You might have heard it said of someone that they have “clever hands”.It’s a 19th-century expression, and so not often used today, but we still recognize it when we hear it.But it’s really instructive to think about what the idea is, and how it emerged....
Realistically, we’ve all seen images of lockpicking in the movies and sometimes on TV.Sometimes it seems that the difficulty varies, not with the lock or the skill of the practitioner, but with how much suspense a show needs to build up.
Sometimes fate or life or whatever you want to call it, leaves a door a little open and you walk through it. But sometimes it locks the door and you have to find the key, or pick the lock, or knock the damn thing down.
Lockpick and locksmithing sites seldom talk about escape artists; after all, it’s a very specialized art. But what that leaves behind is something we think is really valuable: themindset of an escape artist.