Lock Pick Guidelines

All recommendations and links listed here are for reference only, and are subject to change at any time without notice. Refer to your local jurisdiction.

Disclaimer: TIHK products are intended for use in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws. Improper or illegal use of TIHK products is not endorsed or encouraged. Use of all products is at your own personal risk and discretion.



    • It is generally allowed to pick a lock which you have been given permission to pick.
    • It is always legal to pick locks that belong to you.


    • It is illegal to pick locks that do not belong to you without permission.


      • Most state governments require that law enforcement and/or a jury need to prove criminal intent before possession of lock picking tools can be prosecuted as illegal.
      • Your possession of lock picking tools is much more likely to be drawn into question if you have them on your person when you are arrested for doing something else illegal. Our advice? Don't do anything illegal.
      • Laws vary from state to state. You are responsible for checking and complying with your local laws. Lock picks are illegal to possess in the following states:

      Lock picks are illegal to possess/transfer in the following countries: