Saturday, October 17, 2015

Popplock T1

Ah, the Popplock T1! I believe this is the first review on the internet of this particular puzzle. This is also the first in the coming chronological series of (very late-to-the-party)Popplock reviews. I'm overjoyed to say I managed to snag this puzzle off of Wil Strijbos a couple years ago. He was the original owner and I am the second owner of this puzzle. It cost me an arm and a leg!

The Legend of the T1: First produced in 2006 by Rainer Popp. Already experienced in restoring antique padlocks, he was goaded by a friend to consider designing a padlock of his own. The T1 is what he came up with! A padlock with no visible openings, no key, and not a combination lock. An essential block of brass with a shackle and a mystery method to opening it. This is Rainer's "Lock That Started It All" that spawned what the Popplock name is today.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Lock That Started It All

In all it's glory.
Excuse my shoddy iPhone photography skills, I'll get better as the blog progresses(hopefully!) While this is a rather boring lock for a first blog, this is the first trick padlock that I ever received and it seems only fitting that it be the first padlock reviewed. It bears more of an emotive value to me than any other padlock in my collection.