How a Key Works

A key is an instrument that is used to operate a lock. A typical key is a small piece of metal consisting of two parts: the blade, which slides into the keyway of the lock and distinguishes between different keys, and the bow, which is left protruding so that torque can be applied by the user.

This animation makes everything so clear, in a way that would be so difficult to explain in words.

How a Key Works

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