Beautiful vintage Korean Fish Lock with key. Not sure about the metal meterial, nickel and/or brass which has patina due to the age. Still able to see delicate carving on the surface. Consists of these parts: 1. Key 2. Fish form part with U-shape 3. Slot
How to open the lock with a straight key
Hold the main part in your left hand, the key in your right handle. Push the key slowly into the U-shape until the lock opens. Should it not be possible the first time, remove the key and restart. Remove the slot from the U-shape, the lock is now open.
Note: Do not force, slow forward/backward moves will open the lock.
How to attach the lock to a Korean furniture
Close the ring over the joint. Hold the opening of the U-shape over the hole of the joint. Move the slot into the U-shape. The stick of the slot has to go through the hole in the joint.The lock is now closed.
Note: Before you try to fix a lock to a furniture make sure, that you can open and close the lock without any problems.
Dimensions: 1″ x 6.5″ (Fish form part) x 3.5″