Everest Keys

Everest key in cylinder Everest keys have an upward groove along their lower right that mates with the downward ward in the keyway. The groove lifts a pin at the far end of the keyway that allows the plug to turn. (The notch in the groove 2/3rds of the way down the key has no effect on Everest locks, but is cut at the factory to prevent Everest keys from being modified for use with Schlage Primus sidebar locks, another restricted key system.)

Image taken with a Nikon D-100 digital camera with a Nikkor 85mm 1:2.8D tilt/shift macro lens (with Kenko extension tube). Lit by electronic flash and various reflectors.

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