Titan is a simple-looking, yet highly challenging metal puzzle and take-apart puzzle by Felix Ure.
Titan is a simple-looking, yet highly challenging take-apart puzzle. The first design by Felix Ure, it's widely regarded as being both incredibly difficult and very satisfying to solve. The goal is to open the sphere but to do so you must defeat the mechanism which keeps the two spheres together.
Machined from solid brass, Titan measures 2 inches (50mm) in diameter and weighs 515g or approximately one lb. The brass is left unfinished, leaving it to slowly patinate and darken with use. Difficulty: 9/10.
Handling Metal Puzzles
This thing is the hardest puzzle you are likely to find, it requires very careful and methodical investigation to understand what is going on and even with the correct information understanding how to open it requires precise movement. I love it and hate it at the same time, but it is one of the nicest “fidgit toy” type puzzles I own.
Wow Titan gives you a run for your money. You effectively have your eyes , ears and feel to try to decipher what is going on in the brass ball. First off Titan is a heavy, impressively machined sphere worthy of anyones desk. It’s a great fidget toy you can work on while on conference calls, watching TV or just fiddling around. Expects dozens if not hundred plus hours of frustration opening this. Big bang for the buck and the long term value of having a great discussion piece that fits in on any business or den desk is well worth the price.
I saw a review of this puzzle by chance and it sounded intriguing, and as a metal fabricator the brass sphere just sounded kinda neat.
Impossible describes more than one aspect of this. If you are a sorcerer maybe you’ll crack it “quickly” but otherwise it’s good for at least 10-12 hours of frustration and cursing. But in a good way.
The machining and construction are both excellent and it’s highly unlikely you will solve it by accident, and impossible with some kind of trick or cheat. The brass will slowly develop a nice patina as you play with it. Definitely a good pick if you rank value in time to solve and construction.