Sticky Barrel

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$69.00
DESIGNER: Phil Wigfield
MATERIAL: Brass and steel
RELEASE DATE: 5.23.2022
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.

Sticky Barrel is a take-apart puzzle. The goal is simple: remove the stick that is stuck in the barrel. Easy enough, right? You'll find the solution to be anything but, and reassembly can be even more vexing. The solving experience is pleasant, and the smooth movement will have you fidgeting with it even when you aren't actively trying to unlock its secrets.

Handling Metal Puzzles
All metals tarnish over time. Residual oil and salt from handling speed up the process and may leave undesirable fingerprints. Occasional use of our Metal Puzzle Polishing Kit with a coat of Renaissance Wax will keep your metal puzzles in tip-top shape!

Customer Reviews

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W.J.
Great desk puzzle

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.

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Parri M.
Great fidget toy. Frustratingly difficult puzzle.

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.

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Kyle C.
A barrel of fidgety fun

Having solved both this and the one produced from Phil, it was clear that the idea was to make this as close to identical as the original design as possible - with great success.

A great puzzle which you can hand to a novice or expert puzzle solver with similar results.

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