The term ‘skeleton key’ refers to a key that contains only the essential parts. The inside bit is hollow, and the serrated edge removed, making a master key that opens multiple warded locks in a particular system. When creating a skeleton key, locksmiths extract the center of the key to allow it to bypass wards and unlock numerous locks with varying ward configuration. Skeleton keys are useful in many modern settings such as hotels, schools, apartments, and office buildings.

A ‘skeleton key’ also refers to a fascinating, beautiful key common in earlier centuries for cabinets, chests, and doors. Each key has a captivating metal design and a unique appearance. Today, locksmiths do not make the keys regularly, and they occasionally act as decorations, necklace charms, and props in plays. 

How do skeleton keys work?

Skeleton keys work with both lever and warded locks. In lever locks, the top of the key pushes the three or five levers to the correct height, bypasses the wards without interruption, and the key rotates fully. In warded locks, skeleton keys open the locks without interference from the wards because the keys lack interior notches. 

Are all skeleton keys identical?

Although skeleton keys are master keys, they differ in size, the diameter of the barrel, and the cut of the bit. Each key opens a specific set of locks. Also, antique skeleton keys have intricate details.

Can you make a skeleton key?

Whether you need to duplicate an existing skeleton key or replace a lost one, we will make a key for any lock. Although finding the right cut from our pre-cut keys may be challenging, you can count on us to deliver. If the original key for your antique furniture or old door is missing, we can help you find a replacement that will match your lock.

Can you open a skeleton key lock?

Yes. If you get locked out of your home or any system that requires a skeleton key, you can contact TBC Locksmith. We will open your lock without damaging it. 

What does an antique skeleton key symbolize?

Skeleton keys symbolize unlocking the door to whatever you wish to attain. When given on your 21st birthday, you are considered old enough to hold the key to your family’s home.

At TBC Locksmith, we guarantee products that surpass your expectations. Call us today for superior functional and decorative skeleton keys.

We Make Keys For:

  • Homes
  • Offices
  • All doors
  • Cupboards and cabinets
  • Closets
  • Bedrooms
  • Padlocks
  • Cars

About TBC Locksmith

TBC Locksmith is a professional, dependable, and affordable provider of residential, commercial, emergency, and automotive locksmith services in Toronto and the GTA. We serve clients in and around cities within 60 kilometers from Toronto, including Brampton, Mississauga, North York, Markham and Vaughan. We also service cities further on the outskirts of Toronto: Pickering, Oshawa, Ajax, Barrie, Newmarket, and Whitby. Our highly skilled locksmith offers top-notch door repairs, installation of new locks, making new keys, and rekeying locks. We provide solutions for home, apartments/condos, offices, storefronts and car lockouts.

Having the right security solution for your property is critical. You need an experienced locksmith that you can rely on both for regular services, and whenever emergencies occur. We are open 24/7 and have a 15-30 minute response time so do not hesitate to give us a call. At TBC Locksmith, we have a large inventory of superior quality locksmith products to ensure that we respond to your needs promptly. We believe in delivering our promise and doing the job right the first time.

Here are some more reasons why TBC Locksmith is a great choice.

  • We are a family-owned business
  • We provide 24-hour availability, 7 days a week
  • Our technicians are fully licensed, certified, insured, and bonded
  • Our response time is 15-30 minutes
  • We offer honest, competitive pricing
  • We offer a 90-day guarantee

You can call us at (647) 699-0953 any time you need locksmith services for your home, office, or car. We will respond immediately and offer you the best solution.