LAB Picks (hooks, rakes).
LAB picks, originally designed by Gerry Finch, include a wide
variety of hooks, virtually all of which are
smaller than the standard "small hook" included in most sets from
other makers (and shown for reference at the bottom of this photo).
These picks are much easier to maneuver around heavily warded
or paracentric keyways, and are among my favorites. They are made
of a rather soft material and have a narrow tang, however, making
them more easily bent than other picks. They are .025 inches thick.
Note that all of the picks are double ended and are not
fitted with any special handle. I find their lack of a handle
to be an advantage, giving better transmission of tactile
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35mm lens, under light tent with electronic flash.
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