When we received the picture of this Fort Knox safe in Liverpool we could tell from the lack of handle and the amount of rust that it would probably not be an easy opening. Looking into the lock with scopes showed a large amount of rust and crud, so much so in fact that we could not determine if the lock was open or not. The lid was rusted solid so before we started hammering away trying to free the lid it was important to ensure that it was unlocked. After some time cleaning out the lock we could finally see that it was indeed unlocked and we could use the ‘Big hammer’ to free the lid. Being in a cellar and given the level of rust we weren’t surprised to see that the safe was full of murky water once opened.