Locks from different parts of the world always makes me very curious,it’s nice to see different designs of locks and usually they do offer some different protection of the lock.
This is a Miwa lock I got from a friend who had visited Japan about a year ago.At first glance the key looks normal with a double-bitted cuts but when I had a closer look I was amazed by how this lock is designed (I would like to apologise for the quality of my pictures,but even a better photographer would have troubles showing this how beautiful this lock is)
The lock is operated by one side bar and seven sliders that moves inside the plug which is build like a tree house
Hope you can see the sliders -3 them are up to the left ,the other 4 are down
The key is very tight ,I did see a picking tool for this lock but I don’t think it will be very easy,impreesioning might be the best way
Here is the side bar
All in all this is a very interesting lock and I do hope I will get more of them in the future!