|MATERIAL:||Brass and steel
|SIZE:||1.2" x 2.85"
Sticky Barrel is our first foray into the manufacture of machined all-metal puzzles. Precision crafted from brass and steel, Sticky Barrel feels solid and exact. The accuracy, quality, and finish are in keeping with the finest tradition in high-end mechanical metal puzzles. We're thrilled with the results! Particular thanks to Phil Wigfield for allowing us to license his excellent design.
Handling Metal Puzzles
I've been playing with this little guy for a few weeks now on and off and it is a great puzzle. Not to easy to figure out and just fun to play with while sitting at work or in line somewhere. It also has a nice weight to it and is not too bulky so it makes a great toy to keep in a jacket pocket or purse. I still haven't figured this one out and look forward to the aha moment every time I play with it. Cubic Dissection shipped the puzzle quickly and as always makes a high quality product.
Sticky Barrel looks great and is fun yet frustrating. After spinning it round and round for quite some time, I got nowhere. I was pleased to hear that I guessed right on the mechanism, but executing it was still a challenge! Despite this, CD's metal work is fantastic and at a great price. I'm happy having it on my office desk to share with others.
Workmanship is top quality. Sticky barrel is easy to hold and fun just to fiddle with. You may come away after hours of frustration wondering whether it’s solvable. It is, but takes either exceptional luck or thoughtful consideration of how to reach a solution so you’re not just twirling the stick endlessly. I compare this on some level to the blind solve of Felix Ure’s Titan. For the price; it’s an exceptionally good value. But be prepared for a lot of deep thinking before you can solve this one.