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Can a locksmith make a key for a briefcase/attache?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Well-Known Member

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    I have an attache with no key - it is locked. Are locksmiths able to make keys for a lock somehow, or am I stuck with a rather nice, albeit locked, attache?
     
  2. BBC

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    Any decent locksmith (or you) can drill the lock to open the case. Once the case is open you can have a locksmith remove the old and install a new set of hardware (cost will obviously depend on what kind of hardware you want). It's a rather easy thing to have done.
     
  3. hamish5178

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    What sort of key are we talking about here? I know on my guitar cases the locks are so simple anyone could pop it with a paperclip.
     
  4. Wrigglez

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    yes a locksmith can make a key for it, they will be able to pick it to guage the height of the pins then make a key.
     
  5. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Nice to know I have some options. As for the case... well, there are no markings anywhere, but "Top Grain Cowhide" is stamped on the bottom. It appears fairly old, but seldom used, with pretty nice hardware.
     
  6. Journeyman

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    Thanks guys. Nice to know I have some options. As for the case... well, there are no markings anywhere, but "Top Grain Cowhide" is stamped on the bottom. It appears fairly old, but seldom used, with pretty nice hardware.

    Well, at least you know right from the beginning that it's not made out of deerhide.

    Best of luck in picking the lock or in getting a new key made.
     
  7. apropos

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    I have an attache with no key - it is locked. Are locksmiths able to make keys for a lock somehow, or am I stuck with a rather nice, albeit locked, attache?
    Stealing bags, even nice attaches, isn't cool.
     
  8. hamish5178

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    It is if you do it in a kilt.
     
  9. Fishball

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    Yes, every locksmith should know how to do it, no need to drill/broken the lock, especially for a attache. Even I know how to do it (my brother is a locksmith). Just a blank key and files is what you need. If no suitable blank, then it will take much more time to make one, but it still "do-able".
     
  10. jamie_locksmiths

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    Locksmiths were created with the inception of the combination lock dating back to the 14th century. The initial purpose of locksmiths was to design security locks
    to keep away unwanted intruders. In order to become a safe haven for precious documents and merchandise, locks are now perceived as a security measure more popular in the home and automobile key replacement.
     
  11. BlueHorseShoe

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    Locksmiths were created with the inception of the combination lock dating back to the 14th century. The initial purpose of locksmiths was to design security locks
    to keep away unwanted intruders. In order to become a safe haven for precious documents and merchandise, locks are now perceived as a security measure more popular in the home and automobile key replacement.


    Very helpful...
     
  12. Joe Cool

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    How 'bout a pic of the bag Moo?
     
  13. Jackie01

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    Of course they will do. Locksmith can do keys for all types of locks, they can open all types of locks and are also capable of opening any kind of security systems that matters, make sure that you choose a good and experienced locksmith and he should be skilled too because that is the most important thing for a locksmith.
     
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    Locksmiths were created with the inception of the combination lock dating back to the 14th century. The initial purpose of locksmiths was to design security locks
    to keep away unwanted intruders. In order to become a safe haven for precious documents and merchandise, locks are now perceived as a security measure more popular in the home and automobile key replacement.


    Of course they will do. Locksmith can do keys for all types of locks, they can open all types of locks and are also capable of opening any kind of security systems that matters, make sure that you choose a good and experienced locksmith and he should be skilled too because that is the most important thing for a locksmith.

    Would this qualify as the first thread to be twice necro-posted by spammers?
    Two times in a month seems significant.
     
  15. Blackhood

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    I actually don't mind the necrosis so much as the spam gets more and more informative.
     
  16. Adam Carrick12

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    Yes ofcourse, a Locksmith can do it, but it's going to get expensive. I'd think more along the lines of putting them in a locked closet, or buying some chain and some padlocks.
    One method that works on some of these lock types is to put the corner of a business card (or something thin like that with a tip) between the digits. Turn one digit until you feel it catch. Repeat the process for the other two digits. Once you have all three you may need to turn all three digits in the same direction one at a time until the lock opens. Good luck!
     

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