How to open a locked door with a knife. If youre locked on the other side look for a tiny hole on the doorknob. A simple butter knife or putty knife might work so considering using that first. You may not want to use a very sharp knife or a knife with a very sharp tip to open a door lock.
And technically that method bypasses the lock rather than picking it. Push an eyeglasses screwdriver a paper clip hammered flat or a very small butter knife into this hole. The latch springs out into a latch pocket in the door jamb keeping the door closed.
Use the screwdriver to pry open the door slightly then stick the rod in and push the unlock button. If the lock is a pin tumbler lock then you will need to stick the blade into the lock as far as possible. This video will benefit those viewers who have accidentally lost or forgot a key to a room and would like to learn how to easily open the door.
With a deadbolt or security latch that uses multiple tongues that depress at different angles a knife isnt going to help in the slightest at least not directly. Using any metal object to pry the door open can cause damage to your exterior and interior so be cautious using this method. Turning the knob or handle retracts the latch allowing the door to open.
Now push the door to open it. Obtain a knife to open the door. If the knob or handle is locked a simple butter knife or putty knife can be used to retract the latch open and gain entry into the room.
One slip and you could injure yourself with the knife. This is how to open any lock with a spreading knife. Use the step by step guide over at instructables to show that locked door whos boss.
If you want to go all macgyver on the locked door grab a vacuum cleaner dental floss and a piece of paper. Once you pry open the door stop take a thin sharp object such as a knife or credit card and slide it through the latch.