMåned siden

    I watch these and imagine that if the lock or device was sentient how disappointed in itself it would be having prevented an attack on itself for less than a few seconds (or sometimes a lot shorter). Poor little guys. Trying their best quite happy with themselves until LPL walks in to boss music.

  • Marc Scotland
    Marc ScotlandMåned siden

    Amazing to see old stuff

  • Mr. Kamikaze
    Mr. KamikazeMåned siden

    I once took 8 months on and off of practicing trying to ride a unicycle untill I finally could. So yah, now I I can do that

  • Алексей Сериков
    Алексей СериковMåned siden

    Aww, what a sweet chocolate of the locks :3

  • St0RM33
    St0RM33Måned siden

    where is the unpickable lock from that other guy that makes fun of his wife??

  • Sycamore Gamingz
    Sycamore GamingzMåned siden

    Interesting to see this show up, because I bought a lock identical to this just the other day, with no key. Nice to see how to open so fast, lol.

  • dieillumintiscum
    dieillumintiscumMåned siden

    Do you do voice over? You've got 'The voice'.

  • Mike Lacquette
    Mike LacquetteMåned siden

    Still waiting for the unpickable lock

  • Somebodywhoateapie
    SomebodywhoateapieMåned siden

    Security by obscurity.

  • Baxter Burgundy
    Baxter BurgundyMåned siden

    I love how I found some guy saying this was the most unpickable lock in existance on the internet a few years back just for it to be one of the shorter videos on this channel.

  • Matthew Shooshtari
    Matthew ShooshtariMåned siden

    What I have learned from all this is that most locks are there to keep honest people honest. It could also stop criminals without much skill or critical thinking skills. They might try sawing a lock for hours instead of taking out a screw for instance. For criminals who have high skill, the risk/reward of doing petty theft doesn't pay off. Instead, borrowing things undetected, maintaining access to things that are assumed protected and other covert things likey pay the bills. Otherwise resourcefulness could be put to a more profitable use. Making youtube videos, or working in a professional field like the law, information technology, or medicine. All in all this is really great entertainment, and I enjoy exposure to a whole new puzzle/problem solving area. That said

  • ElFlorete TM
    ElFlorete TMMåned siden

    Here I am again to see,how can I do my next burglary... thank you lock picking lawyer for saving my day!!

  • Tom Kitta
    Tom KittaMåned siden

    So if you know what you are doing more secure the ML - if you don't know what you are doing WAY more secure then ML!

  • rene charbonneau
    rene charbonneauMåned siden

    Would make a wonderful practice lock.

  • Kent Costello
    Kent CostelloMåned siden

    You need to show off all your tools of a lock Smith .

  • Keagstand 509
    Keagstand 509Måned siden

    That took longer than some modern locks you've done. Lol

  • Bruce Maliga
    Bruce MaligaMåned siden

    When will you pick the un-pickable lock?

  • steve denis
    steve denisMåned siden

    I have one of these locks never realized how old it could be.

  • CraZGuy Kwan
    CraZGuy KwanMåned siden

    I have stopped watching your videos (since that Indian 4-key lock) until you get that unpickable lock from the geeky engineering major

  • Jordan Brancato
    Jordan BrancatoMåned siden

    i wonder if there are any locks that take him like 5 minutes to open?

  • Ed
    EdMåned siden

    All the dislikes were Harvard locks

  • larrybud
    larrybudMåned siden

    Combine this with requiring the core to be turned and you might turn this into a two man, or 3 hand operation.

  • InfoBlues
    InfoBluesMåned siden

    15k likes, 40 dislikes He has a dedicated fan base and I love it

  • Hari Shree Joshi
    Hari Shree JoshiMåned siden

    Another one bites the dust

  • Ružno Pače
    Ružno PačeMåned siden

    Is there a video where he doesen't manage to open it? Really curious