It's been an adjustment getting used to a set of keys that look hundreds of years old. I took a step back the first time I had to lock up La Maisonette with these antiques. But, the real turning point was for me was pulling up to a modern mini-Home-Depot-type store and seeing the key maker's sizable wall of similar-looking keys. It was one of those "yes, I am truly in France" kind of moments. This is not anything like the little key-making kiosk I visit in the parking lot of my local Sears!