In lieu of picking a lock, a skillful thief could make an exact copy of a borrowed key after taking a wax imprint of the key. The process was time consuming and required skillful hands.
- Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue, p. 14-15
- Vince Garcia (November 1986). “Tools of the (Thieving) Trade”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #115 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 34–36.