The Peterson Mini Knife is both a decoding and bypassing tool. Principally, it can slip down into the recesses next to the dials of multi-wheel combination locks found on briefcases, cash boxes, outdoor key storage boxes, and the Prestolock 2400 and 2600 series.
Additionally, however, the Mini Knife is also a capable bypass tool for situations where a thin but strong blade element can slip into specific areas and trigger release mechanisms. One famous such attack is the vulnerability found in many padlocks of the Sesamee design style. (The most iconic of these, beyond the original Corbin Sesamee, is the Master Lock model 175 as well as Brinks' and other brands' clones of this design.) The Mini Knife can also be used to shim open handcuffs such as those made by Peerless, Smith & Wesson, ASP, and others in the ubiquitous "swing through" pawl style used across America and around the world.
The Peterson Mini Knife has undergone many changes over the years. It has been offered in a variety of colors, perhaps most often being seen with a bright orange handle. This latest iteration of the product, in robins egg blue, still has a stainless steel blade but the thickness is now reduced down to 0.006" and Ken backed off on the Rockwell hardness just a tiny bit and reduced the overall length about 0.200 to overcome the breakage occurrences that could increase as the thickness decreased.
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