Barbed Wire Heart Key

Barbed Wire Heart Key

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Fits SC1 (Schlage) home and office locks
Made of solid brass

Made of silver plated brass.
Fits KW1 (Kwikset) home and office locks

Which style do you need?
Some key manufacturers will stamp their key with either KW1 or SC1. If you have a key that’s been stamped, congratulations! There’s no need to go any further in your quest to find out what type of house key you have. However, if you’re unable to find a stamp, then the next step is to look at the shape of the key.

The easiest physical way to tell which type of key you have is to inspect the top shape of the key. To begin, lay your key down so it’s flat on a surface.

If the top of your key has five rounded corners (like a pentagon) and smooth sides, you can conclude that you most likely have a KW1 house key.

If, on the other hand, the top of your key has more notches and resembles a diamond shape, you most likely have a SC1 house key.

Both of these keyways share similar characteristics, but it’s important to remember they are not compatible with lock cylinders of the opposite type. You must match the keyway type with the lock cylinder type to have a locking mechanism that functions properly.