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The Sherlock Holmes Credit Card Lock Pick Set

The Sherlock Holmes Credit Card Lock Pick Set

“The door had eventually to be opened by a locksmith from Aldershot.”

-The Adventure of the Crooked Man (CROO)

Back in 2011, an online marketing company called 1 Sale A Day, was offering a lock pick set that was housed in a container that looked like a check / credit card for Sherlock Holmes. If you look closely, they spelled the last name as HOLMS, missing the letter E. The set was available for purchase at $2.99 plus shipping. They are no longer available for purchase.


In the years since that offer, the online company has rebranded itself as 1Sale and they still offer a lock pick set housed in a credit card holder. The new “card” has the name of James Bond and they spelled his name correctly. The price has gone down to $2.95 and shipping is $3.99.


For those fans of the now cancelled Houdini & Doyle television series, there was also a credit card lock pick set for Harry Houdini a few years back as well. As is the case with Holmes card, the Houdini version is also unavailable for purchase at this time.

3 Responses to The Sherlock Holmes Credit Card Lock Pick Set

  1. So is that a working lock pick set, did it come with instructions and is it legal to sell/own them? Just asking for a friend.

    • There was this disclaimer from the seller: In placing any order with us, you are certifying to 1SaleADay that you are 18 or older, and that you will not use this lock pick set for any illegal, immoral, or unlawful purpose or manner. You are also certifying that you accept sole responsibility for obeying all local, state, and federal statutes regarding the possession and use of such tools as this lock pick set, and that 1SaleADay L.L.C will be held completely harmless in the event you fail to observe such restrictions. In addition, you are certifying that you accept full responsibility for any loss or damage that occurs from the misuse of this lock pick set. Customer further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless 1SaleADay L.L.C. against any liabilities, settlements, and expenses in connection with any claim or action that arises from an alleged violation of the aforementioned.

      • “If any of these symptoms persist, discontinue use immediately and contact your doctor.” That does answer my friend’s question, thanks.